Even though winter seems to have lasted until the END OF TIME this year, spring is now officially upon us. Huzzah!
And you know what that means? Warmer weather will soon be gracing us with its presence (hopefully) and it’s only a matter of time before we can wear cute little tops and shirts without having to spoil the look we’re going for by throwing on a humongous woolly coat that even the tallest of people could get lost in.
Yeah, I’m over that. So over it. In fact, I’m now fully ready to embrace spring fashion.
Slowly but surely, spring pieces are filtering their way onto the UK high street and I haven’t been able to resist buying an odd garment or two.
(Okay, THAT’S A LIE. I’ve bought a fair few things.)
Read on for my current favourite spring pieces under £40.
Rainbow Striped Jumper
Jumper – Daisy Street @ ASOS (similar here) – £19.99
I am absolutely in love with this Daisy Street multi-coloured striped jumper!
As I first mentioned in my SS18 trend report, rainbow brights are going to be HUGE this coming season thanks to designers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane.
Not only will they brighten up any miserable and rainy day; but if you team them with indigo denim and an oversized aviator or cord jacket, you’ll hit the 70’s trend spot on.
Indigo Flare Jeans
Flared Jeans – Topshop – £40.00
White Converse – ASOS
“Sweetheart” Tee – Topshop (similar here)
Silver Satchel – Cotton On (similar here)
Speaking of the 1970s, why not pair a rainbow stripe jumper with indigo flare jeans for ultimate hippie chic? (Flower power headband optional.)
I never really considered buying into the flares fad before; however, I have to admit, I’m totally digging ‘em for SS18.
These Topshop beauties are high waisted so they look great for casual wear whether you tuck in an oversized tee or pair them with a sassy cropped shirt and boots.
Long Sleeve Wrap Around Crop Top
Crop Top – Express To Save – £6.03 (*)
Indigo flare jeans can also look KILLER dressed up with a fancy crop top (like this wrap-around little white number) and strappy heels for a smart casual occasion.
AND, if you’re not really feeling trousers or jeans, you can opt for a feminine pencil skirt or an A-line Clueless-style tartan mini skirt.
Versatile or what?
Black and White Polka Dot Trousers
Tee – Levi’s @ ASOS
Red Bag – New Look (similar here)
Black Loafers – New Look
If you read my SS18 trend report, you’ll know that black and white polka dot prints are going to reign supreme on the clothing scene in the upcoming months.
(Did I just rhyme…? Not quite.)
Cute and kitsch, this print looks fabulous in the form of a slim legged tailored trouser, which is ideal for the office or an upmarket dinner with friends.
The bonus? You can wear them with an oversized cream chunky knit and aviator jacket until the weather gets warmer.
Sounds good, right?
Pastel Pink Bow Blouse
Pink Blouse – Express To Save – £7.14 (*)
Sure, millennial pink might be getting replaced with lilac as the key colour of the moment, but it doesn’t mean that’s still not going to be hot hot HOT.
After all, pastel hues ain’t going anywhere thanks to designers such as Victoria Beckham and Celine. Nuh-uh.
Pastels look especially pretty when teamed with feminine ruching and bows, a la this blouse by Express To Save. I’ll be wearing mine with my indigo flared jeans for casual events or my wide leg cropped black trousers and bright pink lipstick for more formal situations.
Spring Pieces For All
Even though these are my current spring pieces that are creating the basis of my SS18 wardrobe, I’m sure that there’ll soon be more to follow. After all, I am a shopaholic–and this season, there’s an abundance of wearable spring pieces for all sizes and body types.
Let me know which spring pieces you’re falling in love at the moment in the comments below!