Friday, 11 September 2015

Transitional Treasures

I just can't buy clothes that only work for Summer.

I live in Glasgow, what's the point?

When I'm shopping I like to pick up pieces that work in any season. If I spent all my pennies on clothes that were only meant for blazing sunshine days and scorching beaches I would have nothing left when the weather turned. And lets face it, in Scotland these sunny days are few and far between, even in summer. So I buy bits and bobs that I can see working with bare legs and pretty sandals, as well as fleecy tights and sturdy boots.

The Denim Pinafore

This little gem came from a spur-of-the-moment trip to Topshop. Isn't it pretty and just so sweet?! I wore it for wandering around beautiful towns in Croatia with just a bikini underneath, but it's also a great piece for Autumn and Winter. I want to wear it layered over thin turtle-neck tops and long-sleeves striped bretons (get ready for a lot of these). It makes me feel French and cute and like I should be cycling along tree-lined streets with a baguette in my basket. It will also be perfect with cosy jumpers on top, creating a cute denim skirt.

Winter Florals

This is such a pretty skirt for the Summer. The light blue, daydream-sky colour is gorgeous and the flowers conjure up images of wild meadows, filled with flowers, basking in evening sunshine. However, pop on a simple grey t-shirt, some thick black tight and worn brown brogues - voila - the ideal Autumnal look. Trusty turtle-necks and striped tops work too. The pretty florals will bring some light relief throughout the grey months, when it's only rain and slush that covers the ground.

The Ultimate Go-To Top

You've probably all got some version of this top hanging in your wardrobe. Topshop often do staples and duplicate them in all the colours you could imagine - this little silky cami is one of the latest and it's a star. The delicate straps are perfect for bronzing shoulders on holidays with messy ponytails and denim shorts. And the white and rust colour will look fabby with jeans and big slouchy knitted cardigans. Already I've found them being my go-to top as they are so easy to wear and, lets be honest there going to be year-round outfit staples.

THE Denim Button Skirt

Ok, so you've more than likely seen this skirt everywhere this summer and believe me it's a keeper. Tuck in baggy t-shirts, add summer sandals and a pair of sunglasses and you're all good for lunch in the sun. Buuuuuut, you guessed it, it's perfect for Autumnal weather too. And again, think turtle-necks in any colour and striped tops. Add on a big knit cardigan, a blanket scarf and some ankle boots - hell, even throw on your favourite fedora - and you've got your favourite look sorted.

H&M Basic Beauties
You can always find some gems in the H&M basic range. These dresses are so versatile. They were perfect for throwing on over a bikini for the beach and they also looked lovely in the evening with a light scarf, bright lips and block heels. They'll be perfect with a block-heel boot and tights for the winter too. And call me old, but I just can't be dealing with too-short dresses and the loose skirt on these ones falls to a really respectable stop, so they're just ideal - plus I can even pop on a blazer for the office. The lightweight cotton material is comfortable too - basically they're little gems that you should all run out and buy - I even got two, navy and black (adventurous I know...)

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