I’m always a fan of a feminine silhouette, whether it be a skater dress or shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt. Although I already have a fair few ways of creating this look, I’m always on the hunt for a full skirted dress with the perfect print and possible cut-out details. I don’t ask for much do I?! Until I find it, I’m going to try and layer skirts over dresses for a mismatched look and utilise my collection of bodysuits.
Going against what i just said, I’m also a fan of all things baggy, too long on one side and drop-waisted, things that your mother would silently ‘tut’ at. It’s all about distorting the human body slightly, which isn’t always totally flattering and perhaps man-repelling but I love to wear clothes that interest and intrigue me with their construction. All Saints is often a fine example, but I’m going to concentrate on finding new ways to layer my asymmetric tops and skirt, maybe even knotting a few items like the Kaelen outfit above.
A cute dress is all well and good, but I like to subvert it in some kind of way with quirky accessories and unusual tights. I loved a lot of the Wunderkind collection, which is ‘pretty’ taken to the extremes with hyper-feminine hairstyles, bright full skirts and blood red lips. I definitely want to try and inject a bit more colour into my wardrobe, as I’m always buying things in black and grey, so will be on the hunt for some new shorts that are a bit frivolous and impractical (preferably a realistic version of the Philip Lim laser-cut ones above) to team with buttoned-up shirts. I also can’t wait to wear my ankle socks with bare legs, as I only really started liking the look towards the end of summer.
I own far too many sheer things already (most of them black, surprise, surprise), so I’m not looking to buy much in this area apart from something with a watercolour floral design. I hoping Topshop will soon come up with a version of the red Erdem lace dress, which I could easily be tempted by but until then, a DIY skirt project is in order using some cheapy chiffon from the local market.
Finally, a jacket will definitely be needed to finish the look off. I’m definitely on the hunt for the perfect trench coat to call my own (as my Mum isn’t exactly forthcoming with lending me some of her vintage Burberry bargains) and to add some sophistication. I also want to experiment with some new proportions featuring the jackets I have, as I always struggle finding the right style for longer skirts and dresses.
What are you planning to wear this Spring? I obviously won’t need a new wardrobe, but I am looking to be a bit more resourceful and update some of the things I already have. Do you have style principles that you tend to stick to from season to season? Let me know what you think of my made-up trends and whether you’ve created any of your own!