The arrival of Spring presents the opportunity for a wardrobe revamp; not a complete overhaul, but rather a few tweaks to refresh your look. While I like to invest in classic pieces that form the basis of my wardrobe, every so often I pick up a few more affordable items that reflect current trends. While searching for some Spring updates on a budget I discovered Yoins, an online brand with a huge selection of purse-friendly pieces.
A lightweight jacket is the first thing I think of when the weather starts to warm up and I no longer need a big winter coat. The floral bomber jacket has been on trend for a while now (and yet I still haven’t bought one!) and there are many different options out there. The white one with pink roses that I’ve featured would look equally fab with a pleated maxi skirt, worn over a dress and with jeans. For an edgier floral look the camo print jacket is a great option, while the pop art bomber jacket would certainly get you noticed! The lightweight biker jacket is a favourite Spring update of mine – I featured the ivory and black one above in my previous post.
For an alternative to the classic white shirt, embroidery is guaranteed to inject some new season cheer. I particularly like the high/low hem on the one below that acknowledges the current trend for tucking your shirt in only at the front. I’d wear it with jeans and a pair of red mules for a casual chic look. I love mixing floral print with stripes, so having both on a shirt is a winning combination for me. Yoins has plenty of options for striped shirts with floral embroidery, but I particularly like this one below.
Olive and khaki are proving to be hugely popular shades this season, despite Greenery being announced as Pantone’s shade of the year. The darker, more muted shades of olive/khaki are certainly easier to wear and flattering for pretty much every skin tone. Adding a floral flourish to a khaki shirt offsets the utilitarian image and brings it bang up to date. Perfect for when you don’t want to wear white or pastel shades. I also picked out the bird print shirt because I love the contrasting striped cuffs and neck tie.
Khaki shirt £21.55, short sleeve shirt £18.23, striped with floral embroidery £18.23, bird print £16.57 | Jackets in top photo: Floral bomber £18.23, camo print jacket £31.52, pop art print bomber £18.23, biker jacket £23.21
Leaf print frill top £18.23, landscape print T-shirt £11.59, face T-shirt £8.26, love heart T-shirt £11.59Floral print maxi dress £18.23, floral print midi skirt £31.52, halterneck dress £21.55, polka dot midi skirt £18.23*
I love a fun, quirky T-shirt to pair with either jeans or a midi skirt (how cute is that face tee?), while the leaf print top is perfect for Spring. The three quarter length sleeves and frill hem are flattering and feminine…as are these dresses and midi skirts. The crossover V-neck of the floral print dress defines the waistline, in contrast to the soft flowing sleeves. I’ve also picked out a halterneck dress because I think this would be perfect for taking on holiday. I had to include these midi skirts because they are so pretty. I have lots of flared midi skirts and love to pair them with a fitted T-shirt and heels for a super chic look that’ll take you anywhere. As I mentioned earlier, stripes and floral print is a great combination, so why not team polka dots with floral print? You could even put a striped top with it for the ultimate pattern mix!
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*Prices correct at time of writing.