Winter to Spring is one of the weirdest transitional times of the year. To say the least, it’s pretty tricky to dress for such unpredictable weather. One day it’s hailing in Manchester, the next it’s sunny enough to go without tights. Who would have thought it? And so today I’m not only bringing you my Winter to Spring Lookbook on YouTube which some outfits I’ve found to work for all eventualities, but also providing you with some tips for recreating your look at home, inspired by the new collections over at Forever Unique.
Camel coats are all the rage right now and although I do love a good wrap coat, sometimes I like to try and stand out from the crowd a little. I love this take on the camel coat trend for that very reason; the structured monochrome panels down the side help to give it shape and an added bit of extra interest. I tend to keep the rest of my outfit pretty black and white when I wear this in order to compliment the monochrome panels and help the camel shades stand out.
Oh, more camel you say? This suedette camel coloured skirt has seen me through from last Autumn and is becoming the perfect transitional item. I’m even looking forward to wearing this in summer with no tights! The buttons down the front of the skirt draw attention to the a-line shape of the skirt to really help flatter those (like me!) with wider hips. There’s tons of skirts out there like this, but as I don’t expect this to still be as fashionable next year, I picked up a cheap version.
Right, right – there’s a lot of camel, I know! This camel coat is more reminiscent of the ones that have been on the runway at Fashion Week for the past few seasons, but instead of going for the designer Burberry version, this one was super affordable from a cheaper high street shop. It’s material is very light so perfect for a Spring day when short sleeves just won’t cut it. I love styling it with tailored trousers like this; I’ve been experimenting with silhouettes recently and I think these layered shapes might be the way forward this Spring and Summer 2016.
I can’t lie – I don’t usually look this glamorous when walking the dog! Sonny is my favourite ‘accessory’ in this outfit, but I have to admit my wrap around grey coat is almost as cuddly as him! It cinches you in at the waist to give you an hourglass shape, but it actually has a modest fleece lining meaning you can extra snuggly without anyone ever knowing! Paired with neutral tones of nude and navy, these Spring colours help to bring out the sunshine on a colder day.
It might be sunny but I’m still not ready to give up my winter coats. Luckily this red coat from Little Mistress is bright enough to continue wearing into the new season. Red is one of my favourite colours and this shape is just so classic that it’s ideal to pair with all-black-everythannng for a striking colour pop. My Spring adjustment is to pair this outfit with a pair of strappy stiletto heels instead of ankle boots, giving a sneak peak to your skin before summer!
Finally, this last outfit is all about the floral print. By switching it up and having floral trousers instead of a floral top or dress, it allows you to pop on a light weight jumper or roll neck on your top half to get you through the colder days. I picked up these black and white capped trousers from Matalan as I thought the monochrome take on the classic floral print gave it a modern twist, plus the ankle grazer length makes it easy to go from heels to sandals in Spring.
Hopefully my outfits will give you some inspiration for dressing for this in-betweeny weather! Whilst it’s still not warm enough to forego a coat, it’s the perfect time to wear your lighter ones and experiment with some different prints. I’m personally loving a lot of camel colours right now – could you tell? If my Lookbook has tickled your fancy, feel free to have a look at Forever Unique for more Spring and Summer 2016 new collections.