This time of year is always a bit odd weather-wise in the UK. You never know how it's going to be from one day to the next so transitional dressing is pretty important so you're always prepared for the worst (or the best, fingers crossed.) As I'm writing this the sun is shining outside in that really lovely evening glow way, but just this morning when I opened the curtains it was grey and raining. The day I took these pictures was quite similar actually. We set off with the intention of shooting, but it rained so we went to B&Q instead (as you do) then after a paint haul the sun was shining again (possibly a bit too much for pictures) so we grabbed our chance while we had it. I feel like I managed to just write a really uninteresting paragraph about the weather that I probably could have summed up with a single sentence. I have a bit of a habit of telling boring stories, SOZ. Let's move on...
This isn't an outfit post with any point or a story behind it, it's just an old fashioned outfit post about my favourite transitional outfit where I'm going to bang on about how much I love each of these pieces. I've had these Topshop jeans for quite a while and they're still a firm favourite. I've actually worn these all through winter too, but the embroidery is actually quite spring-like so I think they'll get a lot of wear this spring/summer as well and I think they really suit the season - plus embroidered denim is still everywhere. The other element of the outfit that is a nod to spring is obviously the bag because hello yellow. A yellow bag is actually kind of out of my comfort zone, but I love it. The colour just makes me really happy (#whataloser) and I've had so many compliments on it since I've been using it. It's definitely my spring bag and I'm lusting over the pink version too (again, totally not usually me!). It's from Koko Couture and their bags are actually so affordable that having two of the same bag in different colours wouldn't be totally unjustified (or at least, I can tell myself that). You can also wear it two ways, over the shoulder (which is the way I've worn it the most because I've got so much stuff) and folded over as a clutch. I actually prefer the way it looks folded over with the rings so I guess I need to streamline what I carry around with me so I can use it that way more often!
I've only had this jumper for a couple of months, but I've worn it so much. I have so many clothes, but when I find something I really like I just wear it over and over again. My justification for yet another striped item in my wardrobe is that the stripes are really thin and all my other clothes have thick stripes so I basically needed it right? I love the high neck because although it's high it's also quite baggy (I think its called a funnel neck?) so it's really comfortable and doesn't feel like you're being strangled by your top. Also the material is so soft - the closest thing I can compare it to is felt or fleece. It's also really good for layering - I've been wearing a t-shirt underneath it (although it's a pipe dream that it would actually get warm enough for just a t-shirt) and it looks great under a jacket or coat because you can still see the neck. Completing this outfit are the shoes and I've got a real thing at the moment about pairing stripes with leopard print, I just love the combination. These shoes are from last year or possibly even the year before but they're still going strong and they're great for this time of year when it's not quite weather for sandals, but you don't need to constantly be wearing boots anymore either.
How are you dressing for spring?
*This post contains gifted items.