3 spring style updates

3-spring-style-updatesThese three spring style updates should see you through the coming months, just maybe don’t wear them all at once!

PicMonkey Collage4/ Pink blouse M&S, £29.50 / Striped bardot Topshop, £28.00 Frilled shirt M&S, £29.50 /

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!


/ Image: pinterestPink skirt Topshop £32.00/ Brown skirt, Mango, £35.99 / Gold skirt, H&M, £29.99 /

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.

spring-style-updates / Image: pinterest/ Jemima Vine, was £159, now £59 / Zara £35.99/ H&M, £39.99 /

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!




Lizzie Woodman //

I love that M&S ruffle shirt! I do have some ‘granny shoes’ and they’re really comfortable, even if they make me think of ‘court shoes’ as my mother used to refer to them in 1980 and 90s. x

Kathryn //

I can’t help calling them court shoes either – proof I am a granny too! Must be why these shoes appeal to me 🙂

Lori //

Ooh i Love those trousers! definitely one for me, maybe i can get some to glam up my trip to Brussels this weekend, I love the pleated skirt too. x

Kathryn //

I think longer skirts are the perfect way to ease into the British summer!


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