My Spring wardrobe

I have three style icons for Spring - Venetian Gondoliers, Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline
and Francois Hardy.

Just because spring is on its way doesn't mean that we all have to start buying pastels and garish floral dresses. Don't get me wrong, I love pastels but not to wear - not with dark hair and an olive complexion. This year pastels seem to have been over looked in favour or nudes.
Nudes are great, they look awesome. Just not on me.
Instead of breaking free from my comfort zone I'm going to stick with what I know - Navy blue and black. Some stripes, maybe a few studs and a satchel. With a classic trench and if I'm feeling really brave a nude sweater.

I'll be wearing lots of hats boaters this time instead of bowler. Venetian Gondoliers instead of English Business men.

My wardrobe in already full to bursting with striped tops but I'm smitten with this Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sweater. Who could resist that sailor collar?

First Row - Topshop Mac, Topshop Boater,Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sailor Top/a>, Kate Kanzier Shoes, Miss Selfridge Shorts, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Satchel.
Second Row - UO Lace Sweater (available from February), New Look Straw Boater,UO leather bag, Topshop Culottes, Topshop Sunglasses.

I've already bought this Mac - My Dream Mac, on epic sale £50 from £225 with another 20% haggled off for a missing button. Best buy of my whole life!

I am in desperate search for the perfect pair of shorts or culottes. I love these two from Miss Selfridge and Topshop but I'm holding out for the perfect pair.

I used to hate, no despise, the wearing of tights with shorts.
It completely defeats the purpose, wear a skirt - thats what I said.
However, that was because I had seen so many people wearing it so badly. Worn correctly, with opaques, a blouse and flats its a really cute look.
Not, you know...with 15den beige tights and a cheap stiletto with plasters on the heel. You see where my dislike came from?

What will you be wearing this Spring?


  1. i haven't really thought about spring yet, but i love madeline! i love the yellow hat and the navy - great colour combo

  2. i hope to wear lots of light and airy skirts, even with tights.

    your spring wardrobe is inspiring.

  3. A flawless selection. Embrace the shorts, they protect us from the Edinburgh winds. I had turned my nose up at culottes but the pair you've chosen look so cute. Perfect for a stroll down Porty Prom x

  4. You are adorable! I am completely lost for Spring wardrobe ideas. I am sick to death of the Monet waterlilies palette that is strung out every spring like it is fresh and new. Florals for Spring, wow, groundbreaking! Do you have any suggestions for platinum blonde, super pale, rosy-cheeked girls who detest pink? I need help!

  5. i love your choices, i would pretty much pick everything too. you can't beat stripes and i have a chloe trench that i wear over and over!

  6. Great choices, that sailor sweater is adorable! :D And I don't look good in pastels either. I prefer darker colors, even in spring, with a few rare exceptions. :)

  7. What a great trio of inspirations! I love the Sonia Rykiel stuff... I wish I could afford her things!
    the renegade bean

  8. navy is such a wonderful color to transition from winter to spring. I really like that you have a seasonal theme. I am looking forward to seeing this theme in action when it is warmer!

  9. Ohh, I adore your spring summer wardrobe plans! I'll definitely be needing that UO lace cardigan, too.
    Have you seen the navy cupro shorts on I think they'd fit well with your look!
    LOVE your bargain raincoat, too!
    I'm dreaming of a similar look, with lots of 40's polkadots, blouses and cardigans. Can't wait!

  10. Imagine the male alternatives to the garments you have posted and thats pretty much my spring wardrobe, but this spring/summer i am avoiding blue and white stripes like the plaugue, i want to see the high street do something other than 'nautical'