I can always tell which season it is by the air. I know this sounds completely bonkers, but it’s true. Winter smells crisp, odourless and chilling, but recently Spring has started to take over. Spring smells fresh and feels lighter. I’ve always adored Spring for its warmer weather, beautiful blossoms and promise of Summer. I think that Spring brings such positive vibes and I welcome it with open arms following a deep, dark Winter.
With a new season comes a change of attire. For Spring, I love throwing on a pair of jeans, Toms and pastel coloured knitwear. It’s always super refreshing to be able to leave the house with a light jacket (or even without one completely if you are lucky!) and enjoy the lighter evenings. I always start thinking about my Summer wardrobe when Spring arrives. We often escape to a sunnier climate around Easter which demands sun dresses, play suits and bikinis. This year we chose to hit up Florida for some warmth and sunshine. It’s quite tricky going somewhere warm when it’s cold here as the high streets are only just bringing out their summer essentials. I managed to pick up a couple of bits for our trip, sandals, a Playsuit and dresses, but it’s slim pickings when it’s not holiday season. Luckily for us it is twenty-sixteen and we have the entire world at our fingertips via the Internet.
I’m a super fan of Internet shopping and love scouring the web for the perfect item to add to my wardrobe. It can get quite pricey though, so I’m always on the lookout for a cheeky discount and there’s some great deals to be had if you are willing to shop around a little.
There’s a great company called Love the Sales, which keeps you up to date with the latest sales for my favourite brands. It’s a handy website to turn to for a cheeky browse and you can save a few quid – hurrah!
When packing for Florida, I knew that I needed clothes that would be comfortable, practical and would look nice in my holiday photos. From travelling to Disneyland in California last Summer, I learnt that play suits are great for theme parks. They look nice, are comfortable and won’t show off your down undies when climbing on and off of rides.
Luckily I had purchased quite a few play suits for our honeymoon last Summer, but it’s always super nice to have something new to take on holiday and I found this gorgeous black Playsuit from Topshop.
I always fall in love with items from Topshop. They are great at providing unique items that are completely wearable, affordable and of reasonable quality. Their sales are always amazing too!
A significant chunk of my wardrobe consists of items from Jack Wills. I love their preppy style and once again, you can find some gorgeously unique items. I like that you can wear a lot of their stuff to work too and many of their dresses can take you from day to evening. They also have an array of play suits, which I adore. I literally love most items that they create from coats to swimwear, they’ve really got it nailed. They also have a fabulous menswear collection, so I kit the hubby out too! They aren’t the cheapest of brands, rightly so as their designs and quality is pretty rad. I find that their Outlet stores (online and in a few places around the uk) are super amazing as are their sales. They frequently have promo codes floating around too, so there are many bargains to be had!
I’m also the biggest fan of sunglasses. I love them all from huge red heart frames to classic black Ray Bans. I’m not sure why I’ve got such an obsession with sunglasses, but I know that they are certainly a summer essential and I would have squinted my way through our Floridian trip without them.
Do you have any holiday must haves?
Via Love The Sales, all opinions are my own.