Trying not to spend throughout January has meant I’ve done a hell of a lot of ‘window’ shopping and creating wishlist upon wishlist upon wishlist. I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to avoid shopping, that’s when I tend to find loads of things I love, so I’ve been keeping my favourite items saved ready for payday (which has finally come!). So now that February is here, I’m looking forward to treating myself to a few things in preparation for spring/summer.
One area of my wardrobe that I’ve been desperately needing to invest in is my work wardrobe – I find I end up wearing the same things day in day out, and I’ve really just wanted some nice bits that I can wear year-round that aren’t boring or too office-y. I’m not really one for wearing work trousers, so I’ve found a few really nice dresses, and skirts that I can mix up a bit and will add a bit of life to my work wardrobe. The good things about these is that I can layer them up in Winter with a nice jumper of cardigan, or can wear them on their own for Summer. They’re also the sort of pieces that will aren’t too ‘on trend’, so won’t go out of date too quickly. I’ll probably be purchasing all of these items to give my wardrobe a bit of oomph, but I’m not planning on doing much more than buy the odd item or two over the next few months. I feel like it’s better to spend a bit of money on pieces that will last you for a while, instead of cheaper items that you buy more often.
1. Blue boyfriend coat, £56 – River Island; 2. Print shirt dress, £48 – Warehouse; 3. Cream box handbag, £29.99 – H&M; 4. Rose floral dress, £48 – Warehouse; 5. Black loafers, £14.99 – H&M; 6. Blue woven skirt, £14.99 – H&M; 7. Gold drop necklace, £14 – Warehouse; 8. Monochrome floral shirt dress, £48 – River Island.
Now for the other part of my wardrobe. Because I work from home for two days a week, I love being able to buy really nice, casual pieces that I wouldn’t be able to wear in an office environment. To me, this means lots of jeans, stripe tops, and cute jewellery that would be a bit much for my office job. Some of these pieces would be okay for an office, but I like to keep my wardrobe quite divided so that weekend outfits and working-from-home outfits are kept separate from my office-outfits. I’m loving that the weather is starting to (albeit slowly) become warmer, and I’ve found some lovely jackets and lighter coats that I can’t wait to add to my wardrobe. The fur collar coat below is quite literally my favourite piece of the season. I’m so in love with it. I also love the pink leather jacket – it’ll make a really cute difference to my black one that I practically live in.
1. Pastel pink leather jacket, £60 – River Island; 2. Gold Cuff bracelet, £8 – River Island; 3. Patent pink loafers, £19.99 – New Look; 4. Fur collar coat, £37.50 – River Island; 5. Leather tassle bag, £19.99 – H&M; 6. Stripe Tshirt, £22 – Warehouse; 7. Tartan scarf, £22 – River Island.
What’s your favourite piece from my picks? And who else is ready for spring to get here already?!