I’ve ordered a lot online lately but it’s so good to get down to Zara in-store and feel really inspired. It’s the beginning of March and there’s a spectrum of spring-like colour in the air which is quite a progression from all the black we have seen recently when we were shopping for The Trinny Takeover Show.
Nowadays, I’m very conscious of not having too much in my wardrobe but I also love the thrill of a new outfit. As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s about shopping sustainably and investment shopping so that you wear an item over and over again.
This time round, there’s so much prettiness in Zara. There’s a lot of blue in my favourite shade and very pretty embroidered shirts. Floral maxi dresses aren’t calling to me just yet but I am definitely warmed by a broderie anglaise top as a first sign of spring.
Spring/summer sees the rise of more playful fabrics such as something a friend called the “chicken” fabric (a very textured cotton which I adore) and seersucker. Lightweight and textured, it adds a certain liveliness to a floral top and culottes coord.
Very excitingly, we see the return of the bootleg jean. Ladies, you might be so used to your skinny jeans and feel that they are rather flattering, but do consider this style, I find them much more forgiving. The joy of the bootleg is that it gives you a wonderful length of leg without being too long. If you’re top heavy, it balances you out, and if you’re bottom heavy, it also balances you out with the little kick at the hem. Streamlining while providing curves in the right places, these jeans can really do no wrong.
And wow, I am so excited to see the little black gilet is black. If you don’t have one in your life, you need to really consider one as it’s a great layering tool and the straight, tailored cut means it always looks neat. Similarly, I discover a white shirt with a very crisp, slightly large collar which I know will just transform and add edge to everything in my wardrobe.
Spring is most definitely in the air...