Imagery by Hana Dallimore Photography

One of my favourite things about the recent lockdown has been having the opportunity to really sort through my wardrobe, find my style again and fill in gaps properly as opposed to buying items aimlessly not knowing what I really need. The Spring styles available this year have been incredible and my personal style exactly. I adore the pastel shades flooding the online stores, beautiful floral patterns, flouncy skirts and sleeves, not to mention gorgeous accessories. The colour palettes are so feminine, and I have loved filling my wardrobe with new life, colour and textures. 

That being said, a big lesson I have learnt is that as much as these styles are beautiful, they are definitely not made for every single body shape, nor season colour palette. I have seen so many items and then tried them, only to be disappointed with how they look, which is a battle I have 365 days a year. Although, I am very much into adapting fashion and making it work for me, so this season I have worked harder than usual to force these trends to work on me. H&M has been my biggest go to this year. In my opinion, they are miles ahead with their Spring line compared to other high street stores and I cannot fault them for their quality and movement towards being a more sustainable fashion brand. 

Again, because of my hourglass figure, the second part of my outfit to make it work for me is a chunky heel, whether it be wedges or a block heeled sandal. This added height and length to my legs is crucial to make the dress work for me as with flats they can look a little frumpy. My favourite place for good summer sandals and wedges has to include Dune, New Look and my latest love is Castaner, an incredible espadrille company who make sustainable espadrilles and wedges. 

In terms of accessories and jewellery, I think the minimalist look is the trend of 2020, with dainty earrings, necklaces and bracelets taking a stand and further promoting the dainty feminine look that this dress is offering. I collected a few gorgeous jewellery pieces last year with this ethos in mind, as I fell in love with so many lovely items from Mint Velvet and even an incredible selection from Asos. I am all about reasonably priced jewellery as what I like changes frequently and you can get some truly beautiful pieces nowadays for a better price point. So, in essence, the flouncy frilly dresses are in and I am loving it. 

What is your favourite trend of Spring 2020? 

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Dress – H&M

Belt – Gucci

Bag – Last Year (similar)

Shoes – New Look