FLORALS? FOR SPRING? GROUNDBREAKING.

Friday, 23 March 2018









Ok, ok, I'm sorry. Cliche title, but I just couldn't resist using that absolute cracker of a line. (Thank you, Meryl Streep!) 

So, I don't want to jinx anything, but it finally, finally, looks like Spring has sprung.

The last of the horrid snow that was kindly brought to us curtesy of the notorious 'Beast from the East' has melted, it's been sunny for a whole three days in a row, and the temperature is no longer a single digit.

I don't know about you, but it's making me desperate to pack away my huge Winter coats and chunky knits. Don't get me wrong, I love all that stuff, but when you're well and truly into March and have endured 6 months of Winter, we're all yearning for something lighter, brighter, and floatier, non?




But don't let those blue skies and sun rays deceive you. No, us British folk know far better than to simply trust our eyes when it comes to the weather. "Oooh well it looks sunny outside so I'm guessing it's pretty warm out today'" just won't cut it - BIG mistake. Next thing you know you're stepping out in jeans and a t-shirt, freezing your arse off and wishing you'd checked the weather app on your phone.  

More often than not, early Spring temperatures are still pretty nippy, so we're stuck with the dilemma of how to make our wardrobe more spring-like, without risking catching the flu every time we set out.





Enter my guide to transitional dressing.

The key to Spring dressing: light layering folks. We can shed our chunky knits and massive coats, and instead pair floaty dresses and midi skirts with lighter turtle necks and sheer knits. 

Exhibit A: The outfit above. 

I was browsing the dresses section of the boohoo website (because when am I not online shopping lol) and saw this absolutely beaut dress, perfect for Spring with the floral print (Chandler voice: could this BE anymore Spring appropriate?). But there was no wayyyy I was going to be wearing this on its own. No no no. See, I paired it with a couple of layers; a simple turtleneck top for some warmth (and what you don't know is I'm also wearing a thermal vest under that for good measure.) 

With all those layers on the top to keep all the main organs warm, I felt just brave enough to go out bare legged. I guess the one downside of warmer weather is we're back to the laborious task of shaving and can no longer conceal the mounds of hair that have been keeping us warm all Winter (sorry for being tmi, but we all know it's true ladies). 

Accessory wise, I've gone for some ankle boots, a beret to keep my head and ears warm (because I don't know about you, but one thing I absolutely CANNOT deal with is windy weather induced ear ache), and this leather look jacket. Come Summer, I can lose the more cold-weather appropriate accessories and layers, and instead pair the dress with some strappy sandals and a basket bag, natch. That's how you make your pieces work across the seasons and get multiple looks out of one piece, ladies!



  
What do we think of this outfit? Are you guys as happy that it's spring as I am? What are your best transitional dressing tips? Leave me comments below!

Until next time,
Bisous <3

Eva
xxx


OUTFIT DETAILS:

Jumper: c/o Boohoo*
Dress: c/o Boohoo*
Jacket: Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo (Old) 
Boots: Saint Laurent (Old)
Bag: c/o Boohoo*


Please note that whilst this post is not sponsored, all items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me by Boohoo. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.

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