At the weekend, I found myself shrugging off my coat and joyfully strolling the remainder of our dog walk feeling like spring had indeed sprung.
Of course that was short-lived and today I’m encased in my winter coat, hugging my morning coffee on my chilly commute. But there are signs that it’s almost time for a wardrobe switcharoo – buds on the trees, an extra few moments of daylight after work, a little less dressing gown time – and I am absolutely here for it.
I don’t think I’m alone when I say that the end of winter is a momentous time for the average British girl. Chunky knits be gone! There’s (soon-to-be) no need for outfits to be swallowed by a coat! So it feels especially fun to finally be looking at how I’ll be styling the early days of spring.
Boxy T-shirt by The Kinnd Project ∙ Campo vegan leather trainers by Veja ∙ Tapered mid-rise jeans by And Other Stories ∙ Petite bias cut satin slip skirt by ASOS Design ∙ Braided hairband by And Other Stories ∙ Fiona bag by Friday by J.W.Pei ∙
So let’s address the elephant in the room: look, no colour Ma! Neutral tones are very much the quietly confident, unassuming star of the show this season. I’m dying to add this T-shirt to my repertoire. It’s by The Kinnd Project, and is ethically produced in small batches by hand. And for each shirt purchased, 10 meals will be donated to children in need. Plus, these tapered leg trousers by And Other Stories look like an absolute dream, and a breath of fresh air after a long winter in black straight-leg jeans.
Your girl still hasn’t bought into the satin bias cut midi skirt trend because she can’t find a petite length to suit. Yup. But this pale gold version on ASOS has captured my heart and I might just snap one up come payday…
And lastly, the key is in the detail this spring. I LOVE that hair accessories are trending: did anybody follow me back in 2009 when I added headbands to all of my shoddily shot outfits? This braided number from And Other Stories is so adorable.
I’m also hoping to finally add a Friday by J.W.Pei handbag to my roster: their vegan leather is made from recycled plastic bottles and I adore the ethos behind the brand. I’m currently working on a leather ~debate~ article, so keep an eye out for that.