It's been way too hot for tights but I'm in desperate need of a tan and can't quite bring myself to go for skirts and bare legs in March! So I compromised and went for trousers and sandals instead. Keeping the outfit entirely in red and navy and adding a blazer smartens up the look for the office. I don't want to tempt fate, but maybe it's time to dig out the summer clothes from the loft. Now, where's that fake tan…..
Trousers: Oasis, Jacket: Zara, Suede sandals: Hush Puppies, Bag: Elysea, Sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.
Today's outfit had to be simple and non-creasable as I was going straight from the gym to work. This paint splatter effect dress from M&S is perfect for such days as it's light, takes up no room and you can screw it up without it creasing. The necklace looks as though it was made for the dress as the material is so similar, and just adds a bit of texture to the neckline. It's still not quite warm enough for me to ditch the tights, but if the weather forecast's to be believed and the mercury hits 18C at the weekend my legs might just see the light of day for the first time since September!
Dress: M&S, Bag: Ri2K, Boots: Office, Ring: Royal Ring.
Such a gloriously sunny spring day calls for colour! This zingy orange dress is by Fever (bought from Brand Alley). I've colour clashed with a red statement necklace (by Mikey) and red leather satchel by Juno. I made the bracelet myself – the focal point is the three carved bone pieces which I found hidden away at my mum's. This bobby dazzler of a ring adds a contrasting mini pop of colour. Enjoy the sunshine!
I definitely didn't feel in a skirt mood today. It just had to be trousers, and these from Asos are lovely and soft (if a little to eager to crease). The boots (from Office) were such a good colour match for the Zara jumper, all the outfit needed was some bright and shiny jewellery. The necklace is from Wallis, the bracelet from New Look, the chunky stone ring from Royal Ring and the zigzag stack from Matalan.
Sometimes the old ones are the best, and this wrap dress has served me well over the years. Due to its incredible expanding ability I even wore it while pregnant. Red is my favourite colour (as you can probably tell!) so I went the whole hog and wore this pillar box red trench coat (Biba from House of Fraser) over the top. The cobalt blue pashmina scarf adds a contrasting pop of colour and ties in with the navy blue leather bag (by Elysea purchased at Secretsales.com). I've had to keep the footwear sensible due to a running injury, but as soon as it heals I'll be back in high heels!