I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to despair at the dreadful weather we’ve been experiencing of late!
These days, you can’t seem to turn on the TV or open a newspaper, without being confronted by the threat of more extreme weather in the days to come. It’s feels as if we’ve been hibernating for months, and I for one am fed up of clomping around in my wellies and unflattering padded coat.
To help banish the winter blues, I indulged in a little online browsing, to get myself excited for the long-anticipated arrival of spring. Sitting at home in my fluffy slippers, watching the wind and rain batter the outside world, I picked out a selection of items that I’ll be donning as soon we’re blessed with some warmer weather.
I’m rubbing my hands together excitedly at the prospect of banishing my winter boots to the back of the wardrobe.
At the first sign of sunshine, I plan to strut my stuff in a pair of classic wedges, like theses ones I found in the spring/summer collection of women’s heels at Jones Bootmaker. Wedges are the perfect choice for spring, when the weather doesn’t quite call for a pair of bejewelled sandals; although they can be carried right through to summer.
(Cannes Wedge Heels, in Black Suede, £29)
Nothing gives me a thrill like searching for shoes. So you can forgive my slight lapse of attention, when I admit that I picked out this gorgeous pair before realising that they’re only available to readers in the UK.
However, I’m a diligent fashionista prepared to sacrifice my time in search of fabulous footwear for you ladies. That’s why I worked hard to find the great collection of wedge sandals online at Shoe Pie, which includes some similar designs.
I might always be on the hunt for a bargain when it comes to finding fabulous clothes, but it’s the glossy pages of the world’s fashion magazines where I get my inspiration from.
Pastel tones are hot for upcoming spring season. These soft, flattering tones have appeared in designs by the likes of Rebecca Taylor and Jason Wu and are sure to transgress the boundaries of the catwalk onto the high street.
Tea-length dresses are another big trend. If you’re not familiar with this cut, imagine halfway between a mid-length and a maxi skirt, around the middle of the calf. They’re also somewhat reminiscent of 1950s fashion and the period’s preference for floating hemlines and nipped in waists. Take a look at these fabulous examples from Glamour.com.
Of course, these make the perfect accompaniment to wedge sandals, another popular style of the 1950s
Looking for more great fashion advice? Take a look at our earlier post on some of the best bargains you can pick up for upcoming Valentine’s Day.