No readers, we’re definitely not talking golfing fashion today, but the humble T-shirt.
A few weeks back, when I wrote this post, I purchased the tee that I picked out and I kid you not, I haven’t had it off. That has something to do with the fact that it’s great quality for the price in a heavy jersey, so it’s perfect for cooler summer days, but the shape is great, the arms are cut at just the right length and I love the foiled tiger motif.
I love jersey tops and when I’m not going somewhere or am running around doing errands, you’re most likely to find me in a striped tee and skinny or boyfriend jeans. The problem was that stripes, unless paired with heels or a mega accessory like a chunky necklace can look very ‘weekend’ and I realised I needed an alternative for more stylish but equally comfortable days. Choosing a tee with a bit of sparkle, and eye catching design, or colour seems to be the perfect solution and I’m determined to branch out and add to my collection. No stripes allowed. (Note the sneaky addition of the hologram stripes above – fail!)
So this is my round up of favourites – Do you rely on t-shirts or are you tempted to give them a try?
One of the hardest things about this time of year is trying to dress appropriately. I always find myself desperate to try new trends and don spring-like shades, but when the weather is unpredictable there’s nothing worse than being caught in a hailstorm wearing pastels with drenched feet in impractical ballet flats.
Nonetheless, I have figured out a few ways to keep me happy by buying a few key items that merge seamlessly with my winter staples but blend into spring. Here are my must-haves and tips to wear them now and later.
It’s no coincidence the majority of these picks are from GAP, they play a blinder every spring with brights and stripes – perfect for your spring wardrobe and the price is always right with sales and spring discounts. I also used navy as my key basic neutral as I have tons of it, but you can switch for your preferred neutral, just make sure to adjust the colours you choose too.
Jumper, jeans, tee and scarf, all GAP // Bertie Aztec ballet flat. // Gold Brogues, ALDO
My key spring wardrobe update is a pair of coloured skinny jeans. I chose coral (this pair is rather fabulously named ‘neon flamingo’,) because it’s pretty and bright and works really well with winter neutrals. Team it with a grey or navy winter woolly now and a breton striped tee later.
Everybody needs stripes in their spring wardrobe, but they’re often of the t-shirt variety and when there’s a nip in the air they might not be sufficient to keep you warm. If the budget stretches buy a tee and look out for a knit too. Wear a tee under your parka while it’s cold and switch for your jumper as it warms up a little. You can layer this one up now with your regular jeans (I bought the coral stripe to wear with my usual dark wash jeans, but the navy works brilliantly with these coral skinnies,) and later on the beach with a pair of denim cut off shorts.
Pick up a bright scarf or belt. The best investment you can make, you can wear a scarf in new season colours or prints with everything from a big coat now that you’re tired of your winter scarf, right through to layered with a light jacket or vest in warmer weather. Choose brights or tribal and ikat inspired patterns to stay on trend.
Lastly, pick out some fun shoes. I snapped up these gold brogues (in the Aldo sale now) for when it’s colder and I want to keep my toes covered up, and also a pair of pointed suede effect ballet flats in the Dorothy Perkins mid-season sale with 30% off for a smarter look on warmer days and work.
Have you picked up any transitional pieces yet this spring?