My fashion wishlist
What to want now
Not sure where to start when you hit the shops? Trying to plan your outfits for May week? Here are my recommendations as to what to want NOW.
Times are tough and as you read this I am probably stuck in a library somewhere in a last ditch attempt to try and actually learn something. Since much time in the library equals much time procrastinating, I have built up a pretty solid fashion wishlist following many hours online window (or on-screen) shopping. Here is what I will be purchasing when I am free to hit the shops when my exams are over, or already have despite my draining finances…
Fix up, look sharp
I love a trouser suit and there is no reason why you cannot at least wear the blazer part of one on the daily. Tailoring has always been a major crush of mine and there is no reason why it needs to break the bank as you can buy gorgeous versions from both Topshop and Zara for affordable prices.
I also think that they would be a great alternative option for those trying to avoid the classic maxi dress for May balls.
Head to toe hues
Coloured items; they’re everywhere. But don’t consign yourself to a ‘pretty top’, invest in all forms of colour so that you can rock this trend and go for full-body colour. Fashion is supposed to be fun!
Check it out
Gingham is everywhere at the moment. Just type it into the Topshop search bar and you get 88 results. Here are some of my favourite examples:
Jumpsuits are everywhere at the moment and I love them SO much. They always make you look like you have made a fashion-conscious effort but really it’s just simple. One item will be all you have to choose in the morning. What could be simpler? Plus they are suitable for all occasions.
Why do sequins have to be confined to the night? Even Vogue has ratified the metallic trend. There is officially nothing wrong with dressing a little ‘extra’ (at least that’s what I tell myself).
Pink is THE colour to be seen in this season, so why not make your wardrobe a little rose-tinted? This may sound scary to some of you and I can totally relate as I flat out refused to wear this shade for about 10 years. But times have changed and rather than pink making me feel childish, I now think it is a pretty bold statement. Bring back pink.
The cold shoulder
… and cold heels
Mules are the shoes to be seen in this Summer and I am unfortunately lacking a pair so these are very near the top of my wishlist.
Dolce & Gabbana (<3) are famous for their beautiful hair adornments, so why not say it with flowers and adorn your hair with some pretty blossoms. Brands like ‘Crown and Glory’ make some gorgeous fake ones, or why not buy a £4 bunch from Sainsbury’s and use the real deal? Plus it is a perfect way to accessorise your May Ball look.
Whatever the fit you’re into, get it in white. It instantly makes your outfit looks Summery whilst still being easy to style as it is a neutral. But just be careful not to drop anything on yourself (much easier said than done, of course). Ah well, there’s nothing wrong with living life on the edge.
Make sure the background is white and you can’t go wrong. Pretty, seasonal and a little bit more fun than block colour. What’s not to love?
Wear the MAXImum
I love a maxi skirt. There is nothing wrong with wanting to dress like a princess sometimes and this is the perfect way to do it.
I sincerely hope that these ideas do not contribute to any bankruptcies other than my own.