I can definitely confirm that the weekend is well and truly on its way. But as for the sunshine here in the UK?
That one I’m not prepared to speculate on right now.
However, when it returns, and it will (said with a steely glare towards a still steely grey sky), we all need to be summer wardrobe ready right?
Okay…I should probably add a caveat to that. It might not be the only mostly monochrome summer high street edit you’ll ever need but it sure is a good start!
Even yours truly is happy to deviate from the monochrome path and work in a little colour when it comes to the warmer months. Generally in the form of an accessory. And oh boy do I have some summer accessories for you!
The High Street appears to be killing it this year when it comes to those extra summer touches that bring in the #MakeYouSmileStyle factor.
So it’s time to officially cast off the winter gloom and ramp up the fun factor…
It occurs to me that as a mostly monochromatic human being, obsessing over blush and nude tones is a little out of character.
Nonetheless, this is what I’ve been doing lately. And with good reason.
It’s not just the cherry blossom that’s everywhere right now or the Moscow Mules recently purchased from Dune. Or the pale pink beach huts I see most days on our walks.
The two colours you see above are a sneak preview of the shades I’m incorporating into the new look Online Stylist blog over the coming weeks…
In a batch of SS17 trends that includes pink, yellow, print and er…bralettes apparently, I’ve managed to find three that I love. In white. And don’t worry – the bralette isn’t one of them.
First up is the white shirt but not as we know it. Deconstructed is one of those terms I thought was only reserved for cheesecake attempts on Masterchef but apparently you can do it to a shirt too. And I love it.
I was calling it the elevated white shirt (my own hashtag favouritism) and for me, the more unusual detail it has the better. I think I’m predisposed as they tie in nicely with my ongoing statement sleeve obsession…
I don’t know about you but around this time in winter, I really start looking forward to spring. As in just can’t wait any longer, need to get my ankles out, want to feel the sun’s warmth again looking forward.
And the shops know exactly how to tap into that with their tempting new in pre-spring drops. Teasing us with the promise of new clothes that can be worn without coats, ankle boots with bare legs and fine light layers of cashmere.
Because you need cashmere whatever the weather!