As much as I love hiding my bra-less chest and last night’s PJ top under a thick knit and oversized coat (really, I’m not joking), I’m really enjoying watch the evenings get gradually lighter and more mild. Yay to Spring! And a transitional wardrobe of course, because it’s Scotland and you never quite know whether you’re gonna get rain or shine so it’s the perfect time of year to go all out on the layering. Ah, I love layers. Saying that, this post is light on the layers, but does include the five items that see me through to Summer year after year.
P.S. Please ignore the really dodgy shade of patchy pink in my hair – don’t ask.
THE WHITE BLOUSE
I love a classic white button down shirt, but this Spring i’m swapping mine for something more feminine – preferably with lots of frills and exaggerated sleeves. The one I’m wearing is from Sister Jane and to be honest was a little bit on the pricey side but I just HAD to have it. You can find similar for much cheaper else where but I’m just a sucker for Sister Jane tbh.
So lately I’ve pushed my black jonis to the back of the wardrobe and am making way for some fresh spring denim. Denim is having a serious moment and lately all I’ve been wanting to do is buy jeans (despite it being really difficult to find a pair that fit me) in all of the different shapes and washes. I’ve been searching for a pair of step-hem straight legged jeans forever but I’ve not yet succeeded. Although I did cut the hems of these old Topshop Jamie jeans I had in my wardrobe and I’m really into my ASOS boyfriend jeans which look great dressed up with heels and a blouse.
When it’s mild, I switch up my wool coats for a lighter blazer. I find this time of year so difficult to dress for and always end up going for jeans and a top, which can be instantly smartened up with a simple blazer. Easy-peasy. Plus, they never date. I’ve had this Mango one in my wardrobe for a couple of years now and every year it serves me well!
I find footwear in Spring/Summer a bit challenging because I kinda (ok, really) hate open-toe shoes. I mean, there’s nothing really wrong with my toes, I just feel weird about having them on show… Anyway, the result is hot, swollen feet squished into a pair of heavy brogues or ankle boots. However, this year i’m embracing the mule, which I previously disregarded because ,y abnormally narrow feet make it impossible for me to actually keep a pair on my feet and walk at the same time. Then I discovered sling-back mules. I bought these ones in the ASOS boxing day sale at the end of last year and I’ve been dying for it to be warm enough to take them for a stroll ever since.
You all knew that was coming, right? What can I say, I love a good fedora – or just any kind of hat to be honest. But for those days when it’s not quite cold enough for a woolly beanie, but not yet time for the summer straw hat, a fedora is the way to go. I ditched the black one for now in an attempt to Spring-ify my look and have been reaching for my camel coloured one and this grey one.
Please let me know your go-to outfit during the Spring months when the weather is so unpredictable!
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