Spring is here and that means swapping winter coats for lightweight macs, breezy blouses and legitimate ankle-baring!
The days are warming up (okay I live in the north so you have to wait until the afternoon sometimes) but I’m feeling much more justified in going sock-less (perhaps in retrospect February was a little early) and swapping darker, heavier clothes for a more lighterweight wardrobe. It literally feels like a breath of fresh air when this happens and I love it. Whole new swathes of your wardrobe, tucked away in storage, start to look quite appealing again. All those pretty summer tops and blouses you’d forgotten about: dig them out and start re-introducing them slowly into your everyday wear. Layer them up with denim, underneath dresses and contrast them with chunkier cardigans for now until summer finally hits.
While I like a crisp, white shirt, there’s something very freeing about a casual summer blouse or boho top that doesn’t need to be ironed. This embroidered one from Fat Face has just the right vibe. No regimented buttons, just pop it on over your head. A slightly crumpled, cheesecloth / linen appearance is actively favoured and combined with the ease and comfort of these dungarees, dressing is a real breeze. Probably why I’ve been wearing them for the last few days straight (they’re almost as comfy as my PJs). And as for those shoes, I’d forgotten how red can have such a positive effect on both my outfit and my mood. Again, foregoing zips and laces and black for something slipper-like in soft red suede felt like a subtle sea-change that is most welcome. And it even spurred me on to try a red lip – love this matte red stain look – which also has that magic effect of making your face look a bit more alive don’t you think?
Are you feeling spring yet?
Disclosure: in collaboration with Fat Face