There was some warmth and spring like action – whoop whoop! Despite all of my bluster about getting ready to spring – whenever spring does actually spring, I’m thrown. However ready I might be for some sun to start defrosting bones, the temperature rises slightly and I hit the point of what the hell am I going to wear??
The thought of un-peeling layers, though tempting, is also terrifying. Sleeves, obviously are still needed and layers, always layers. I’m fairly sure that I am, like the majority of people, do not have completely separate wardrobes for summer and winter. Yes I have things I put away/get out according to the season – but other than that its the updates here and there – jeans, trousers, skirts and jackets pretty much remain the same.
I’ve got a work China trip coming up in a couple of weeks; its currently around 28 degrees during the day where I’ll be; the office will be close to arctic due to the air conditioning… so its layers all the way. Sandals? Ahhh I don’t think so. I’ll still stick with boots… (famous last words whilst I open a few more web pages…)
I’m assuming for now, that the ‘bottoms’ I have are going to be OK for my trip – so it’s just a top/shirt refresh I need for now. Hummm again, famous last words as I sense a rising panic about that last statement.
Anyhoo, this shirt caught my eye the other day – feeling spring-ish and a too good to miss price.
Bigger and bolder stripes from Zara £25.99 in satin… a great way to dress up jeans, or even look easy with wide leg trousers and trainers/flats.
Shorter sleeves from Next, £30 a super easy shirt to wear. It’s casual, but add the infamous jazzy earring discussed previously and… more chic.
This oversized shirt with smarter jeans, ankle boots? I love the white jeans shown here, but a) I don’t live a lifestyle where I think I could keep white jeans white for more than 20 minutes, and b) – I don’t think that illuminating my lower half is really where I’m at. But those than can, please do, be the Liz Hurley for those of that who won’t/can’t.
Underneath these fabulous shirts I’d ideally go for a vest top, no one likes a draught. Uniqlo are my vest top dealer of choice, either the strappy or tank variety. Uniqlo do their basics in an assortment of colours too which is super useful.
French Connection have this beauty, £75, stripes and embroidery – what more could you ask?
A slightly eye watering price for a blouse (for me to contemplate at least), but it’s stunning, is this from Reiss, love it with the checked trousers, it could almost make me contemplate *needing* a pair…
This has a romantic feel – that I keep being drawn to, but then seemingly can’t quite commit to, from Zara £29.99 – I think its so gorgeous and would so perfectly fit the brief for what I need for my China trip… but its an awful lot of white to mess up/spill something down… (yes, that says far more about me than I’d probably care to admit).
Florals in white from Reserved, £14.99, love the sleeve/cuff detail.
Introducing a little colour here from H&M £34.99.
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Bright blue – brights do normally scare me – on me, though I love them on others… but this one has really caught my eye… perhaps the fact its styled with familiar jeans and has the look of I could do that too… lovely quilting/stitch detailing at then neck.
Some kind of statement jazzy earring would have any of the above sorted. I’m feeling better about my trip already… at least on the what-to-wear-front… now if I can just get the work done… xx