The best new buys for spring and beyond
If this week’s sunny skies have taught us anything it’s that spring is officially on its way. And whilst we still may not have any occasions or events to get dressed up for that hasn’t stopped the This Morning fashion team from dreaming and drooling over these fresh new fashion buys.
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Fashion producer @AmberStyledIt adores…
Anyone who knows me (or has seen my wardrobe) will know that I’m an absolute outerwear addict. From timeless tailored coats to stylish shackets, I have a huge collection for all seasons and any occasion. However, my number one rule when buying outerwear is to invest in quality, after all it’s an item that you’ll get a lot of wear out of throughout the year. That’s why this classic cotton trench from River Island’s new premium collection, RI Studio, is heading to the top of my spring shopping list.
Floral prints and the season of spring are a match made in a fashion heaven. It’s a trend that never seems to date which means you can wear your flower-patterned pieces year after year. Not only does this Mango frock feature a pretty meadow print it’s also made from breathable cotton in a roomy smock shape making it the ideal ‘lounge’ dress that’s perfect for lockdown life.
Flowers Cotton Dress from Mango, £49.99
If like me you’re still not quite ready to embrace heels again then you’ll be glad to hear that trainers are back in a big way for spring. I’m loving the retro revival trend; think high-tops with fun pops of colour or funky patterns like these Nike numbers. They’re an easy way to give a floaty feminine frock a more laidback look.
Assistant fashion producer @Sarah_Barlow styles…
If there’s one thing I think all women should have in their wardrobes it’s a boyfriend blazer. It’s designed to look slightly oversized but despite its loose fit it still can look incredibly smart and stylish. You may already own one in black or navy but when it comes to spring/summer think cool tones like ecru, grey, white or even a soft pastel pink.
There is nothing I love more than a versatile maxi dress that I can wear all year long. This Broderie Anglaise frock by French label Sezane may seem super summery at first glance but when styled right would work just as well on my daily walk in the city as it would on holiday. For now, I’d pair it with a pair of western boots and a denim jacket but switch it up with slider sandals and a basket bag when summer fully sets in.
Think boots are only for winter? Think again! A lightweight suede boot in a neutral shade of beige, cream or tan is the perfect way to transition from colder climates into spring. There are tonnes of great real suede styles on the high street already like this pair by Reserved, but if you’re after a real bargain then don’t overlook vintage or second-hand stores.
Fashion researcher @LilaFlintRoberts loves…
My collection of jackets is pretty much complete: I've got the trench, (multiple!) blazers and a lightweight tailored coat. There is, however, a cardigan-shaped gap in my wardrobe which I will be filling with this House of Sunny knit. It's bright, bold and joyful! I'd simply style it with blue high-waisted jeans and sandals for the perfect spring look.
I like to think I'm quite well versed when it comes to 'uncool' Spring/Summer shoes. Last year, I lived in my Kurt Geiger Orson sandals (the best Chanel sandal copy in my opinion!) and this year I will be introducing the Ozark clog to my collection! I love contrasting a stompy shoe with a pretty floral dress, and that's exactly how I'll be wearing these.
It's easy to sideline black in the warmer months, but I prefer wearing this colour when the sun is shining. Not only does an LBD (long black dress) soak up more sun, it's the chicest and easiest way to get dressed of a morning! Slip this on, with the aforementioned clompy sandals/clogs and you are set for Spring in the City.