The weather in the UK recently has done a great job of confirming that it is, in fact, spring. The sun has been out quite consistently and whilst some days are colder than others, I’ve definitely been reaching for fewer layers. The casual shirt dress is a style I love to wear throughout spring: it’s versatile and looks put together without requiring much effort at all. Recently, ELVI kindly allowed me to choose two items from their spring collection and these are my picks:
A faux fur coat has quickly become one of my Winter wardrobe staples. I don’t really know what there is to dislike about a coat that’s as soft and cosy as a blanket. If that doesn’t win you over though, it’s effortless-to-style nature will. At the beginning of the season, I was sure that a teddy coat (as featured in my October favourites) would be my only staple, but boy was I wrong.
With Christmas creeping ever closer, Black Friday is the perfect time to begin tackling gift lists. With so many brands getting involved though, the trick is knowing which sites to visit first. This year (the 23rd to 26th of this month) Jewellerybox are offering up to 55% off of their most popular products, so I thought I’d share my favourtites with you.
It’s officially boot season, but if I’m totally honest I’ve been wearing them for a while now. It’s no secret that I prefer Summer fashion, but I have to admit that boots are one of my favourite type of shoe to style. There’s a pair for every occasion and despite my collection not being very diverse in colour (if you don’t like black click off now), I’m confident that I have most of the styles I need.
We’ve actually been pretty lucky with the weather as of late. Despite a little (very) cold patch, the sun has been shining and it’s been lovely for late September. Still, the cold, fresh mornings and the overnight chills have served as a reminder that it’s undoubtedly Autumn. Transitional fashion here in Britain is always a little tricky; over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had to leave the house nice and early wrapped up in a jacket. By the time I leave the office in the late afternoon I’ve had to remove multiple layers and it seems crazy that the jacket was ever necessary on such a beautiful, sunny day. This leaves getting appropriately dressed a bit of a challenge.
I love Summer and I love it’s fashion. Despite identifying as a fashion (and a bit of everything else) blogger, my content isn’t currently what I’d class as fashion heavy. Honestly, I struggle to justify a whole blog post centered around just one outfit when I can so effortlessly (I’m downplaying it) share it on my Instagram feed. Instead I prefer to share a roundup of outfits. Hopefully the variety is a little more interesting and it’s also a good excuse to chat about what I’ve been loving in general, which you know I love to do. So without further ado, here are the outfits and styles that I’ve been loving this Summer!
One of my favourite ways of welcoming in a new season is to give my wardrobe a little refresh. I create a lust list and shop new styles. I dread to think of the amount of time I’ve
wasted spent scrolling in search of the perfect polka-dot prints, flattering stripes, white dresses and cute slogan tees (which I have a serious love/hate relationship with by the way). Typically my bank account isn’t quite as passionate as I am about what I put on my back. I often find my virtual self neck deep in thousands of pounds worth of clothes and the lack of financial recklessness needed to actually place the order (it’s probably a good thing, right?)…
Being interested in fashion and design, I’ve always had a bit of a thing for textures. Designs themselves are of course where people place the most importance, but sometimes the power of material can be overlooked. When it comes to style I really enjoy experimenting with different fabrics and love how knitted wool connotes feelings of Autumn, wooden textures, of nature and white linen of warmer climates or British Summer. Similarly, I adore combining different metals to create unique and interesting jewellery looks.
This Spring the UK has been blessed with a lot of sun which is amazing! I had to celebrate, of course, by making a mini Spring/ Summer Topshop order, and let’s just say I’m very much feeling striped clothing right now. I’m trying to work on a capsule wardrobe, so have been cutting down on clothes hauls, but I felt as though both the dress and skirt will be able to carry me through multiple Summers. I’m new to this so my fingers are crossed!