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29.02.2016- Spring Style: Change of a Dress

Monday, 29 February 2016

I don't know if it's just the time of the year or the fact that I've had more of an opportunity to window shop over the last few weeks, but there are some seriously swoon-worthy pieces hitting the high street at the moment. As I've been drawing up a spring wardrobe shopping list, I've noticed one style more than any other coming to the fore once more- the dress. Whilst it's a wardrobe staple which I tend to keep on rotation, for spring and summer I'm resolved to make the most of the bounty of beautiful styles adoring all sorts of shop windows- and this little selection has well and truly rocketed to the top of my wishlist:

Red Floral Babydoll Dress, £45, Warehouse/Midi Length Pinafore Dress, £80, Topshop/Floral Midi Dress, £45, Marks and Spencer/Embroidered Collar Swing Dress, £45, Oasis/Roscoe Floral Shirt Dress, £119, Finery London/Floral Dress. £29.99, Zara/Stripe Dress, £25, Monki/Silk Blazer Dress, £125, Cos/Dress with Contrast Neck and Hem, £29.99, Zara

Whilst it doesn't take a lot of encouragement for me to add to my collection of floral favourites, over the last few months I've tended to lean more towards block colours- certainly as far as frocks are concerned. However, for this gorgeous red style from Warehouse, I'll well and truly make an exception. The frill sleeves add a lovely nod to 70s chic, and I think that the print is versatile enough to see you right through until the autumn too. If you're looking for a slice of sunshine to perk up your transitional wardrobe, then search no more- this vibrant yellow design from Topshop is the answer to all of your sartorial prayers. As well as being a wonderful colour, the pinafore style makes it ideal for layering over your favourite blouses too. With something more subtle on the agenda, this midi style from Marks and Spencer ticks all of the right boxes in my book, especially if you're in the market for some special occasion spending.

For a pop of everyday colour, this collar detail dress from Oasis is a real winner, particularly as it lends itself really well to a winter wardrobe too, and is a wonderful investment if you're looking to tap into a 60s inspired aesthetic. Regular readers will know that I'm a huge fan of Finery London- and they've well and truly come up trumps with their new season prints. This painterly floral number has rocketed to the top of my wishlist- and is a great multipurpose investment piece in the making too, don't you think?

With florals well and truly on the brain, this folk inspired style from Zara is a great transitional treasure, and perfect for experimenting with styling. If you're keen to take things back to basics for the coming season, then this striped style from Monki is a must-have, particularly as it's such a bargain buy! This jacket dress from Cos offers the best of both worlds- and, if your wardrobe maths is anything like mine, two options for the price of one. The colour is fantastic too- and another style which would see you through to autumn in extremely chic form. If statement shades are what you're looking for, then this contrasting detail dress from Zara is the one for you- a great, vibrant workwear option for the new season.


Renee Pinafore Dress, £69, Sister Jane/Lace Dress, £79.99, Zara/Jonna Polo Dress, £25, Monki/Light Green Silk Dress, £79, & Other Stories/Folded Wrap Dress, £139, Jigsaw

Sister Jane is another failsafe favourite of mine, and this pinafore style dress has been on my shopping list since I spotted it just before Christmas. I love the easy-to-wear style, and it's another great option for bridging those season to season gaps in any wardrobe. If statement chic is what you're scouting for, then you'd be hard pushed to go wring with this lace design from Zara. Elegant, chic and truly timeless- it will probably come as no surprise that it's one which I'm saving my pennies for! At the opposite end of the statement style spectrum, this characterful dress from Monki- ideal if you're looking for something fun and relaxed. Another statement shade comes in the shape of this glorious green piece from & Other Stories- again, a wonderful hue to snap up for your spring wardrobe. Finally, you can never go wrong with a black dress, and this modern midi design from Jigsaw is a brilliant investment buy in the making- a classic which will never lose its cool.

Have you snapped up any new season dresses?

(Image credit: Warehouse, Topshop, Marks and Spencer, Oasis, Finery London, Zara, Monki, Cos, Sister Jane, & Other Stories and Jigsaw.)

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