FASHION: Key Pieces for your spring wardrobe.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

It's May, the bluebells are out, the sound of the ice cream man echos the streets and the sun is making a more regular appearance. It's safe to say now really is the time to start thinking about our Spring wardrobes. I am a Serial wearer of the colour black. Black isnt' exactly spring like is it?! So with that in mind I headed along to the Oracle Shopping centre on the Bank Holiday weekend to take part in their Your5 event. Focusing on 5 key pieces to include in your wardrobe this spring. I figured why not go along, speak to a stylist and see if they can convince me into purchase something that isn't black or a pair of jeans/ oversized t-shirt for a change!

The 5 key pieces they focused on were; The cropped trouser, The Shirt, The Jacket, The Sneaker & finally The Silk. Now lets start off with the cropped trouser shall we? Being a short gal I do shy away from the crop trouser if I am honest. I feel like they aren't really for me. However after having a discussion with the stylist, she suggested trying a cropped trouser paired with a heeled shoe for a more formal look. Then alternatively opting for a pair that would work well rolled up a bit to show off a little more leg, making them more appropriate for more casual looks with flats. Below are a few styles I saw on the day which I liked the look of. I think I will take a look at a cropped trouser, something casual I could pair with a Tee and converse would be right up my street!

spring essentials - the cropped trouser

Smart Grey Crosshatch | Khaki Belted Slim Leg | Floral Print | Cream Belted | Linen Mix Stripe 

Shirts are great because they are so versatile, you can wear them for a formal event/work, pair them with some jeans for a more casual look, or even layer them up over a cami top and leggings if its too hot for a jacket. A good shirt is an essential in your wardrobe! I was instantly drawn to the pale blue striped number below which turned out was from New Look for the bargain price of £14.99. I actually headed straight to New Look after my consultation and purchased it! I do feel like I am channeling Pyjama chic when wearing it, but it isn't black - a small splash of colour for my wardrobe! 
spring essentials - the shirt.

When it comes to jackets, I currently live in my Leather Zara one I purchased in March. However I know as the weather warms up a bit I'd need something a little different as a leather jacket may be a bit too heavy. Bomber jackets are a very popular choice at the moment as well as western inspired pieces with a bit of fringe. Jackets are  great way to jazz up a relatively simple outfit. Perfect for a girl like me who lives in jeans and a plain T. I spotted a couple of different styles while at the Your 5 event that could be potential additions to my wardrobe!

Spring essentials - the jacket
Embroidered Jacket | Jacquard Jacket | Floral Bomber | Silver sateen Bomber

One of the key pieces for your spring wardrobe was titled 'The Silk' now this could have been applied to a number of different items in your wardrobe, but after speaking to my sylist, she recommened looking for versitile items that you could mix and match with other pieces. Making the item perfect for both day and night. Thinnk brightly coloured camis, pleated midi skirts and playsuits. I explained to my stylist that I would probably try to introduce a couple of camis as I do feel they are staples inmy wardrobe, especially when the weather gets a bit warmer.
Spring essentials - the silk

Metallic Pleat midi | Double strap cami | Side tie Tunic | Playsuit.

Finally we have the sneaker, a piece I've become relatively interested in of late. In the colder months I live in ankle boots, however when the sun starts shining its a good idea to have a nice selection of alternative footwear to step out in. You'll know that I was recently gifted a pair of White Kurt Geiger Lyons, which now a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. However I think I need to inject some colour in somewhere, and what better way to do it than with shoes.
spring essentials the sneakers

Backless trainer | Pink Vans | Floral Gazelles | Leopard print KedsGrey Creepers | White cut outs

Has there been anything in this post that takes your fancy? I will be taking these 5 points into consideration when I next go on a shop to update my wardrobe. If you are local to Reading, all the pieces featured in this post can be found in The oracle shopping centre if you prefer going in store than ordering online!
What are your spring wardrobe essentials? let me know in the comments.

Much Love,