This post is sponsored by French Connection and Who What Wear.
I always love the way everyone anticipates spring more than any other season. Even the fact that ‘Spring has sprung!’ is something we say - no one waits for any other season this way. I think it’s because our winters drag on soooooo much. And everyone knows January and February are the two most miserable months of the year, so by the time March promises to stay light beyond 5pm and maybe even shows us some sunshine, we are all so eager. The same applies for me and my wardrobe. My winter coats are BORING now; I don’t want to see the sight of them for a while. I am in the process of being surgically removed out of a turtleneck, and have an alarming number of sandals bookmarked in my Google Chrome. I am ready for some warmth, and a wardrobe refresh
So, armed with French Connection’s new spring collection, I am ready for some spring outfit inspo, which I hope will leave you guys feeling inspired too! Let’s break it down from the top; This shirt. Oh, this shirt. It shouldn’t be so good - it’s got ruffles, pleats, stripes… essentially it’s got it all going on. And it comes together to create this amazing piece that insists to be worn jacket-less to really show it off. I love the silhouette of it so much; the oversized fit perfectly counteracts the girly detailing. Also, please rejoice with me, because finally something has got me out of a knit/t-shirt tucked into high-waisted jeans. I needed this push into something new sooo badly.
Moving one step down; the jeans. I love jeans (SHOCK, I KNOW) and these ones are pretty amazing. Frayed hem? Check. Deconstructed without looking cheap? Check. High-waisted? Check. Light wash? Check! Frayed hem needs no explanation, but the deconstructed thing might do. I love the trend so much, but the high street hasn’t managed to get it quite right. I think it needs to be super subtle and not massively compromise the way the jeans sit down the leg - these ones hit the nail on the head! The light wash denim is also going to be my thaaaang for spring, so watch this space for more styling of these.
The accessories need a mention too. These shoes are a great alternative for those of you who find courts a nightmare to walk in. I am in that category, and I have a fair few pairs that sit gathering dust because I end up crawling home at the end of an evening as my feet can’t take it when I wear them. The way these come up higher on the foot means your foot is held in so much better in the toe box, and therefore easier to walk in too! The bag is amazing because in so many ways it’s kinda ugly - you all know how much I love things that are ugly in every way because they become completely fabulous. I love the thick strap on this, plus the boxy shape and the curved edges - ahhh it so shouldn’t work but it does and I love it. Finally, the gorgeous gold necklaces I have here. I went for two pieces that I could layer up - the choker is especially amazing. Chokers have been everywhere for ages and I haven’t yet dipped my toes into that world, but a chic gold one like this makes it feel wayyyy more ‘me’ too!