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So Last Season

Spring has finally sprung!

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 4:42pm

Well it’s officially spring! I have to say I am welcoming the new season with open arms while still acknowledging that it’s one of the more trickier season,s sartorially speaking! The weather is still, for the most part, cold and wet and yet the shops are now displaying their spring time finery with plenty of colour, print and general Easter-looking frothiness.

It’s also a time where you probably haven’t updated your wardrobe in a while and so are itching to treat yourself to something new or at the very least add an injection of something more exciting into your wardrobe.

So what’s a person to do if the clothes in the shops aren’t exactly practical for the start of the season weather, but you simply must change up your look?

It doesn’t require you to ditch your existing wardrobe and buy a whole new host of items, merely buying a couple of well thought out pieces will suffice. Take the utility boiler suit, for example.

This can fast become one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe.

Buy in a neutral colour like tan or navy and wear it for now with some crafty layering. I normally buy a couple of the patterned light roll necks from H&M and layer them under my boiler suit for some added warmth, they also work really well under midi dresses and knitwear to add a little something extra to your look.

Pair it with now with some trainers or an ankle boot but come the summer you can wear with an espadrille or sandal and it works year round with a heel for dressier occasions.

Another thing I always invest in is a good print because, let's face it, the same prints are always around, so it really just depends on your personal preference which you decide to go for. I’m a huge fan of polka dot and leopard print and I wear them year round even if they’re 'on trend' or not. A classic black and white polka dot never dates and we’re lucky there’s so much of it on the high street at the moment, so you really are spoiled for choice.

I’ve been pulling out existing pieces like midi skirts that I bought years ago and just updating them with different tops and footwear. For example, I would have always worn my midi skirts with knitwear at this time of year but this season I’m updating the look with more casual sweatshirts and hoodies layered under leather biker jackets.

Colour, in my opinion, is also something that is down to personal preference and really never dates. The tone really is the only thing that changes. I’m very partial to a coloured blazer and one of my go to spring outfits is a coloured blazer layered over a striped t-shirt and jeans.

You can really add the drama to a look with a stand out blazer and of course denim is the ultimate item to make any colour pop. Pair light denim with hot pink or powder blue and bright green with a darker denim to dramatic effect.

Spring is also a time to invest in neutrals and there are so many shades of tan, biscuit, beige and cream which all work beautifully together to create an effortlessly chic and expensive feel to an outfit. When it comes to outerwear of course, the classic trench is one of my go-tos but if you’re looking for something a little bit different why not try the 'shacket' which, in fashion speak, means a shirt/jacket hybrid? Light but warm and in a shorter style than a trench, choose from wool fabric or faux leather to take your look from casual to smart.

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