Spring Wardrobe Staples

Monday, 12 June 2017


So Spring has officially sprung! Well...sort of, British weather is very unpredictable and can't make up its mind most of the time. Spring is my favourite season because the weather becomes warmer, longer days with the sunlight, as it doesn't get dark until 8pm or so and most importantly I enjoy seeing the flowers grow and bloom. Admittedly, I don't own a lot of flowers or plants because I just can't look after them properly but I can appreciate the nature. As a metaphor, Springtime is defined as a time of growth, renewal and rejuvenation.

I was given the inspiration of creating a Spring Wardrobe Staples blogpost by Adore Me, which is a New York based women's intimates brand, that specialises in affordable designs in a curated monthly subscription service and their head of design is none other than Helen Mears (former Victoria's Secret Head of Design). I thought it was a great idea for a blogpost, especially as I want to aim to creating more fashion content and so I've put together some Spring key pieces - some on from my own wardrobe and some Polyvore sets for more variety.


DUNGAREES


Dungarees or Overalls, however you like to call them, recently I have just been absolutely loving them and I think they're a great spring staple piece. The last time I wore them was when I was 10 years old, so it was a pretty long time ago. They are seen as a childrenswear piece of clothing but as soon as Alexa Chung wore them, it became somewhat cool and trendy, bringing back the 90s trend and now its all over the catwalk and the high street. It is quite a versatile garment (not to mention comfortable!) because you can style them in various ways whether it's with a basic t-shirt, a stripy top or a nice blouse.

This is how I've styled them. These ones are from the New Look sale and what I love about them is that they aren't too tight fitting and the length cuts off just above my ankle. With the weather becoming nicer, I have been finding so many opportunities to wear dungarees. You can much wear any types of shoes with them but I think some Old Skool Vans would look awesome - it gives it that casj effortless appeal, kind of skater-girl tomboy-esque, which is a look I love.


PRINTED SHIRT


Printed shirts are my jam. I discovered my love of shirts from creating Polyvore sets and am very much influenced by the Scandinavian preppy trend. It's very throw on and go. I think they just make an outfit look great especially if it has a print because it gives it more interest for a basic shirt. I have about 17 shirts, which is far too many! This insect shirt is by Zara, which I snapped up last year. I was drawn by the insect print and it remains my favourite shirt because it's the only colourful one! 


STRIPES


It goes without saying. Stripes are a failsafe. It's a classic timeless piece. It goes with anything making your outfit look a bit more interesting and it has that 'Parisian' look to it, which I love. It's great for those lazy days where you don't know what to wear and you can literally find them in any high street store. H&M are great for finding striped tops. 


DENIM JACKET


Denim jackets are another 'throw on and go!' It has a very 90s vibe. First time I wore it was when I was 12 (it was my mum's!) literally everyone had one, it was on trend back in 2002 but not to say it isn't trendy today. I have a dark navy one by Levi's but it's more of a winter piece because of the colour. This one (below) is much more spring appropriate because of the light vintaged wash. A basic denim jackets are a failsafe. They are timeless and wearable. This is how I'd style your basic denim jacket with a pop of colour with a statement bag. 

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: The Denim Jacket

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: The Denim Jacket by bittersweet89 featuring bird wall art

SLOGAN T-SHIRTS


Slogan t-shirts seem to be everywhere on the High Street right now! I've seen some great ones at Mango. I've always liked slogan t-shirts because they look quite cool, also statement and tongue in cheek at times, which makes it very fun to wear for a very casual look. I've paired this t-shirt by Miss Selfridge with a basic denim A-Line skirt and Espadrilles - which are another thing I think is a wardrobe staple! Again, Alexa Chung wore Espadrilles (which is how I became aware of them!) and they look comfy and just an all-round great pair of footwear for spring. 

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Slogan T-Shirt

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Slogan T-Shirt by bittersweet89 featuring Miss Selfridge

So these are just some of my Spring wardrobe staples. There are also other pieces of clothing I haven't mentioned that could be styled well with any outfit such as leggings and trainers (sneakers), all depends on preference. I'm more of an Autumn girl because I enjoy layering clothes, that's why I lack spring-esque clothing, especially ones with colour in it! That is probably something I should invest in buying. During the more humid days of the year, I usually go for more gym or running clothing because the materials of the fabric is more refreshing and cool. 

What will you be wearing this Spring/Summer?
Thanks for reading
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