This time of year usually sends me into a bit of a style rut. The weather is (relatively) warm one day, then freezing and raining the next. High street stores are having huge sales that involve a mix of last year's summer collections and this years winter ones. Wearing a jumper as my only top layer will either make me hot and sweaty or returning home at lunch time to grab my coat and scarf . Its safe to say that the months of March and April can be difficult ones to get dressed for.
However, this year I am feeling inspired by my wardrobe and the clothes I'm seeing in shops. I am fairly certain that this is because this year's winter has gone on forever and it was snowing up until the end of March, so any signs that I can wear even just one less layer are making me excited. Days are becoming sunnier and nights are becoming lighter (and whenever it rains I just shut my blinds and live in ignorance). The indicators of summer that are slowly arising are making me so excited, which seems to be reflecting onto how I'm feeling about the clothes I'm wearing. I think starting my blog and styling up and photographing outfits is also definitely contributing with this burst of inspiration.
This was an outfit I wore in Edinburgh at the end of March. My legs definitely felt the cold and I got some strange looks from tourists who were obviously from hotter climates than that of the Scottish one and were wrapped up in scarves, gloves and hats. But wearing a skirt without tights was my way of bidding the warmer weather to come along, and assuring myself that winter surely can't last forever. It seemed to work because the sun stayed out for the entire day and I actually felt like I needed to wear my sunglasses- what a novelty!
The pairing of this oversized jumper with a midi skirt was inspired by an outfit I saw a girl wearing on the campus of my University (although she was braving bare legs back in February!!) that I'd wanted to recreate for a while. This pastel pink jumper from ASOS has got me through the last months of winter. It's the perfect piece for a lazy day at home but also looks really great styled for day-to-day life too; I particularly like styling it with a pair of blue straight leg jeans for a more relaxed look.
The navy midi skirt was an absolute steal from the Miss Selfridge sale a few months back (I think it cost about £7) and I have been waiting to wear it ever since picking it up. I love the straight long-line style of the skirt, jumper and jacket together as I think it creates a really relaxed vibe and offsets the *unusual* decision to go bare-legged in March.
Heres to more sunny days and further opportunities to get my legs out- I'm counting on the UK's expected heatwave next week!
Jacket: Pull & Bear (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Zara (sold out, similar here)