It seems we spend so many months preparing for Spring and getting excited by all of those initial editorials, that when it finally appears you have to start putting all plans into action pretty quickly. As soon as the sun appeared roughly over a week ago, I started to panic slightly but realised that the best thing to do is just to throw caution to the wind and try new things out. I must admit that I'm partial to the colder months, purely because if I'm wearing something I'm unsure about, my coat can disguise it somewhat and make everything alright. Summer is typically about showing off a little more and this year I'm attempting to embrace it and not shy away from what I wear.
Jumper, Owl Ring - Urban Outfitters
Trousers - H&M
Flatforms - Vagabond
As much as staple items are the foundation of a wardrobe, I do love to try a trend. It's the fashion equivalent of having a massive slice of chocolate cake after a sensible meal, a guilty pleasure as it were. I know that these printed trousers are going to be everywhere (I first saw them here) since they cost less than a phone bill, but I don't care. I thought that I would be the last person to try any kind of printed trouser when they appeared on my radar during the 2012 resort collections, but lo and behold my mind has been infiltrated and I'm wearing a similar version almost a year later. The contrast with my jumper of the moment reminds me of this image from the Maje lookbook, and although I love a bit of clashing, I never thought I'd take it in this sort of direction. I'm wearing pink for goodness sake! Is it funny how your mind can change after a certain period of time? As much as it makes me freak out slightly that Google Images yields multiple photos of me gurning, It's so useful having a blog and realising the point when your style starts to evolve. The flatforms were finally bought after they went down to half price, but swiftly ditched after the photos for something a bit more comfortable. As much as I love the idea of them, my feet are used to shoes with straps, so walking in them will take a little bit more practice but I'm determined to make them work.
I owe many things to the Internet (mainly wasting time) but the one thing it does is help to manage some of the fashion-related thoughts in my head and make it clearer to see themes. Recently I've noticed that most of the images I've pinned recently seem to feature denim blue and yellow in some way (and to a lesser extent green), so I can clearly see the direction I want my wardrobe to take this season. I just love the difference a pop of yellow can make in an outfit and I want to continue to be bolder with my colour combinations, rather than just playing it safe. I'd be interested to know your thoughts on Summer dressing and the possible anxiety it brings wearing something that really makes you stand out in a sea of black suits. I know I tend to constantly write about what I want to do, but now is the time to put it all into practice!