Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Purchases that will keep you going through the Rain ready for the Sun

Never mind the double-dip recession, it seems as if we are getting a double-dip winter.  Looking around the high street shops optimism of Summer is presented in the form of crochet dresses, dungaree shorts and strappy, cropped singlets.  A lover of the gorgeous summer clothing that is now making its way onto the shelf, I can't help but think that for the time being only those branching out of the 16-20 degree Celsius Europe for more exotic lands will see the practicality of these garments... 
Who knows how long the rain, snow and cold is going to stick around for so here are a few of my favourite trendy pieces new in the shops that will move you from winter to spring in a flash.

Topshop, £75
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With its oversized shape and lightweight yet quality fabric, this £75 Topshop trench takes a twist on the classic.  Teamed with a knit or a Tee, tights/no tights this jacket will get you through to Summer and even to Autumn... 
Whistles, £350
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At the pricier end, this Whistles leather dress creates an effortless yet gorgeous, right on trend look.  Teamed with either black boots or pumps, this dress can be both suitable for not only night/day wear but also winter/spring wear!  Do what Whistles suggest on their website and team with some simple black accessories for a finished look.
Zara, £39.99
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Embrace a bit of colour with this top from Zara.  Made from a thicker jacquard cotton the loose fit is again right on trend, whilst the pattern will ease you into spring.  Hurry to buy this one, Zara live up to their 'fast fashion' name!

Urban Outfitters, £30
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For a much more casual look, this tile print skater skirt could potentially get you through any season.  So versatile and only at £30, this skirt can once again be dressed up with a shirt and heels, down with pumps and a vest, made warmer with a quality knit and tights or made ready for spring with bare legs and buckled heels or pumps.

At the moment transeasonal fashion is what it's about.  Besides these few garments...
1. figure out layering- use those thinner layers for an interesting look that can replace the thick winter jacket.  
2. add some brighter colours to warm up the wardrobe- the 90's are back upon us in terms of fashion so brave it by adding a bit of neon and you will be right on trend.  
3. Find a loose printed silk shirts will also 'spring-up' the winter wardrobe- adding the light, floaty aspect especially in a geometric print will bring a classic springtime look to 2013.