10 January 2012

On the Spring Wishlist...

I'm currently compiling my high street wishlist for Spring, which involves casting my mind back to last year and the SS12 catwalks, picking out the trends which spoke to me, and finding their equivalent in the stores I usually frequent. Fun, right?!

This year I'm looking for one key piece to represent a trend, rather than rush buying a ton of cheap dresses and accessories from H&M as I usually do, partly because I have very much found my 'uniform' and know what works for me (see my post on this here), but also because I'm trying to live by the mantra that it's better to buy one perfect thing than a dozen alright things. Or something like that. 

Luckily, with this season's trends, buying just one statement piece is surprisingly easy, and the majority of them will actually fit with my existing wardrobe. So, this is what I'll be buying, why I'm buying it and what I'll be wearing it with...

1. The Pink Trouser


J Crew SS12

I haven't decided what way to go with the pink trouser yet, but it will either be in skinny denim form (far more wearable) from ASOS, or peg leg style from Whistles. Either way, I'll be tucking in a plain blouse or vest and simply letting the colour stand out.  

2. The Peplum


Jason Wu SS12

Yes, more pink! I won't be wearing a pink peplum, however, as I think it would take serious confidence (not to mention killer hips) to pull this off. Given that I'm of wider hips and less confidence, I'll be going for a black peplum dress, like this from New Look, which I'm hoping will add arsenal to my usually safe evening look (plus there's more than a nod to AW11 Stella about it, too). I'm also tempted to try the peplum for day, in the form of a top, like this one from ASOS (although in all honesty I'd prefer this top in black too, teaming it with classic skinnies for work). 

3. Metallics


Giles SS12

Much like the pink trouser and the peplum, I find myself thinking 'do I have the balls for this'? I think yes. Whilst I couldn't pull off a dress (as stunning as it is) like this Giles one, I'm thinking a simple metallic skirt or shift dress (thanks Topshop!) will do the trick, keeping it simple with black opaques.

I'm sure there are a load more trends I'll be wanting to get involved with, but in all honesty I've got plenty of white/florals/sheer pieces and whatever other trend you can think of hanging about in the back of my wardrobe. Bring on the warmer weather so we can finally dig them all out, eh? 

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