Guys, say hello to my latest star buy for my spring/summer wardrobe. Floral, fitted and frilly, it’s probably one of the girliest items I own! This culotte jumpsuit from River Island is full of gorgeous little design details like a tied back and pockets (my fave!), it’s one of those pieces that makes me genuinely excited to wear it. I might not have many occasions to actually show it off but I will actively create opportunities, I love it that much! I’m not one of those people who has a big seasonal wardrobe every time a new season rolls around. How amazing would that be? Sadly, my salary goes on new boilers, flights or wedding invites now-a-days and anything left over is spent on a great bottle of red! But you don’t have to spend thousands of pounds in order to transition your wardrobe.
I’ve discovered a few tricks of the trade to overhaul your collection without spending a fortune…
What I love about a transitioning wardrobe is unpacking my spring/summer clothes and literally seeing my wardrobe rails become a wash of white, cream, beige, (occasionally) pink and nude. Whether it’s a crisp white tee or a blush blazer, key items that you can mix and match with other items can make a huge difference when the weather warms up. Multi-tasking masterpieces include:
A chiffon white shirt
Classic crew-neck tee
Light coloured jacket
If you haven’t noticed already, I don’t tend to wear huge amounts of accessories. There’s no deep-rooted reason for this other than, unless I wear a necklace or bracelet 24/7 I will run out the door and forget to put it on! But, accessories are a fantastic, affordable way to update your transition wardrobe. A chunky statement necklace can instantly add drama to your outfit or dainty layered chains can give off a beautiful beachy feel.
I admit I’m starting to embrace a new handbag every now and again instead of wearing one to death and it’s made all the difference. Sure, the latest Chloe or Gucci release would be dreamy arm candy for sure but, in reality, you don’t have to spend thousands. The high street is full of stylish, expensive-looking options that can update your outfit in a flash. Failing that, just update your handbag strap (if it’s detachable) and you have a new take on a favourite!
GET SOME SUNNIES
There’s nothing that signifies the start of spring than digging out the sunglasses. Snapping up a new pair is a great way to kick start the new season without breaking the bank. I have a hefty collection with a mixture of designer and high street brands and get very excited when I have the rare opportunity to whip them out. This season I’ve fallen back in love with aviators with gold rims to add a little luxury and classic Wayfarers for a timeless look.
It’s so easy to get swept up in the latest must-haves but to transition your wardrobe it’s all about buying less but buying smart. That fringed handbag may be hanging off the arms of your favourite Insta-star but are you going to love it in fall or next spring? A great pair of tailored culottes however, are a trend that isn’t going anywhere and can be dressed up or down for every season therefore will be more of an investment buy.