My wish list for spring
Updated: Apr 8
I am aware this is a tough time for everybody and probably you might think I should talk about it but no, I won't.
I am not a health expert and, frankly, I have no clue of what is going on. I also believe that the majority of people, including our rulers, have no idea of what to do.
In order to escape a bit from the gravity of the situation, it is better to cheer us up a bit with something frivolous like planning our spring wardrobe.
We will probably have loads of time to do so in the next few weeks, and spend much more than we should in online shopping.
In this post I am sharing with you what I have on my wish list for the next season.
I am going to be rather boring probably but I am looking for classic, timeless pieces that will go effortlessly with most of my current clothes. I also would like to treat myself with a couple of quirky items just to jazz things up a bit and avoid looking like a grandma but they are not my priority for the time being.
I have already a good range of basics to start with, a neutral colour palette wardrobe: t-shirts (black, white, grey), some long sleeves tops (a stripe black and white, blush, burgundy, taupe, brown, black and navy) that will rotate on my jeans and skirts very easily.
I have a couple of cute floral dresses and some lightweight outwear. To accessorise my outfits, I will use my summery bags and a couple of belts.
The gaps I have got are mainly alternatives to switch my outfit into a smarter look.
Shoe-wise I own an old pair of lovely tan oxford shoes from Zara that I always wear very often when it's mild and two pair of trainers that I would wear mainly with skirts and dresses. That's why I am going to invest in a good pair of classic black loafers. They will be suitable for my favourite outfit combo: jeans + t-shirt or blouse. They will elevate that simple look making like I have made an effort. They will be ideal for the next autumn as well, which is a bonus as it is the kind of shoe that will never date. My favourite brand is Office, their prices are reasonable and it's genuine soft leather (no blisters!). They have a huge range to chose from and they also have several colours if black is not flying your boat.
While I was browsing for this post I ended up buying them: I couldn't resist. They embody exactly what I was looking for: minimalistic and with gold hard wear.
Classic trench coat
I used to have a lovely trench coat years ago but I wasn't wearing it so I decided to donate it. Big mistake. Now I am regretting it very much. Also, London is quite rainy in April so I learned to my expenses that a trench coat, especially a long one, it's a must have.
I am currently on a hunt for another one and I really want to invest in the classic beige/tan and it is going to be second-hand. I made some researches online and there are amazing pre-owned options at a fraction of the price of the new ones and better quality. Some of them are literally brand new with tag so I am definitely going to play a lot with bids on Ebay real soon. If second hand is not your cup of tea, Mango has the best selection at the moment in my opinion: good value form money as they are all under 100 quids.
A denim one first: it is one of my biggest gaps in the wardrobe. I do have a charcoal denim shirt but it is cropped and very feminine while I wanted something a bit more relaxed. It would go so well with all my dresses and it will dress down the smartest look. I really like this one from Asos as it is longer (being from the tall collection) which is the kind of vibe I am looking for.
Black cat eye sun glasses
Another big staple. I currently have a fun light blue pair but I feel the need to upgrade to more classic one, plus, cat eye is definitely the shape that suits me the most. Very Audrey Hepburn. Speaking of which, I am currently looking for the baby Audrey Celine sunglasses on Ebay. Let's see if I am lucky enough to find a pair in good conditions. If not, I could opts for a tortoise pair instead. I know it might suit my complexion more but for the time being I am attracted more by the black so fingers crossed for my search.
I already own a navy light weight cashmere cardi and a khaki one but I think I will need also a long version maybe in a lighter colour. I also adore the crew neck ones with the quirky buttons so I am tempted to buy an extra one. Knitwear will still be a big part of my wardrobe as London spring is not so warm and the weather can be quite unpredictable so having something to throw on if the temperature drops is crucial to me.
I already have some but they are never enough. Apart from the classic navy and black, I own a grey/black in viscose and a mustard in linen but they are a bit too summery. I need something in between. I usually wear blazers more in the mild weather with a light weight jumper underneath so I am looking for a checked blazer to go with my neutral tops but I could also buy a fun pastel one to go with my jeans and trainers.
I am in love with this colour combo from H&M as it would be perfect with the loafers + jeans and a khaki camera bag that I recently bought. I believe it's not going to stay in may wish list for a long time!
H&M long jackets:
Mini smock dress
I wear a lot of dresses in the spring summer and I am in love with the boho-chic look of the smock mini dress at the moment.
It suits my body shape, it's super comfy and it shows my best feature (legs) without looking slutty. I don't wear heels so I know it's the right choice for me as it looks cute with boots and trainers too. I would normally go for a print that could be worn with tights as well in order to wear it in the autumn too but I adore the Zara off white one so much!
I don't usually buy expensive dresses as I prefer to splurge into outwear, skincare and shoes so I had a look online and so far the best choices are in New Look, H&M and Zara for my personal taste (and for my pockets too!)
Green has always been one of my go-to colours because it matches my eyes, especially in the mute shades like sage and khaki. I do like a brighter green in the summer when I am going to be (hopefully) less pale.
I am thinking to buy a midi version that would be versatile for work but still suitable for the weekend. Again, it will go super easily with what I already have in my wardrobe: trainers and leather jacket. In the worst weather I can always bring a cute cardigan with me.
I tend to wear only jeans ( I am denim addicted) but I recently found out how a flattering tailored trouser can be cool with trainers and knitwear. It would be a great item to elevate my everyday look. My choice is a navy blue pair to wear in a casual way to take a break from denim every now and then.
I hope you guys enjoyed my post and hopefully you didn't think for 3 minutes on where to find toilet rolls. If you liked it, feel free to share it on your social media account and tag me!
Did you do a wish list for the approaching next season? I would be very happy to know what are thinking of buying.
Next post, as per usual on Friday! In the meantime I wish you a good start of the week.
Be strong and safe!
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