Ok, ok, so pastels in spring are not ground breaking, however I am totally into this trend this year. I wouldn’t even say I am usually a pastely person, however the high street is killing it at the minute. I also think when its still grey and cold outside, its trend to lift spirits and get you excited for spring. I mean don’t get me wrong I am still going to be wearing them with my trusty beige, cream, black and navy.
Check out some of my favourite pastel items on the high street;
- Nobody’s Child – lilac jumper
2. Topshop pink satin midi skirt
3. Nasty Gal – pastel green trench coat
4. Topshop – lilac faux fur coat
5. River Island – pastel pink jeans
6. Mango – pink blazer (in the sale!!)
So there is no hiding how obsessed I am with Shein at the minute, I love how this brand is so trend lead, but so affordable. Below I have put together the items that I am loving on Shein at the minute. You will definitely be seeing me in some of these beauties on my blog and on my Instagram very soon.
1. Ruffle pinstripe skirt
2. Gingham playsuit
3. Striped dress
4. Cold shoulder white top
5. Lace up sleeve blouse
6. Red gingham ruffle top
7. Red floral wrap dress
8. Gingham midi skirt
So this blouse is an absolute dream, like seriously, wrap around, cropped, ruffles sleeves, its an absolute beauty. This blouse is from Shein (linked below) and I got it in a size medium, which for a UK size 8/10 is absolutely perfect. Just so you guys are aware, the sizes at Shein do come up slightly smaller than standard UK sizes, so always best to size-up. It is completely wrap around, with a long section that you can tie any way you like. I love this as you can style it differently, depending on how you are feeling that day!
I’ve tied this at the back as I like keeping the front of the blouse quite minimal, and not fussy. The quality is great too, which is amazing as the blouse is only around £20 UK prices that is crazy cheap! I’ve seen this style at a lot more money, at various different online stores, so this version is a complete bargain. I have styled this blouse with my ruffled/flared ribbed ‘mermaid’ (describes them perfectly) trousers from Topshop, which I know are going to be such a spring staple. They are so stretchy and comfy, and literally go with anything!
Finally we have these pink suede beauts from Topshop, I felt this outfit really needed a pop of colour and these mules are perfect. They are actually from Topshop last season, but I know they have released lots of similar styles, so will link down below. Can’t wait to style this blouse in so many different ways, and so excited to buy more items from Shein.
Blouse – Shein
Ruffled Trousers – Topshop
Pink Sandals – Sold Out – Similar – Topshop
I feel like I must work for Zara at the minute! It’s the only place I seem to be shopping, their spring/summer items are just so good! This jacket jumped out at me as soon as I walked into the store. It has the most beautiful embroidery down the sleeves, I have no idea the embroidery is supposed to be, a bird..elephant, who knows, it’s beautiful anyway.
This jacket has everything you could ever want in a jacket, tassels, embellishments, it is not understated or quiet. But who wants understated and quiet, certainly not me, and not in the spring. Spring is time for colours and floral’s and frills (I’m in a VERY positive mood today, can you tell? Lol). Due to everything going on in this jacket, it does of course mean that the rest of the outfit needs to be quieter and definitely more understated. The top is an old favorite from River Island and it really has served me well over the years, to me a black crop top is a wardrobe staple.
The trousers again are a total find and I am in love with them, they are from Zara (of course) and were a mere £12.99! Of course you can kind of see why, there is no zip and they are almost like ribbed legging material, the good thing about is that they are crazy comfortable. I love the frill on the bottom too, spring and summer is all about frills, and I can’t get enough of them.
Jacket – Zara
Black Trousers – Zara
Black Crop Top – Sold Out – Similar River Island
Slingback Shoes – Sold Out – Similar Topshop
Ok so this skirt, I am crazy obsessed, the embroidery, the fit, everything. When I choose this from the Romwe site I was really excited to receive it, but its actually so much nicer in real life. I was really presently surprised to see that the embroidery is on the front and the back, so it is pretty from all angles.
