Spring Style Wishlist

Spring has sprung! And so have the new season's clothes; most of the shops are now filled with springlike pieces, despite the lingering chill in the air. I'm most excited about the 60s/70s trend - there are so many funky prints and retro designs out there (even if, alas, I can't quite pull all of them off). With the days getting longer and (hopefully) warmer, today I thought I'd do a wishlist post - are any of these on your list?

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Regular readers will know that I always go for skirts because they're really easy to dress up and down. This one from Joy is a great example of the 60s style that's everywhere at the moment - I love the pink accents in the floral print and the cool-girl leather-trim pockets. Definitely one to invest in now and wear with long sleeved tops and ankle boots, then with a T-shirt and ballet flats once the weather gets warmer. It also comes in a dress if that's more your style.

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Sticking with Joy, I have talked about their dresses before, but they always have a lovely selection especially for work. Whilst I love this one - perfect for important meetings or if you have a night out planned after a day in the office - I am an absolute sucker for a red dress and so I had to include the one above. It's a beautifully flattering shape with the slightly scooped neckline and flared skirt and would work for loads of different occasions both in and out of work.

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I'm sure you've all seen Topshop's various SS15 adverts with Cara Delevingne - don't they just ooze cool? I did slightly struggle to pick a favourite from them but I think this daisy print shirt dress just edges it for me. The colours mean it would work for winter as well as spring and depending on your work dress code you could get away with it for the office - although I think its natural home would surely be in a rock club and worn with ankle boots and lashings of eyeliner.

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More skirts, more 70s (I know, I know). Suede skirts are going to be massive this year and the fact that they're often in a neutral colour means they will work with loads of other things in your wardrobe. This one is from Miss Selfridge and would look great teamed with a white skirt and either knee-high boots or wedges. If your budget won't quite stretch to suede, they also have a very similar design in denim.

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For something a bit more summery, I am in love with this skirt from Cath Kidston - the cloud print is just so cheery and fresh. I can imagine putting this on on a grey rainy morning and instantly feeling better. Again it would be a great casual skirt with a white or yellow T shirt and white trainers, or for a slightly smarter occasion with a white top and tan pumps.

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OK, I will fully admit that these are completely impractical, but it's a wishlist so I can pick out what I want, right? These gorgeous Nike Air Max 1 trainers are from Liberty, who have done a range printed with flowers in all colours of the rainbow. However, the monochrome lover in me won out and, in the unlikely event I had that much cash to splurge on one pair of shoes, I'd go for these black and white New York-themed beauties. Again these are shoes I would wear just to run round town in with jeans, skirts - whatever I felt like! They also do a London version with red roses if you want some more colour.

I will admit there are a few other things I'm on the hunt for - specifically a black skater skirt, a cricket jumper that doesn't make me look too 'chesty' and a new satchel - but these are the things I'm currently hankering after. Do any of them catch your eye? And what's on your spring wishlist?

4 comments:

  1. I love the red dress. I might go see it in person, because it looks so great. And I would kill for some Liberty print Nikes. My friend has some and they're so pretty and surprisingly chic considering they're trainers.

    Aisling | aisybee.

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    1. I may have caved and bought the red dress. It is absolutely gorgeous on - really lovely flattering shape and I think it'll be good for the summer as well as now. The Nikes are amazing but a bit too out of budget I think...

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  2. Daisy print dress, suede skirt and red dress are now going to be playing on my mind as they are so BEAUTIFUL, eep hello shopping haha xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. I know! Writing wishlist posts always makes it really hard to stop the items 'accidentally' falling into my basket...

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