Add Spring to your wardrobe...

2.26.2014

Style Theory: Stunning Spring outfits...dust off your 'capsule collection' clothes hanging in your wardrobe and pair them with a few gorgeous, thought out, 'on trend' items for fresh and Spring-like look.


Spring is most definitely in the air, the blossom buds are decorating the trees, the daffodils are starting to burst through the soil, the sunshine is making a much welcomed appearance.....and I am thinking about my Spring wardrobe!! It is so nice to be pondering that maybe, just maybe I can shed my thick heavy parka that has become like a second skin and instead wear something lighter, a lightweight parka, a bomber or my a pastel coat. The opportunities are endless.....!! So to start off here are a selection of the Streetstyle looks inspiring me this Spring:

The pink coat trend continues..
Pastel outerwear looks striking 
Pale blue shoes are having their season in the spotlight -  Zara has some beautiful versions.
Double denim still looks chic,  work a pale denim/chambray shirt on top with darker denim jeans for a flattering look.
The layered coat look is ideal for Spring the UK. 
Animal print slip ons are a Spring 'must have.'
Laid back cool look.
The black shift dress looks fabulous with the two colour brogues.
Isabel Marant gets it right every season, I love these trousers paired with the heels and delicately frilled top. 
Brogues feature for another year. 
A denim dress will last from spring (wear now with tights and ankle boots) through to Autumn. 
All images above via Pinterest

Here are some day outfit ideas for Spring, I have pulled together basic/ capsule collection pieces that I have in my wardrobe and added some new 'on trend' items in a new colour or shape to add a touch of SS14 to the look:

 SPRING PASTELS
The Capsule Item:
Skinny Jeans - Topshop Baxter Jeans £40

The 'On Trend' Items:
Coat - Similar @ Asos Vintage Cocoon Coat £110
Jumper - Topshop Bobble Jumper £75 
Bag - Topshop Suede Tassel bag £60
Shoes - Office

STRIPES vs CHECKS
The Capsule Items:
Trench Coat - Gap UK available in store £59.95
Breton Top - Boden £25
Skinny Jeans - Asos Ridley Jeans £32

The 'on trend' items:
Scarf - Topshop £18  similar here
Trainers: Urban Outfitters New Balance £60
THE DENIM DRESS
The Capsule Items:
Denim Dress - Topshop Moto Denim Dress £38
Leopard print pumps - KG for Kurt Geiger Lacey Shoes £110

The 'on trend' items
Lightweight Parka - Hooded Parka £60
Gold Cuffs - H&M £9.99
Backpack - New Look £19.99
CASUAL COOL

The 'Capsule collection' item:
Breton top -  Boden £25
Grey Jeans -Topshop Moto Super Soft Skinny Jeans £38
Navy coat -  Zara Wool Coat £69.99

The 'on trend' items:
Scarf - Accessorize £19
Bag - Zara £39.99
Trainers - Adidas Superstar £62


Now for My Style over the last couple of days, I haven't quite launched into Springwear yet but may have purchased a new spring like pair of New Balance trainers and a couple of the items above..more to follow!

For a trip to the London Aquarium with the littles..an amazingly beautiful day and a fabulous walk along South Bank..!
Jacket: Zara
Jeans: MiH
Polo neck: H&M
Trainers: John Lewis
Went out for drinks with University friends in London, it was a fab night and I loved wearing my new Primark bomber (it was £10 in the sale!) which the lovely Michelle from MyFashionable40s bought and I promptly copied!
Bomber: Primark (£10!)
Sweater: Whistles
Denim Jacket: Warehouse
Trousers: Topshop
Shoes: M&S
A night out for the last of my little sister's 30th birthday party's at the Farrs School of Dancing bar in Dalston, full of very cool, young trendy people, it is fair to say I stood out like a sore thumb..next time I need to think less is more..!

Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: M&S
Necklace: H&M
So there is my round up of Spring inspiration, outfits and my style....come on Spring we are waiting for you to truly arrive!

Next time..what to wear on a beautiful Spring evening, 

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, till next time Frances x

35 comments:

  1. love this one frances and the fact you have put together capsule and trend

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    1. Thank you, see I do listen to what you tell me! Xxx

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  2. Fabulous post - love your style and all your suggestions. Hx

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  3. Another great post! Love your bomber jacket and checks trousers.

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks x I have ordered the Asos jeans you recommended can't wait to get them! X

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  4. Thank you for the lovely mention Frances! Love the collages.....great inspiration for pulling outfits together with some wardrobe staples!

    You look awesome in the H&M blouse and boyfriends for your sisters birthday! xx

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    1. Thanks for the fab inspiration Michelle! X

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  5. Well, everyone in Dalston thought you were incredibly stylish.

    Love this blog Fran

    Cat x

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    1. Thanks Cat but err not really...you and your lovely gang looked fabulouso! X

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  6. I can't ever imagine you being over or underdressed for anything - it's just your imagination. And yes I wish the Spring temperatures would hurry up - I want to wear less layers and lighten up a little.

    Your kiddiwinkles are gorgeous! They obviously take after mum then.

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, yep agree hurry up Spring...shame there is snow forecast for tomorrow another week in the parka for us! X

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  7. I love transitional style! its truly the best. I never got into the whole pastels in winter thing..it didn't feel right. But the pink coat I agree is perfect for spring x

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    1. Completely agree, I dabbled in pastels in the autumn last year but the winter has knocked the colour out of me so I am sooo looking forward to some sunshine and warmth to wear pastels again x

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  8. Love your outfit for your sister's birthday bash - perfect! I'm sure you stood out for all of the right reasons - looking gorgeous as always. Lynne x

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  9. Really like this post as I own many of your capsule items so I just know need to decide which 'trend' items to buy! X

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    1. Thanks, so glad you have lots of the capsule items the on trend ones are icing on the cake! Xx

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  10. Loving your capsule items. Feeling like I need a wardrobe spring clean - now I know what to keep! x

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  11. I love your bangs! I'm a blonde too, getting my haircut on Saturday and just may have to do this!!

    Colour Me Classic

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    1. Thanks so much Hayley, my bangs cover a multitude of sins, my form of Botox!

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  12. Love the outfits you put together Frances... I'm taking notes for a few new spring purchases!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne, I can't wait to start putting the outfits into practice...need spring soon! X

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  13. Fran - want to get 'golf fringe' sandals - copies of a designer I can't remember who... similar to the light green loafers above - can you please keep an eye out? Cat x

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  14. I LOVE your outfit - blouse/jeans - I am going to copy this!!! Maybe even for the weekend ahead of us?

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    1. Thanks Fiona, can't wait to see y'all! Xxx

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  15. You've put some lovely sets together and that New Look backpack seems to be going down a storm. I loved Michelle's jacket and it looks gorgeous on you too x

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    1. Thanks xxxxx I am loving the backpack and it's super reasonable! I am so glad Michelle spotted that bomber I love it! X

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  16. Stop putting all these lovely images out. It makes me want to spend. Love your outfits x

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    1. Ha! I know all this Spring stuff is too tempting!!! Xxx

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  17. Some great sets ...... Especially love the mac stripes and red NB!! Your littles are gorgeous. Xx

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    1. Thanks...I am rather taken by the red Nbs too...may have to make a little sneaky purchase!! Xxxx

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  18. Its almost here & I can't wait! Its been glorious here the last few days! I love the inspiration you have posted here! Ax

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  19. Your collage of the boyfriend jeans and different shoes is so so so helpful! Love it.
    best boyfriend jeans
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