GOD, how I love the colour green.
What a crazy few weeks it has been. I am just recently back from a trip to Iceland with the bestie and let me tell you, what an experience it was. Not only did we see some of the most beautiful sights, we also woke up to the largest snow fall since 1937…but my good old trusty, Topshop silver booties did the job. Fashion is still practical people, pair them with a pair of thermals and you are good to go. I would 100% most definitely recommend a visit to Reykjavik because it was truly incredible (just watch out for the £££ cocktails).
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so done with heavy knits, oversized coats, the suffocation from woolly scarves and having to constantly take my gloves off everytime I want to look at my phone. I am desperately seeking for a good spring clean and a refresh of the old wardrobe. Obviously, we have key pieces that can be reused for S/S (click here for ideas) but sometimes a new purchase needs to be made to update and revitalize your wardrobe to get you ready for spring.
So anyway, I think it’s time to talk about this look…
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed that recently I have been spamming my feed with the colour green. Green has always been one of my fave colours and it is a fabulous contrast with my red hair but I have never owned much clothing in the colour. And since today is St Patrick’s Day…why not go all out, ay?
I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but this look is so effortless and carefree, fab for one of those outfits you wear everytime you’re late meeting the girls and have a mind blank about what to wear…This is your ‘late gal’ outfit.
Detailed sleeves are the IT thing this season and if you haven’t already got some, I suggest you buy and thank me later. They are up there in my top 10 heavenly things (along with a knee length metallic silver coat…5 words I never thought I would say BUT I have high hopes – contact if found). Detailed sleeves can be anything from a trumpet sleeve, a cutout detailed sleeve or contrasting fabrics on the sleeve to a ruched sleeve like the one I have styled.
This one is from Warehouse and I haven’t had it off my back since I purchased it last week. You can wear it with the sleeves down or you can pull the string to create this super ruched effect. A versatile piece I’d say – from everyday office vibes to drinks with the girls on a Friday night with only a simple tug on the string. Warehouse isn’t usually somewhere I shop but they have been killing it recently with their detailing and I am a girl who loves some detail. For example, these trousers from Topshop have won a space in my wardrobe because of this rose gold ring zip. Super flattering on as they are high waisted and the detail from the zip draws your eye up to the smallest part of my body – my waist (clever, right?).
And these shoes? As you all know by now, I love metallics and when I spotted these beauties, they lay happily in my bag within minutes. Very handy if you forgot your hand held mirror to apply your lippy…the heel was obviously designed for that.
If you’re thinking, “where did she get that bag??” Designer/my friend April Hay has her own collection of amazing accessories and stationery. I absolutely love her designs!! They were inspired by agate crystals and no 2 are the same, emphasised by a mirror repeat to create this really cool textile – I styled this velvet clutch with my greens to create extra depth to my outfit. The colours work so well and it creates a nice contrast with the stripes!
And if you’re then thinking, “Where can I purchase this bag??” – Happy to help! (click here)
So I can now step into spring with some fresh new pieces and I’m feeling good. And lets face it, who doesn’t love a vibrant colour for the grand entree a la spring?
Lots of love, Erin xxx