During my junior year of high school, I had a minor obsession with duster sweaters. I mean, they were the thing to wear. I remember spending an entire paycheck from my lifeguarding job on one particular amazing duster sweater from Free People and then proudly parading around the halls of my high school in it, thinking I was so freakin’ cool. Sure, other students stepped on it when I sat down in class, and the bottom got super dirty. But I loved it.
Last week I posted a Fashion Formula based on flowers and stripes — and this week I decided to put it to the test. Even though it may not be that sunny in London right now, these bright colours are definitely helping to put me in a warmer mood.
I love the unexpected combination of wearing a sporty sweatshirt with a prim pencil skirt. Choose a slightly cropped top and this combo feels smart and sexy — or try a slouchy pullover for a more relaxed vibe. There’s your Sunday brunch look sorted.
Like fashion trainers and logo sweatshirts, joggers are one of the many amazingly sporty trends that are making this season a lot more comfy. Whether you dress them up or down, these bedtime-worthy trousers look polished and cool… and it almost feels a little naughty that you’re getting away with wearing them beyond the gym.
When I first bought this pale-pink midi skirt from Topshop, my husband laughed and said, ‘When are you ever going to wear that?’ To be honest, I wasn’t sure because I hadn’t tried it on in the shop. I knew there was the risk that I’d look like a giant cupcake… not a cute look.
I’m all about mixing prints in unexpected ways, and one of my favourite combinations at the mo is stripes and florals. If you keep the stripes thin, they can almost serve as a neutral – and they pair perfectly with this season’s beautiful blooms.