When springtime hits, I want to ask it where it has been all my life. There’s nothing nicer than when the days start to become a bit longer, when drinking white wine or gin and tonic in the sun of an afternoon feels like a luxury, and when you pull out your denim cut-offs to reveal your lily white pins for the first time… okay, so maybe not that last one. But the rest – a thousand times yes.
In terms of fashion, spring is a time for florals, colour and fun. I know it’s not original, but it is undeniably true. Florals, bright colours, pastel nails, lightweight scarves and a messy topknot are all spring essentials in my book. There’s one caveat though – toughen it up a little. Add a tough cuff, some edgy black leather sandals, black kohl eyeliner, black sunglasses bigger than your head, or classic Ray Ban Wayfarers. Don’t be all sugar without any spice. Or Jack with no play. Bring on a little bit of the unexpected to maintain that mystique you so carefully cultivated in winter. Below is my list of 10 spring essentials:
- Seed nail varnish in ‘Sky’
- Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Tutti Frutti’ (the melon-y, coral-y lip butter of dreams) (available at your nearest Priceline)
- Witchery Jezabel sandals in taupe
- Country Road coloured denim – I’m particularly partial to a bright pink!
- Sportsgirl lightweight scarves – too many to choose from, but my current favourite is the ‘New Lace Print’ in blue and white.
- Hair donut for the perfect bun (available from Price Attack). Not sure how to use it? Stay tuned.
- Ray Ban Wayfarers– again, so many to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with classic black or tortoise shell!
- White slim line Converse. ‘Nuff said.
- Mimco Molten Envelope Clutch in yellow. If this one is a bit out of your price range, try Portmans or Asos for many, many yellow clutches.
- Esther floral printed blazer – If you happen to live in Sydney or Melbourne (lucky ducks) Zara also has many to choose from, including a very similar print. If you happen to live in Canberra – rumours abound that Zara is going into the Canberra Centre where Trenery/Diana Ferrari used to be. We shall wait and see…
Think outside the box for spring! (And get yo’self some of the above, stat!)