Spring is hot on our heels (thank goodness if you’ve been stuck in the London snow for the past few weeks). This week I’ve really started to notice the change in seasons, my skin feels less dry, the days seem a little longer and I have suddenly had a panic that summer is around the corner and it’s time to stop eating ice-cream.

My long-term readers will know by now how much I love making lists of pieces that I am looking to add to my wardrobe (of course after a large clear out – shoutout to The RealReal). This spring I’ve been really enamoured by incredible basics, anything that has a 60s flair and most of all functionality (this comes in handy when you have a rambunctious toddler).

Statement Bag

I’ve held off buying a new bag for a long time; I didn’t particularly love much from last season and am still in disbelief how much bags now cost. I think it’s safe to say that purchasing a new bag should be a considered purchase and something that will work for you and with your wardrobe for longer than a couple weeks. I’ve narrowed my list down to these for now (with the exception of the red sellier Kelly bag which I will have one day).

Matching

Maybe it’s age, maybe its also an easy decision but I love a matching outfit. Two pieces that go together takes so much thought out of dressing and anything to make life easier gets a gold star from me. Matching looks can be seen everywhere from high-end to high street and I just love them all.

Sensible Heels

The 18 year old me would be rolling her eyes but I’ve really developed a soft spot for a midi-heel. Whilst I’ve totally given up on wearing heels during the day (unless it’s a very very special occasion), I love the thought of wearing a chic low heel in the evening and so do my feet.

The Ultimate Party Dress

Now the weather bites a little less, I’m ready for a shorter hemline, a little colour and dare I say it, bare legs. In winter I seem to be a bit of a one trick pony, black, fitted, done. Spring and summer is where I like to inject a little colour and fun into my nighttime attire.

Swinging 60s

Anyone who knows me will know that I wish I had been knocking around London in the 60s and 70s. Much of this seasons clothes are a nod back to this era and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve also started frequenting my favourite vintage stores, websites and markets to find some great summer pieces.

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