It is important to know that the sizes on Romwe are a lot smaller than the usual small/medium/large sizes. I have this in a medium, which I would say fits like a UK 8, so it’s good to know that when buying from this site. This skirt is definitely in my list of most favourite items at the minute, and I can’t wait to buy from Romwe again.
I’m actually wearing this beaut of a skirt with my boyfriend’s white tee from Cos, it’s in a size medium, and its exactly the look I was going for. My white t-shirt would have looked too fitted, I love an oversized top half with a more fitted skirt. The sandals are from Missguided and I flipping love them, they were a slightly risky purchase for me as I a not always a fan of ankle straps (not normally flattering on bigger legs) however these seem to have the opposite affect and are extremely flattering. Anyway back to the skirt..go buy it, you’ll love it 🙂
Embroidered Skirt – Romwe
White T-Shirt – Cos
Sandals – Missguided
Zara had me at one shoulder and stripes, this dress is just the most perfect throw on dress. Whether you are going for a night out, or whether it is just a day of shopping. It can be dressed up or dressed down, which for me is the sign of a perfect dress. I always struggle with buying pieces that are too dressy, that I know I can’t adapt for daytime. I always try to adopt the 3 ways rule, which is where you only buy something if you can think about wearing it three different ways.
Of course I am going to tell you my three ways!! The first one is of course as above, styled for a night out with heels, my Gucci belt and clutch, the perfect effortless night time look for me. The second way in the day with material tie belt that the dress came with and either my Givenchy or furry black slides and a satchel bag, total different look, same dress!
Final look would be the dress layered over the top of a long sleeved fitted red top, I guess this needs to be seen to be believed! Don’t you worry I will be adding this to my Instagram soon, plus I copied this idea from a gorgeous blogger I have been following for years so I know it looks good….lol.
Dress – Zara
Metallic Sandals – Sold Out – Similar Topshop
Belt – Gucci
I am fully in love with Zara at the minute, I find that when we get to spring this high-street store really comes into its own, so many beautiful affordable items that I just cannot resist. Obviously I love gingham, no surprise, it’s pretty much all I wear!! When I saw this two piece I just had to have it. I love how versatile this type of item is, as it’s so easy to split the items up and wear separately.
I have worn the top half over a white shirt and it looks so cool, I have also worn the skirt in a recent Instagram post, with a fitted high neck lace top. Of course the real show stopper is when you wear them together. Both pieces are really elasticated which makes them so comfy to wear. I have this in a small, it does fit slightly on the bigger size, so don’t worry about buying the size down.
I love the idea of wearing this to a summer party with high heels and a metallic clutch, or to a garden party with furry slides (I love a pair of fluffy slides, don’t get me started on that). Lastly my beaut silver Topshop shoes that I bought in the sale earlier in the year, I love pairing metallic heels with gingham, I think it’s a great contrast. I’ve actually had my eye on the silver ankle boots that are currently available on public desire…..and when I get an idea in my head 🙂
Gingham Two Piece – Zara
Metallic Sandals – Sold Out – Similar Topshop
I genuinely think this pink pinafore is one of my most favourite recent purchases, if not of all time! This maybe due to my very obvious pink obsession that I seem to have at the minute. Honestly though, pink denim, in the form of a pinafore!!! Urban Outfitters have pulled this out of the bag for me! I have this in a size small and it’s perfect, can’t wait to wear it more casual; with a white tee and trainers.
I wore this pinafore in Italy with my white ruffle blouse Zara. I have this in a size small, I found the sizing quite weird in this, it’s fine when you have it on, but it’s not easy getting it on at all, I’ve nearly ripped it on a few occasions! However I cannot tell you how much I have worn this blouse, It especially looks great under pinafores or dungarees. Ironing this is not fun though. Nope not fun at all….
Finally my Topshop silver sandals, unfortunately they are now sold out as I bought them in the sale just after Christmas, at a mere £15! I’ve actually not worn them until now, but they seem to be firmly on my feet at the minute. They are also crazy comfortable which is perfect for a heel.
Pink Denim Pinafore – Urban Outfitters
White Blouse – Sold Out – Similar Zara
Silver Shoes – Sold Out – Similar Topshop