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So, technically speaking we are days away from Spring Equinox; which can only and absolutely mean that the weather is about to change, the sun is currently warming up for her big encore and I can pull out an open toed shoe and a basket bag and not look back. That’s how it works… doesn’t it?
Okay, perhaps not- but- BUT, I’m calling that it is okay to start gradually thinking about those transitional wardrobe moves; maybe the transfer deadline day of our winter to spring wardrobes has yet to be decided but there’s no harm in some baby steps and gentle planning, right?
Here are some of the pieces I know I’ll be turning to again and again and the ones that I know will work well with so many existing items in my wardrobe; selected from Very.co.uk’s spring offering (which is home to some seriously impressive brands) and now just poised and ready for some scorching 18 degree weather…
The Silk Slip Dress
Enter the ultimate spring dress. I feel like this silk slip is the kind of dress I imagine myself doing everything in come April, despite how initially intimidating wearing something this slinky can feel (perhaps it’s my inner Florence Welch talking at this stage). But popping to Sainsburys for some milk? Throw it on with a jumper on top. Picnic in the park? Add a denim jacket when it gets cooler. Dinner date in town? A cropped cardigan and some slinky heels and you’re set. It works as a whole piece as well as a skirt, and this All Saints one from Very’s selection of women’s dresses is absolutely spot on (plus is heavy enough that finding appropriate underwear isn’t a huge undertaking either, score)!
There are few things that I turn to more in spring than a good wear-everywhere-with-everything cardigan. Whether it’s with a pale blue kick flare, high waisted white jean, thrown over a summer dress or underneath some dungarees- a great cardigan is a pretty essential part of my spring arsenal. This embroidered floral one feels like the perfect marriage between a winter festive knit and something geared completely for summer, and I love the vibrancy and how much sunshine it can add to an outfit too.
The Biker Jacket
Admittedly for me, it’s been a minute since I’ve pulled out a leather jacket. Perhaps I thought my biker years were behind me, but alas- this oversized Mango jacket is all I needed to revive the love affair. I love the fact it’s boxier and more oversized than previous leather jackets I’ve opted for, so truly gives the ‘Oh my boyfriend is in the T Birds’ feel (wow, she’s down with the zeitgeist, kids)! In all seriousness, this is the kind of jacket perfect for this transitional period. Great over light summer dresses (and excellent for toughening them up too), fab over a white t shirt and jeans for whizzing around in- and also great for under boxy coats as a great extra layer too- what can’t this jacket do? She’s back in the leather jacket club, folks!
The High Waisted Jeans
It is no secret that I am a loyal fangirl/stan/cheerleader (cross as appropriate) to the Levi’s Ribcage jean; perfectly high waisted, straight legged and the perfect selection of baby blue to cool indigo washes. It also happens to be the best jean to partner with just about everything; whether that’s with a tucked in knit when it’s cold, or have a ruffled white summer blouse floating from the top- they’re just the best- and I’m excited to start switching up their wear with some ballet flats and Dirty-Dancing style plimsols when it’s dry.
A Bit Of Pointelle
And finally, the classic ‘great top’. One search term (or item I’m forever attracted to with magnetic force) is a pointelle tee. Nothing screams both ‘understated French chic’ and ‘primary school basics’ in such synchronicity, and actually I’m here for it. There’s something about chic thermals that have found their way into my everyday basics, and this Levi’s rose tinted cropped option is a great shout and I know will be working very hard in my spring wardrobe.