Janey’s Style File: Spring Blues

The weather is definitely getting lighter, but with the constant changes in conditions, spring dressing can be tricky.

spring blue fashion

I always advise layering and keeping it fairly simple – now is when great accessories are a godsend.  Blue is a perfect, fresh choice for the season too.  Keep it light and team with nude and textures like suede for a slightly tougher edge.

Nothing is easier to wear than an oversized man’s shirt.  The ruffled sleeves on this Poplin shirt from Valentino, £755 make it a great option to lay over a lighter vest.

Spring is very much the season of the Breton Stripe.  Wearing a round neck sweater, like this Whistles choice, £40 over your shirt can look really cute – leave the sleeves long with the buttons undone and pair with lots of chunky silver bangles.

Footwear can be particularly problematic – wet weather ruins lighter fabrics but the time for big chunky soles is definitely done.  I can’t help but fall for these super-pretty Aspiga blue leather ballet pumps, £90. They’re heavy enough to cope with a little rain and should see you through until summer.

I love these wide-legged Darci Cady trousers from Stella McCartney, £495.  There’s a slightly mannish, forties vibe to them that works really well in the mid-season – glam up with sequins for night or pare back with a simple straight-necked top in the day.

Finally the bag – a leather cross body with a chunky texture is the perfect anti-dote the to relentless flowers and butterfly designs many think women want the second the weather improves.  This one is from Matches, £480.

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