Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have switched up my wardrobe and swapped wintery dark colours and thick knits for summery pastels, florals and sheer shirts. My bedroom is tiny so I have clothes all over the place. In my hallway I have two wardrobes, one where I keep my "party/dressy clothes" and another, my "ugly" wardrobe, just for boring stuff/clothes I don't wear much or have worn too much. I have another rail in my room which I LOVE switching up every season to give my outfits a bit of variety. I hate wearing statement pieces more than once so by doing this I also force myself to pull out old clothes from my "ugly" wardrobe to be sure I actually wear them!
Here's my rail before... very dark with the occasional bit of colour...
And after! All bright and summery :)
So whilst doing this I was inspired to put together a few outfits for my "how to wear" feature. Pastels and florals are two of my favourite trends this season. Instead of showing you how I would dress one particular item, I'm going to show you how i'd style a whole trend, with 6 different looks I put together :)
Look 1: Floral maxi skirt
SKIRT:asos CROP TOP:topshop CARDIGAN:charity shop SHOES:jeffrey campbellTo me this outfit just screams Spring. The maxi skirt and cardigan still give you coverage if it gets a bit chilly, but the slit in the skirt and crop top reveal the perfect amount of flesh. It could also be dressed up with heels and a cobalt blue blazer, or down with loafers and a cardi.
Look 2: Pastel jeans
JEANS:charity shop CARDIGAN:charity shop SHIRT:h&m SHOES:asosThis outfit is just a simple one that could easily be thrown on for any casual occasion. The jeans are a bit ill fitting on me so I doubt I will be wearing them any time soon, but I liked how they match perfectly with this knitted cardi. Again this is perfect for a chilly summer day!
Look 3: Floral shorts
SHORTS:jumble sale CROP TOP:topshop SHOES:asosI got these cute little shorts from a jumble sale ages ago for about 20p, but have only just discovered them now! I love that they are really high waisted. This outfit is perfffect for a hot day, the shoes could be swapped for a pair of sandals too.
Look 4: Floral skater dress
DRESS:charity shop SHOES:asos CARDIGAN:charity shopThis is another bargain item, I found this ASOS floral skater dress in a charity shop on the sale rail for £1. It is a little short on me so would have to be worn with shorts underneath, but would be perfect for a holiday over a bikini. Again with the knitted cardi, the thing I love about pastels is you can mix and match so many pieces as pastel colours all look so cute together!
Look 5: Smart floral trousers
SHIRT:charity shop TROUSERS:h&m SHOES:jeffrey campbellI bought these trousers with intentions on wearing them this Saturday to a meal/boxing evening thing with my boyf's family. I had no idea what top to pair with them but came across this shirt in my wardrobe today, which I found in a charity shop for £3.50! So I think that's my outfit sorted! I love that these trousers can be dressed up or down, and they were only £12.99.
SHIRT:h&mIf the bright orange is a bit too much colour for you, a simple dusty pink shirt like this also looks cute with these statement trousers.
Look 6: Floral maxi dress
DRESS:bootsale(h&m) SHOES:liberty for nike
I got this beautiful H&M dress from a car boot sale a couple of years ago. It's such good quality silky fabric and a gorgeous print so was such a steal, it probably cost me about £1. I paired them with my Nike Liberty trainers for a Lily Allen inspired look ;) It could be worn with sandals too for a more elegant holiday look.
That is all, hope I inspired you to rummage through your wardrobe for all your pastely floraly pretty girly clothes!