Ahhh, spring… my favourite time of year! And one of my favourite things about spring is the fashion. Pretty pastels, ditsy florals and all things frilly – I love the colourful and feminine vibe of spring fashion.
There are a lot of things that I love about dressing up in spring. Today I’ll be sharing 5 fashion essentials to complete your spring wardrobe.
1. A pretty floral shirt
Nothing says SPRING more than a cute floral print. And as the weather starts to get warmer, a pretty floral shirt is the perfect addition to any spring wardrobe. I recently came across the spring shirt of DREAMS on the Topshop website, which has everything you could ever want in a spring shirt. It’s got the cutest floral embroidery detailing, frills, lace, ruffles, and three-quarter length sleeves that are perfect for warmer spring days, or layering up when it’s still a bit chilly. What more could you want!?
2. A pink trench coat
Trench coats are great for spring. They’re the perfect layering piece over thin jumpers or shirts as the weather starts warming up. Although I love a classic stone-beige trench coat, this gorgeous dusky pink trench (a Primark bargain at just £14!) adds a lovely spring touch to any outfit. Trench coats are great for making an outfit look more smart with minimal effort, and give you a gorgeous, feminine silhouette, which is so flattering.
3. A pastel bag
Can you tell that I’m loving all-things-pastel this spring? A pastel bag is great for ‘springing up’ any outfit. Even if you’re wearing a monochrome outfit – add a pretty pastel case to instantly update your look. I picked up this dusky pink tote bag from Topshop last year. However, there are lots of similar bags available this year too – such as this on-trend buckle hobo bag or this pink cross body tote bag both of which I love. If you prefer a different pastel shade, you will love this pastel blue bucket bag or this flower-embellished mint cross body bag.
4. A flattering pair of jeans
Admittedly, a pair of good-fitting jeans is a must-have all year round. However, I find that now is the perfect time to invest in a new pair of jeans for the upcoming spring/summer months. At this time of year, I like to go for a slightly thinner pair of jeans that I can wear through the upcoming warmer months. In this outfit, I am wearing my current favourite Topshop Authentic Blue Let Hem Jamie Jeans (similar here) which fit like a glove and are soooo very comfortable! As they are high-waisted ankle-grazers, they look great with a cute white shirt tucked in and a pair of spring-appropriate footwear, which brings me to…
5. A pair of ballerina pumps / loafers
Whilst I pretty much live in ankle boots throughout the autumn and winter, a comfortable pair of ballerina pumps or loafers are a must-have for me in spring. In this outfit, I’m wearing a pair of Miss KG gold ballerina pumps which I got from ASOS last year (similar here and here). ASOS also do an amazing pair of black leather loafers (#alltheguccivibes) which are smart, comfortable and look great worn with a pair of ankle grazer jeans or trousers throughout the spring.