Thursday 26 April 2018

anti-spring wardrobe staples ♥

After posting about the LOLA spring collection yesterday, I felt inspired to write about a spring wardrobe. Don't get me wrong, I love the warmer weather but I simply love wearing knee high boots and faux fur coats in the winter time, it can be a struggle for me to find spring clothes that give me that 'wow' effect. So I wanted to write about my favourite spring items that don't include the typical floral print, I'm not really a fan but I have found a few alternatives that can jazz up your spring wardrobe.
This is probably one of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever done and I think it fits the blog post topic perfectly. Like I said, I'm not a fan of floral print but I am a big fan of lace. I found this crochet, lace dress on Pretty Little Thing (similar) last year and I fell in love instantly. The lace up design on the back and the front gives this dress slightly more sex appeal and I love the risky element to it. 
Contrary to what most people think, you can still find spring dresses that are not 'floaty' or 'pretty'. I love trying to find dresses that are fitted and slightly edgier for the spring season. It is totally fine if you don't really like floral print or pastel colours. I paired this particular lace dress with clear sandals from Ego and I like that it keeps the focus on the dress. I have previously worn a gorgeous pair of lace up sandals from Topshop and combining tie up heels with a tie up dress works wonders together. 
If I was looking to find a bag for spring, I don't look for pastel pinks or blues. I found the perfect black cut out basket in Zara last week and as soon as pay day arrives, I will certainly be treating myself. The cut out pattern still brings a light, spring tone to your outfit but the black still looks glamorous and modern. It includes a black draw string bag inside so you can keep your purse, phone and make-up hidden while still showing the cut out detailing of the bag. 
Of course there is nothing wrong with liking traditional spring clothes but I just don't feel myself wearing pretty patterns. I am so used to wearing leather trousers or black so it can be tricky for me to fall in love with the spring season. Suede and neutral coloured fabrics are a great way to change your wardrobe without having to wear traditional spring designs. I am loving the new white collection from Pretty Little Thing, I still feel glamorous in white and you can easily dress down a white dress with a light, denim jacket.
I hope you enjoyed today's blog post, I can't get enough of the flowers. I am excited to wear dresses and reach for the fake tan again. As you can see from the photos, I will always be wearing a heavy, smokey eye in the warmer weather. What tips do you have for creating an anti-spring wardrobe? Do you prefer floral and pastel colours or do you like neutral tones like me? Let me know if you would like me to create an anti-spring #ShopList blog post next. ♥


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