So long Winter! My frozen fingers couldn’t be happier – and I mean that literally because I’m not a big fan of wearing gloves.
At the beginning of every season, it’s always a good idea to do a little wardrobe update, and now that Spring trends are starting to emerge, it’s the perfect time to subtly (or not-so-subtly) sneak in transitional spring coats and test-drive the season’s classics or the latest batch of trends.
Over the weekend, I decided to do just that and headed down to good ol’ Bluewater to pick out the latest fashion staples for the new season. A bit of a trek for me, but there’s a reason for that – you are bound to have a fun day out at Bluewater, and it has a great fashion offering too. I’m never disappointed whenever I head up there. I did a lot of sharing from the day on Twitter and Snappie; from fitting room diaries, items I tried on before purchasing to the fab lunch we had at Ask Italian – food is always on the agenda 🙂
Back to Spring trends, classics and recent purchases at Bluewater, no spring wardrobe is complete without a Mac or Trench. So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to shed the heavyweight coat replacing it with a new lightweight spring buddy, opting for this relaxed navy Mac from Warehouse. Structured outerwear are great for autumn but I prefer a relaxed fit for anything spring/summer.
Let’s talk about shoes, Spring 2016 is shaping up to be pretty on-point in the shoe department. From on-trend mules, strappy sandals to sneakers or trainers – be it high street or designer brands, there’s really no shortage of styles to choose from. Taking it one step at a time, I’ve decided to tap into the 60s-style round toed block heels aka block heel ballet pumps – a shiny number I fell in love with from Dune after trying them on. The trend started with the Celine pumps from spring/summer 15 and yes, they are granny-like but if styled right, they aren’t bad at all.
For more spring/summer 16 trend update, also consider adding some pleats, all things cold shoulder, frills & ruffles, patched and embroidered denim to the ‘drobe. The stores in Bluewater are very trend focused, which is another reason why I would totally recommend a visit up there.
Here, I’ve paired two of my recent purchases from my trip to Bluewater (the trench and shoes) in a complete outfit with older pieces from my wardrobe. The chunky knit scarf has also been replaced with a spring friendly option and the layers feel a lot lighter, relaxed and breezier.
Trench – Warehouse (here)
Shoes – Dune (here)
Scarf – H&M (similar here)
Sunglasses – Chanel (similar here)
* In collaboration with Bluewater Shopping Centre