Today I’m trying something new which is so 2018- blogging on my phone. Unfortunately this isn’t by choice but I have come down with a horrible bug and I just can’t bear myself to open my laptop. However I have really enjoyed writing daily and no bug will get me down (for too long!)
In my last fashion related post I spoke about the seasons biggest trends. What’s great is that many of these trends are continuing into Spring/ Summer 2018, so those investments you made will pay off. Nonetheless you really don’t have to blow your budget to stay on trend and I’ve found some great steals on the high street and in the sales. In this post I am going to dedicate it to my staple wardrobe pieces and there will be a separate post soon on hair and beauty trends, stay posted guys! Now see me play dress up in my best buys this season.
The Red Jumper
I was on the hunt for my perfect red jumper this season which had to fit into the following criteria:
No itchy or scratchy jumpers please, these just make me come out in a rash or I’m scratching like a kitten gone wild. It had to be comfortable otherwise I would just end up never wearing it.
This goes without saying that style and chicness is key. I wanted to be able to throw my jumper on without having to plan my outfit too much. The jumper had to be versatile going with skirts, jeans and trousers of all colours.
Criteria of red is not specific enough for my liking. It had to be true red or a red that only has a tinge of orange, rather than a totally “orangery red”.
I actually found two red jumpers I loved! The first is from H&M and was on sale for just £12.99- BARGAIN! I got mine in an extra small for a tighter fit.
I would pair this outfit with some heeled sock boots and a statement belt to bring it together.
The second jewel I found was this oversized jumper from Zara costing only £39.99- Not sure if it’s now in the sale it may be less!
I love how versatile this jumper is, that it can be worn tucked in or alternatively for a boyfriend style it can be worn just loose. This piece would also suit a statement necklace or earrings, mom jeans or a cute checked skirt. I’ve paired mine with my checked trousers from H&M at £30 I think. This leads me onto my next trend…
As you can see above I’ve paired my red jumper with some checked trousers. The ones I have I would recommend as they are 10/10 for comfort and fit. I have seen countless coats in checked or houndstooth pattern all totalling over the £100 mark. Although this is a standard price for some coats, it wasn’t in my budget at this stage. You know that saying that when you’re not looking for something you will find what you have been searching for? That’s exactly what happened with this coat! The stars aligned and it was destiny. From £60 down to £30 with a 50% discount in the H&M sale was this beauty.
I love the length and the fit of this coat which also really compliments the vibrant red tones.
I found my next piece at Reserved. I can’t remember exactly how much it cost me but it was definitely under £20.00.
The ruffle trend has been seen all over London Fashion Week and it brings some movement and a twist to your usual outfit.
I absolutely love this shade of purple and it’s something that I don’t already have anything similar to in my wardrobe (brownie points to me for branching out). Even being so pale in these Winter months, I think the shade will suit so many skin stones and hair colours. I would combine this top with some over the knee boots for even more style.
I wear florals all year around, and I know what you’re thinking,
“Florals for Spring. Groundbreaking”.
I just can’t help it I’m drawn to them! 60s floral prints are said to be the next big thing- great for any boho babes. This next top I got is from Zara (bit of a theme going on here) and it’s also got ruffles. It’s not quite 60s but I’ve combined it with my purple leather mini skirt from New Look and some sock boots from Dorothy Perkins.
This is a close up of the boots I’m wearing for anyone wondering.
Im glad that I chose a block heel as it definitely makes them easier to walk in!
That’s it for my style pieces this season, I hope this gave you some outfit inspo! What other trends are you following?