Another month, another list of things as long as my arm that I’m lusting after!
I’m finding that this season, my tastes are moving away from colourful items and leaning more towards classic monochrome or muted tones; spring dialled down, if you will. I have just had the most enormous wardrobe clear-out, and most of the things that I’ve gotten rid of were just too bright or fussy, so what I want to do now is fill my closet with pieces that will work season after season.
I am making some allowances for colour, of course, but in a much simpler way – take this ruffled blue gingham smock dress, for instance. Gingham is such a basic block pattern that I feel more comfortable with a brighter blue, and the baggy smock shape makes the ruffles seem a lot more laidback too. I also love this beautiful floral summer dress; the print is super gorgeous, but the thing I like most is how pared-back the colours are. It’s as if somebody put a filter on the fabric, I love it!
Sticking to the classics, I’m lusting after a pair of leopard-print flats for Spring, and these lace-up pointed-toe Boden beauties would be perfect. They’d look great with basically everything in my wardrobe, and are the type of shoes I could wear to work, to a bar, on a night out or a picnic – the ultimate multi-taskers.
Something I’m always lacking in is great tops – ones that can work for basically any occasion. Before work in the morning, before a night out; the story is always the same, I’m raking through my wardrobe trying to find the right top for the outfit. I think I’m really missing a great t-shirt, and I’m so tempted by this embroidered Whistles number. A great basic tee would be perfect with jeans for work or the weekends, or with a leather skirt and cute flats for going out in the evenings. It’s £45, which I think is pretty steep for a t-shirt but as I say, I am tempted… I’m imagining it with those leopard flats and this elegant grey shoulder bag, the ideal easy outfit.
The other two blouses on my radar are both a littler fancier; I’ve been thinking about this M&S gingham blouse for a few weeks now, as I love the detailing on the sleeves and the ruffle peplum around the bottom. I can definitely see this one winging its way to my wardrobe! For something a bit different, this monochrome Bardot blouse from Uterque is so sophisticated and one of those timeless pieces that could slot into my wardrobe for seasons to come.
What’s on your wishlist this month?