We are well and truly into spring now and I’ve gone on a bit of a ‘dress binge’, even though it’s pretty much still coat weather here in the UK.
I’m so excited at the prospect of spring/summer style, I have rounded up a few picks to share.
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The Blue Dress
This blue maxi dress called my name as soon as I saw it online. You may remember from my what I wore this month post back in July 2018 that this was my favourite shade of blue back then, and it still it!
I adore the material and cut of this dress, it’s so flattering on. From past experience, I know this brand’s sizing runs large, so I would highly recommend sizing down. I also knew this would be too long for me, given that I’m 5 foot 3 and a half (yes, the half is very important) so I paired it with some 4 inch heels and it was perfection.
This isn’t my usual style, being a maxi dress, as I tend to favour shorter dresses and love a bit of a sleeve these days.
However, it feels so elegant and floaty on. The slit down the middle is the perfect balance of sexy and daytime appropriate.
Paired with accessories in a contrasting colour, such as this pink bag breaks up the colour block and just adds that wow factor.
The Orange Dress
If orange doesn’t scream spring/summer to you, then I don’t know what does! Having never been one to shy away from wearing bright colours, I adore this orange mini dress, with a bold two tone colour that just pops.
The material is gorgeous with a very flattering V neckline and belt – I just love an A-line dress, so you’ll be seeing me wearing this a lot over the next few months. Dressed down with some Birkenstocks or with a heeled sandal, this to me is the perfect summer dress if you like a splash of colour.
A couple of summers ago, I had a jumpsuit obsession but dresses are back in a big way for me now. Bring on the sunshine and get those legs out, I say!
The Marble Midi Dress
Another bold choice with this lime green and lilac marble midi dress, I loved the print and colours of this. The satin finish of the material is lovely and this can be styled with trainers or sandals or dressed up with heels and a clutch for a summer wedding.
I have a short torso, so V necks are always a lower cut on me unless I get the shoulders taken up slightly, however for casual day wear, this doesn’t bother me and I don’t mind the plunging neckline.
The Pink Midi Dress
A bit of a rogue choice for me as even though I love pink, I don’t think I’ve ever worn this shade of fuchsia pink as an adult – and I don’t hate it. The material on this pink animal print dress is to die for, it feels like 100% cotton and is so soft. I adore the abstract animal print, the balloon 3/4 length sleeves, the floating hemline and sweetheart plunging neckline that’s also tasteful.
This is a dress that’s perfect teamed with a pair of trainers or plimsoles for a casual daytime appropriate look.
The Little Black Dress
Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve never owned a little black dress?
I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and let me tell you, I now see why it’s such a big deal. This shimmery black dress is incredibly flattering on; with a sexy plunging V neck line, ruffled skirt detail and classic flare shape. It is the perfect date night staple piece you need in your wardrobe.
The sizing runs very large on this dress, so I’d size down twice. And though it’s called a wrap dress, it’s a faux wrap, which is even better if you ask me – having a dress unravel while you’re out is my idea of a nightmare!
The Pink Valentino Bag
I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t pair the dress with a pop of colour and no spring/summer style post would be complete without a cute bag. This pink Valentino Divina medium crossbody bag fits the bill, while perfectly complementing this dress.
The gold chain and hardware add a touch of glam to any black dress, while transitioning just as well for an every day bag (as I did with the blue dress above).
I love the hard structure of the bag and for me this is the perfect size as I can fit my phone, keys and a small purse inside.
The Pink Blazer
If you’ve been here a while, you might know by now that I have an unhealthy obsession with cropped blazers, statement jackets and pink coats in general – Just don’t ask me how many I own!
So you’ll be able to appreciate when I say this blazer feels as though it was made for me.
My blazer collection only makes an appearance as the weather starts to get warmer and this hot pink cropped, collarless blazer is just what I needed to revive that love affair. It’s my first time wearing something with large shoulder pads and I honestly didn’t think I’d be a fan, but I am in love!
As with all blazers, I would recommend sizing down once, or even twice. As long as you can move your arms without ripping something, I don’t need my blazers to button up.
In all seriousness, this one is perfect for this transitional period between seasons. Great over light summer dresses for a bit of warmth, it works well over a plain t shirt and jeans or simply as I’ve styled it here, over a little black dress for a night out.
Bring back shoulder pads, I say!