As you read through our blog posts, you'll already see a number focusing on how to pull together your Spring wardrobe, with lots of tips and advice to move effortlessly and without breaking the bank into the new season.
I've got lots of tricks up my sleeve, so will keep sharing, as I think the seasonal transition can be a big wardrobe challenge for many, I should know I'm from chilly England! Layers are key and a few key pieces which are trans-seasonal, whatever your style preference.
I have been topping up my new season wardrobe a fair bit over the past couple of weeks and I wanted to share 3 key items I picked up which have really woken up my wardrobe for spring in many ways; because the colours are so now and feel lighter, the fabrics feel lighter and the look is fresh.
3 KEY PIECES TO UPDATE YOUR SPRING WARDROBE
NUDE PATENT WEDGES
I really believe accessories, particularly shoes, can make or break your whole look. I have a multitude of wedges and absolutely love them, so there's always room for another pair in my book! These were an absolute bargain for around $25, admittedly I bought them in the UK, but there are lots similar to this around. They go with EVERYTHING and work for so many occasions - the perfect height for comfort and style! They also bear incredible likeness to a pair Kate Middleton was spotted in the day after her wedding, take it from the Brits, they're going to be your go-to wedges!
PEACH / NUDE GOLD STUDDED LEATHER BAG
I kept staring longingly at this bag, pondering if I really NEEDED it! I finally went for it when every outfit I was putting together felt like the only thing that would finish it would be this peach/nude coloured leather bag. Do you ever do that? Why does that happen? Every outfit, up the bag popped in my head! The colour is a gorgeous muted peach shade and has matte gold studs down each side and just feels 'lighter' than heavier autumnal browns, so feels perfect for the new season. It fits nicely on the shoulder all slouchy and also has a crossover, which is perfect for travelling or running around town! It is from a great UK store, River Island, which now ships internationally! You heard it here first!
COLORED OR PATTERNED SKINNY JEANS
Colored and floral print jeans are everywhere this spring and whilst it is about wearing styles and trends to suit you, these are a great key trend for anyone - that's any shape or size to pick up on. I've had every lady from size 4 to 14, with Classic style personalities to Dramatic in these
They really do suit everyone, it's just how you wear them. Adding a nude heel will lengthen the leg and create height and confidence; they work best with a plain slouchy tee or loose blouse for all shapes and sizes.
I think the reason they work so well is they are a fresh take on the good ole' blue jean and offer a great alternative that just slots into your wardrobe and outfit effortlessly. Not only that, but they are super comfy and can be dressed up with a blazer and heels or down with a loose tee, thong sandals or cute wedges.
I'm working all three of these together for a great spring look and mixing each piece individually with lots of other looks. The nude wedges work great with dresses, skirts and dress-up shorts in a classic stylish way; the bag, well, goes with every outfit as you now know and the jeans are a new and surprising staple! Go on try them, I dare you!
Happy new season shopping ladies! If you want some help with getting it right this season, post me your style challenge or come along and meet the BE Styled Team