Spring is the season that gives us a lift, a bounce in our step, nature bursts forth with beautiful blooms, colour, the air is scented and filled with the sound of bees busy buzzing. It's time to freshen up your wardrobe but that doesn't always need to be a totally radical change.
Alice & Astrid's classic cotton Oxford stripe shirt works as the base for the edit, in either fresh blue/white or pink/white. This versatile piece will see you happily from spring to summer, from indoors to out (once we are allowed!) Introduce this seasons trend for natural materials, linens, raffia and warm leather tones into timeless accessories, add statement earrings and top up your wardrobe staples that will work for warm, cool or even rainy days. Take inspiration from nature in the form of naturally beautiful scents which will instantly lift your heart.
The essential wardrobe piece-
Oxford Stripe shirt- styled with, 3/4 length sleeves, Grandpa style collar, button, semi opening front placket, a gentle curved hem with an over sized fit for comfort and ease of wear. Versatile, for night and day. Made to last in England, be treasured and become part of your essential wardrobe. £127.00
Naturally beautiful- I love these Burts Bees lip tints, I have a selection always at hand in by bag for a natural tint of colour These balms provide a sheer lip tint and come in a range of 6 naturally flattering shades which enhance your lips while keeping them nourished and hydrated. It has a smooth texture that adds a sheer, natural shade to dry lips without any shimmer or pearlescence.
Spring Blooms - Miller Harris as always been a favourite ever since we had our boutique in Westbourne Grove, London just around the corner from Miller Harris, I was always popping in there. The discovery set is perfect if are looking for fresh inspiration,if you haven't yet discovered your signature perfume, or if you prefer different scents to reflect each day's aura, the mini fragrance sets are the perfect way to sample their scents each perfume tells a story. £35.00
Natural linen- accessorise with bag by British designer Mimi Berry's new season style the, Dusty, in Ecru. The style for this season and one that will last, the Bucket bag in French linen mix fabric, long leather buckled strap with handy zipped inside pocket finished with Brass fittings. Made in England.£300.00
Raffia headband- keep locks at bay with this super chic Raffia Knotted Headband, from Born in the Sun, finished with a grosgrain lining, a gentle nod to the trend for all things woven, wicker, macrame, raffia and straw, make hay while the sun shines! £40.00
Darling Buds- with a vintage yet modern look these earrings by US designer Kate Spade has captured that spring buzz perfectly when everything bursts to life. The cascading pair features green-painted-enamel leafy branches tipped with rose quartz elegantly carved in the shape of flower buds. £85.00
Classic white denim- throw your Alice & Astrid shirt over these classic style jeans from MiH Jeans. Mimi Farina was the inspiration for this super high-waist, slim jean, an authentic 'rigid' skinny fit with a true vintage vibe. True white denim. £225.00
Spring showers- what ever the weather be prepared with this classic coat from Mackintosh, The Dunoon is a shorter take on Mackintosh’s iconic three-quarter length coat. It's meticulously handmade in Cumbernauld, Scotland, using their signature bonded cotton and artisnal skills that have taken centuries to perfect. Its fully taped seams are water repellent and the wool lining is removable. An investment piece, £950.00
To tie it off- with the brand new Penelope Ankle Tie is an elegant twist on their classic pointed toe design! They are made from beautiful tan leather with a cut-out ankle feature and open sides. Produced in Europe exclusively for French Sole. £140.00
Edit by Astrid Blake