These three spring style updates should see you through the coming months, just maybe don’t wear them all at once!
THE RUFFLE BLOUSE: The ripples from Miu Miu’s ruffle shirt of last year can still be seen this season while the off-the-shoulder style Bardot top is still going strong. Anything with a ruffle is a winner basically as is the longer length sleeve, especially if layered under a sweater providing a pleasing ruff for your hands. Avoid trailing in your tea if possible. Bonus points for a blouse that combines all of the above: you’ve hit the jackpot!
THE PLEATED SKIRT: Finely pleated midi-skirts are a good staple but this season’s update requires a metallic sheen (blame Alexa Chung and that amazing gold lame one she sported a while back). This may seem impractical but the length makes it a perfect transitional item for spring, especially if worn with socks, loafers and an over-sized sweater on chillier days. Then swap for some heels and a clutch to take you into evening. It’s the ultimate hi-low, dress up/down piece.
THE GRANNY SHOE: Much discussion has already been had about this love it or hate it Marmite shoe. Personally I’ve always loved them, even back in the day when I was thrifting real grannies’ shoes from charity shops and I’m pleased to say I’ve been sporting my black and white Jemima Vine courts (pictured) since last year. I don’t think this trend is going anywhere for a while so let’s embrace it as a great, easy to wear alternative to skyscraper stilettos or wedges (which I’ve never been much of a fan of anyway).
Over and out!