After what has seemed like frankly an endless, dark, unforgiving winter, I am so ready to turn my back on thick jumpers and boots and embrace lighter fabrics and brighter tones. Over the last few months I’ve found myself getting somewhat lazy with my outfits (not helped of course by having only a small proportion of my clothes at my parents’ house), relying on skinny jeans, plaid shirts or black t-shirts and ankle boots for the majority of my evening and weekend outfits. Whilst I’ll never turn my back on my beloved ripped black skinny jeans (hey, I didn’t get my knee tattooed for nothin’), just daydreaming about swishy midi skirts, floaty tops and pretty bows has given me a renewed excitement for the new season.
I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately with, well, pretty much everything – but Spring is so symbolic to me, all about bringing light, growth, newness and the opportunity to switch things up a bit. I’m determined to clear out some old things and invest in a few Spring-like pieces that will bring me joy, and what could bring more joy than sequins or a blush pink tulle skirt? All of these are from the new SS17 Collection from Coast, it’s more than a little bit pretty…
5.Chambray jumpsuit (coming in April) | 6. Rhian skirt, £139
7. Bourbon knit top, as before | 8. Ivi sequin top, £95
Whilst I don’t think I could risk an entirely white outfit (I still have nightmares of wearing a white vest and a white denim skirt to a school disco in about 1997 and being asked by a boy in my year if I was off to a cricket match) I love the white tailored trousers and nude heels, and that chambray jumpsuit was made for cocktails by a pool or swishing around a garden party. (Yes I get invited to tons of garden parties, certainly enough to justify the purchasing of that jumpsuit…).
What’s on your Spring wishlist this year?
*This is a PR collaboration, all opinions are my own