Spring Spotlight on....Next

Style Theory: Sometimes a retailer just catches your eye with an item which then focuses your attention on a range that you may have not normally looked at. This season for me it is Next, I have to be honest I do not shop very often in Next but this season they have some really fabulous items that I could not resist. 

Here is what caught my eye and how I styled the items...

The first was these trainers, I was on the look out for a pair of black trainers and these fit the bill. Light, comfortable and really reasonable, they would give my outfits a little twist and would make the school run a breeze..
Next Floral Flexi Trainers £35
They are fab, really soft with a inner sole that supports your foot.

The Faux Leather Joggers:
Whilst in Next looking at the trainers I spotted these fab faux leather joggers, perfect for dressing down..
Sweater: H&M similar here
Faux Leather Trousers: Next £30
Trainers: Next £35
Or Dress up the trousers with a pair of heels..
Sweater: as above
Trousers: Next as above
Shoes: Nine West similar here
Not too Kanye, light and versatile these joggers have fabric inner so not too hot! 

The Spring 2015 look:
I am smitten with pale greys at the moment especially after spotting quite a few pale grey ensembles on the AW15catwalks for New York fashion week. 
This little lace skirt would look fab with heels but due to my adversion to be anything but comfortable at the moment I styled with my adidas Superstars and pink coat...
Jacket: M&S
Sweater: Next £45
Skirt: Next £45
Bag: TKMaxx
Trainers: Adidas Superstar 

I like the fine mesh of the skirt and lace details, it would look lovely in the summer with a grey T-shirt and silver strappy sandals. Or could be dressed up with a pair of silver heels and a pale grey blouse for a beautiful summer look.

So all in all Next did have quite a few gems in it's Spring collection, I will be able to use these key items time and time again in my wardrobe.

Are you a Next fan, do you shop there? This is not a sponsored post, I just was quite impressed with the range..

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xx


  1. Lovey love the skirt, too gorgeous. Yes I normally find quite a few bits in Next and I've come to realise over time that actually compared to some of my more expensive non-Next purchases, they are really well made for the money x

    1. Thanks Donna, Next definitely have some lovely items this season x

  2. I don't often look in Next either....but you have given me many reasons why I should peruse their website more often! Fab picks Frances! xx

  3. I don't often look in Next at all, but I have spotted a few things on other blogs that I have since purchased and love, my pleather leggings and ghilly high heels. They have some amazing footwear again this season! May I say you look simply stunning in the black and gold outfit, you really suit the pleather joggers. x

    1. Thanks so much AnneMarie, I love your pleather leggings and shoes they look fab! xx

  4. Great finds, I love the smart look with the pleathers. I usually do ok in Next and find a few bits that work for me. I have those trainers too, they worked for me because I removed the inner some and put my own orthotic ones in (old lady foot!) unlike Stans which are fixed, my 16 year old daughter has them too xx

    1. Thanks Sue, it was your comment that the trainers were really comfy that made me run out and get them, thanks xxx

  5. Wow, I wouldn't have expected those faux leather joggers from next! Fabulous xx

  6. I do like Next, and I must be one of the few people who prefer the website over the stores. Although that could be because our local store is actually smaller than my bathroom! I've had some great bargains from them over the years, and I swear by my relaxed skinny jeans, which I find more flattering than overly baggy boyfriend styles. I am currently looking for a pair of pleather joggers, so I'm very grateful you flagged these up - they may well be making it onto my 'to try' list!

    Becky x

    1. Oooo I must try the skinny relaxed jeans, thanks for the tip off Becky xx

  7. I haven't looked for myself in Next for years but have to agree the season they do have some really great pieces! I love the leather look joggers on you - will definitely have a nosey at those.


  8. I'm loving Next this season too Frances! They seem to have their buying spot on atm! x