Cutting back on shopping suddenly feels very much like the right thing to do now but I do like to browse! It’s great for getting a feel for what colours and styles are in at the moment. And just in case there’s that one piece you can’t live without…
Chunky trainers, shirt jackets, balloon legs and highwaisted jeans are drawing us into Spring, dare I say it! Too soon, I know! I’m still in boots to keep warm, but New Balance are having a real Insta-fashion moment right now, and so well-deserved – extremely comfortable trainers that don’t cost the earth, and that we all have from the last time round! Some of the newer styles are that extra bit chunkier and I’m loving some of the pale colourways, like this pair.
This H&M oh-so-perfect shirt jacket is sold out for the moment, but the loose style and collar of this & Other Stories denim coat has a similar relaxed workwear vibe. And handbag brand TL-130 is a bit of a slow burn it seems, but this raffia shoulder bag was definitely on my radar in chocolate. The new cream suits it extremely well and has really brought it to life I think!
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I think it’s always worth taking note when certain pieces are re-issued, as these are the ones that have proven customer favourites and sold well. I so very nearly bought this Baserange dress last year but baulked at the last minute as I just wasn’t sure if it would look as good on me as on the lovely Monikh!.
The organic cotton fleece dress has been re-stocked with a higher neck and I have a feeling I will be humming and ha-ing over this too (until my January spending ban is over!). Although I am better with a low neck and still thinking about the original one, which is actually still available (and on sale!) over on their site…
Also restocked is the Prada hiking sandal. I splashed out and bought the them last summer and loved them! And I will definitely be wearing the chunky hiking sandals this spring/summer once again – they look equally good with dress or jeans. The new plain strap style is perfect for a more low-key subtle look. I would have preferred a no-logo pair in all honestly, but have learned to love mine now… as you can see how well they are!
Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta is owning the fashion set right now, and the new pouch has fast becoming a defining look of the moment. And, of course less, break-the-bank versions are already around, including Arket’s one in metal-free tanned leather for £150.
Arket pouch much like the Bottega one 😉
End of last year completely sold me on Rixo dresses (a but late to the party on that one!) after I realised how good the fit was for me. While Ganni dresses just swamp me the Rixo XS is the perfect fit length wise which is quite a big deal when most nice dresses tend to trail along the ground. I also find them incredibly flattering on the body too. So I am now watching closely. This Zadie crepe-de-chine style is one of their core collection and just out in this new print. (see below). If I was feeling daring I would make it work for the still-cold-weather by adding a turtle neck.
1. Rixo dress 2. Ferian bag
I would also keep an eye on British brand Ferian’s sleek styles if you like a more elegant frame feel. I think they’re the perfect contrast to a pretty dress…