Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Time to spring clean your wardrobe!

After the Spring/ Summer '13 Fashion weeks last year, it's safe to say that we all should have seen at least one article in a magazine on the trends that were seen. However, I've put together a list of the top six just to condense them to an easy- peasy shopping list for you!

Ok, so basically I love Asians, I think they're amazing at pretty much everything and not so secretly wish that I was Asian. JUST TO PUT IT OUT THERE. But anyway, there is a definite oriental feel coming from the catwalks and shops even at the moment, I myself bought a blue oriental- style blouse from Topshop last month, so it has slyly been creeping in. Love the trend, I think the patterns really spice up Spring/Summer more than usual. So I've found you a couple of examples below from Topshop that you might like.
Oversize Porcelain Bird Shirt- £40.00
Buy it here  at Topshop
Premium bird embroidered shirt- £65.00
Buy it here at Topshop

Sometimes we all feel like having a lazy day, off from waxing and shaving and just want to wear jeans in Summer! So to give yourself that cheeky little edge to a pair of jeans, crop! Avoid rolling them up, it does not always look as good as you think. But there should be plenty of fab options soon as the Spring/Summer trends hit the stores. Also, cropped tees are back and as long as they're not inappropriately small, they can make the best casual Summer item.
NOTE: The Seamed Ankle Cigarette Jeans by Urban Outfitters below- LOVE.
BDG Seamed Ankle Cigarette Jeans- £50
Buy here at Urban Outfitters
Poppy 'Eye See Everything' Stud Crop Tee-  £10.00
Buy here at Boohoo

White is a trend that reappears EVERY Spring/Summer purely because it is the colour that is most associated with a Summer's evening- for example Daisy in the Great Gatsby in her flowing white gown- to get a bit nerdy. There are UNLIMITED options for this trend, everywhere you go. But I managed to find this absolutely cute, cute, cute dress at New Look for the amazing price of £27.99 so I thought it HAD to be shared. It's sweet and simple, a perfect quick Summer buy.
White (White) White Crochet Lace 3/4 Sleeve Skater Dress | 276460010 | New Look
White crotchet lace 3/4 sleeve skater dress- £27.99
Buy here at New Look
Casual Seam Detail Tee- £32.00
Buy here at Topshop
So, Cara is wearing Moschino which I wouldn't call particularly affordable, but it's Cara and I love her, so it had to be done.
Cara Delevingne - VOGUE
Again to link with the trend of Summer WHITE would be sheer, mesh and chiffon fabrics as I believe we've really had enough of black this Autumn/ Winter and personally I need to get out of the comfort zone of black twenty- four/ seven! So this cute, white sheer blouse would be a good start if you're like me and are seeking a slightly cheeky alternative to the conservative den of your black clothing.
Sparkle & Fade plain long sleeve chiffon shirt- £32.00
Buy here at Urban Outfitters
Leanne Cropped Crotchet Metallic Foil Top- £10
Buy here at Boohoo
Floral- another Summer repeat. I will be scavenging amongst my wardrobe very soon to pull out all the floral gear from previous years, but here's a couple of examples to help if you haven't been the most flowery person in the past and fancy a change.
NOTE:Whilst searching for floral examples I came across this River Island dress and it is ONLY £10 on reduction. One of the best buys I've seen for a long time, so GET SHOPPING?!?!
Black floral print structured dress- £10.00
Buy here at River Island
Floral Pleat Front A-line Skirt- £38.00
Buy here at Topshop
Little White Lies flower child floral print - £85.00
Buy here at Urban Outfitters

Voila! Hope this helps!
Happy shopping, 
Love Emily X


  1. very pretty. most of those things look like summer. i love the cropped trend.

    1. Aw thanks, I think Becky from BEMSA has put an offer in for the cropped trousers too! Love them! Emily X

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    1. Same! It's everywhere now! The Boohoo billboards, if you've seen them, are completely sixties now!
      Emily X

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  4. Oriental and monochrome are going to be big. Bold patterning looks amazing on brown skin, I can't wait!! Great post girls!



    1. Thanks Ali! Yes definitely! Went shopping today and monochrome graphics is everywhere! Thinking I should have emphasised that more!
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      Emily X

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