Stop the press – I wore a midi skirt and light jacket on my dog walk on the Saturday just gone and I lived to tell the tale. Spring is fluttering her eyelashes at me from behind impossibly soft blossom petals and budding trees this way and that, and my wardrobe couldn’t be more excited.
I’ll share a secret with you though: having my open-rail wardrobe makes me a touch more creative with colour palettes and much more in-tune with capsuling and the art of not-f*cking-hoarding. It’s all on show so if I *do* accidentally buy more white tees than is recommended, it’ll only come back to me. Right now, I’m feeling like my wardrobe is a little knit heavy and totally lacking in dresses and cute, light separates. I’m hankering after some sweet patterned things to layer lightly and ease myself in to the loveliest style season of them all…
Pink, florals & other such Mish cliches…
I’ve been positively pining after this embroidered shirt from Zara (£25.99). I spied it on Zoe and Liv late last month and it’s firmly in my basket for my next mythical freelancer payday. The frills and yellow embroidery make it the sweetest thing ever and I can’t wait to wear it with some torn-up denim and white trainers. Of course, as I continued flicking through the treasure trove pages of Zara, this floral open-shoulder top (£19.99) also totally took my fancy. That. Shape. I’m really into Ellery-esque statement sleeves, of course, but this softer silhouette is so dreamy.
Also on my wishlist for the start of the season are these beyond-perfect Marigold embroidered platform heels (£34) from Topshop. They’d be the ideal shoe to team with little tees and kick-flare jeans for brunch dates and coffee afternoons. Or even to pair with this Urban Outfitters sheer gingham top (£24) that I’ve actually already picked up… Sorry not sorry.
On the other side of the spectrum, I’m absolutely dying over Blanc & Eclare’s Sidley leather jacket ($843). Whilst the price tag leaves a lot to be desired, I just love the easy fit of it and Jessica always looks so great in hers on Instagram! It’d be the perfect accent to toughen up this sweetly pink contrast plumetis top (£19.99) from Zara. I think I’m finally beginning to break out of my T-shirt and denim uniform rut!
What’re you coveting this month?
Shop the post:
(Floral open-shoulder shirt, £19.99, Zara;
‘Marigold’ embroidered platform heels, £34, Topshop;
Gingham cropped turtleneck top, £24, Urban Outfitters;
Contrast Plumetis top, £19.99, Zara;
‘Sidley’ leather jacket, $845, Blanc + Eclare.)