Stripes and denim are two of my all-time favourite fashion themes, and combined they look even better. If I’m stuck, they’re my go-to styles; both timeless and easy to wear. When I feel too girly (that’s not really my thing), denim is the best way to add a bit of that boyish edge that I love to any outfit. You can never go wrong with a striped dress and trainers to caj it down or a striped tee, teamed under dungarees or a denim pinafore for maximum cool points. A Breton top tucked into blue, cropped jeans is always a fail-safe ensemble for me if I can’t find anything else to wear.
It’s possibly the hardest season transition of the year – especially in Britain where the weather is so unpredictable – but also maybe one of my favourites. Switching from a Spring wardrobe, which in my case is still very much centred around coats and tights in a rebellion against the misleading sunny chill, to a Summer one is a trial and error process. It’s still very much reliant on whatever unexpected surprises the climate will throw at us on a certain day, but there are a few changes I’ll be focusing on to make the most of summer while I’m still on home soil. Continue reading “Slipping into Summer”
So much for April showers! This week’s mini heatwave has got me all excited for summer, so some things I’m after may be a little optimistic for this month… but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared! If you read my previous post you’ll be aware that I’m seeing red (pun intended) and it’s gonna be my go-to colour for the foreseeable future, along with good old denim and a dose of basket bags.
The flared sleeve is Spring’s undoubtedly chic trend: effortlessly cool and easy to pull off. If my purse allowed it I’d have invested in probably every style on the high street because, let’s face it, the flare isn’t going anywhere. Ideal for beating the cold of these chilly but sunny months (no one’s ready for bare arms yet…right?) but hinting to summer with an airy and relaxed vibe.
These are my favourite picks, but there are plenty more options out there too if you want a pop of colour or a slightly more subtle sleeve. For me, though, I’m loving the neutral and almost clinical presentation of stripes, surgical white, grey and (especially) gingham.