How are we a third of the way through March already? Someone please explain. I seem to have blinked and missed the whole of Jan and Feb – I’m sure it was Christmas just last week (and the weather clearly didn’t get the March memo either!). But still, since March is supposed to be the turn of spring I thought it was about time I start talking and thinking about transitional dressing because as sad as it is, my wardrobe full of jumpers is not going to see me through all four seasons.
This has come at great timing since it was recently pay day and if that’s not a good enough reason to do a spot of online shopping then I don’t know what is, especially since as spring and summer start creeping in I start to panic about what to wear on a daily basis and subsequently panic buy anything and everything which might fit the bill. I find that my style lends itself very well to dressing in winter, but not so well to anything above 10 degrees since I’m a sucker for a high neck (…and knitwear and layers and boots etc).
One thing that does work for me though, is paring floaty skirts with jumpers and the thinnest tights possible whilst still stopping everyone from noticing my goosebump covered legs.
This is made even better when said skirt is the perfect combination of two of this seasons biggest trends, queue polka dots and frills…
As I write this I’m laying in bed under two fluffy blankets and have two living hot water bottles ~cats~ on top of me to keep me warm, tapping away about spring/summer dressing and mini skirts seems a bit unnatural right now since I can’t remember a time when it was warm enough to get the pins out in anything above the knee (very OTT and a slight exaggeration but you get the gist). Dress for the weather you want, not the weather you have and all that…
Polka dots are also a great alternative to florals come spring if you’re not in to sickly sweet flower patterns and all that… I’m definitely not!
Fashion trends are getting harder and harder to keep up with, I never really know whats in and what’s out I just tend to go by what I see a lot of on the high street. When it comes to skirts first it was those clueless check vibes, and now it seems to be polka dots, both of which I’m a lover of because they are so so easy to wear; the rest of the outfit can be pretty plain and minimal effort and you still end up looking fab and put together. Minimal effort is exactly the vibe I go for most mornings when getting ready so this is perfect for me – I need to start a busy girls guide to dressing because that is what I need in my life.
Also, hats off to PLT for getting this to me next day in all that snow we had a few weeks back, very impressed with that since the rest of the UK seemed to come to a complete stand still. I get so impatient when I order online, I always want it next day or same day I just cannot wait – new clothes excite me way too much, anyone else?
I hope you liked this outfit guys, and enjoyed reading. Let me know what your go to pieces are for transitional dressing to take you from winter to spring, it can be a tough one to get right without freezing or over heating!
Skirt – Pretty Little Thing / Jumper – H&M / Boots – Zara