Wednesday 21 March 2012

Wardrobe makeover & how to wear spring pastels and florals

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 campbell
To 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:asos
 This 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:asos
 I 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 shop
This 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 campbell
 I 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.

 If 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!



Laura. said...

great advice! I think I want the floral trousers from h&m.... after seeing your post I'm gonna get them.

Unknown said...

these looks are amazing. got me excited for summer!

charlotte said...

Everything you wear is so lovely, and you're beautiful! Xx

LydiaJaneHann said...

I love all these outfits, especially the first one. That skirt is gorgeous! x

Unknown said...

Really great looks! I love those floral trousers, I've been looking to get a little more daring with trousers!

Drea @ Drea's Junkyard said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post, I couldn't decide which outfit was my favorite, they were all so NICE!!! Your Awesome :)

StylePupil Ellie said...

You should be a model!!
You look gorgeous in all of these outfits x

Style Crescent said...

This is such a good post love it! U have a great selection of clopthes to bring you into spring/summer! :)
p.s you look awsome in all these outfits, you have an amazing figure!


Katrina said...

You look too great in pastels!!!!

xoxo -

Soph. said...

THIS IS SUCH A GOOD POST!! Thankyou I love ur ideas.


Claudia Kitten said...

I really need to switch my wardrobe over! I love your looks.
Claudia xxx

georgia.x said...

ahhh i these nike libertys, there like the loves of my life! you look great in all of these!

Jessica Roseanne Latchman said...

I have exactly the same clothing situation going on,summer clothes on one rail and boring practical clothes on another boo :( LOVE this post,especially the maxi skirt,can't wait for summer! x

Ruby-May said...

You look amazing in these photo's! I Love all the ways you've styled pastels especially the floral asos dress and the asos maxi skirt :) Plus you've motivated me to sort out my wardrobe,xx

Jen said...

O! So much amazing floral pieces, you make it pretty hard for me to deem which look I heart the most - they are very well out together outfits.

J x

fox hunter said...

love this post, your blog, your clothes and the outfits you made!
xx from germany

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with your style.

Nesha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the floral clothing. Great finds! Also im loving the hair. You look gorg! :)

Dawniepants said...

I love all your jeffrey campbell's they're so fabulous! Loving that floral maxi skirt!


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TruthBeTold said...

I love your Florals doll!!

Unknown said...

I love the floral maxi skirt! And your JC's are amazinggg!!

Katie x

GREEDS said...

That skirt in the first look is TO DIE FOR!

AVY said...

Fantastic, love the first and last dress and the floral pants!


Madii said...

oooh i love your lilac jeans!

Unknown said...

those floral trousers are amazing x

Unknown said...

YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So amazing gurl.
I love your Studded Litas and the other JCs I forget the name of. Also love the nike Blazers, they're my boyfriend's fave sneaker so I'm thinking of getting some so we can match!
SNAP- I got the H&M trews too.
Loving your tumblr now btw.

Stay cool




Unknown said...

bsolutely in love with your spring style..wish i wasnt so colour shy!

Unknown said...

I actually love all the looks! Fricking super cool. Love your style! xx

Megan said...

Loving all of these outfits, especially the dress! It's not too short, its perfect, and would look really well for summer!

Toni said...

This is a really great post! I love the outfit with the orange blouse, looks so chic! xx

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