Wednesday, 9 February 2011


As February has begun with a few bleak rays of sunshine, it is finally time to update your wardrobe with key pieces for the season to come. With the high street awash with items inspired by key trends from seventies brights to romantic, ballet inspired looks it is the perfect time to update your wardrobe. With the added advantage that the majority of us have recently been paid, now is the ideal opportunity update your wardrobe with the perfect item to take you through to spring and beat those winter blues (I am surely not the only one who is sick of warmer clothes). Here is a small selection of beautiful items that are currently available on the high street (and soon to feature in my wardrobe, a girl can dream).

Whistles Lucky Horse Blouse (£85)

For Spring/Summer 2011 Whistles has continued to produce individual, beautifully made pieces that will slot into any wardrobe easily.This silk wonder, embossed with a leaping horse print, is a truly beautiful blouse that will last for seasons. The dancing ponies add a fresh twist to the classic white shirt creating an item that will go with everything and brighten up any outfit.

Asos Dahlia Heart Print Chiffon Dress (£62)

This dreamy chiffon dress printed with hearts seems particularly apt with Valentines Day just around the corner. The embossed gold buttons, cuffed sleeves, super flattering skater cut and adorable black ribbon to nip in the waist ensure this is the most feminine, adorable dress I have seen in a while. Furthermore it can easily be paired with tights until the weather becomes warmer.

American Apparel Chiffon Double Layered Full Length Skirt (£52)

Last summer’s love for all things maxi looks set to continue and American Apparel’s full length skirt is perfect for channeling this season’s relaxed, seventies vibe. This elegant skirt which comes in a variety of shades from camel to ballerina pink (perfect for this seasons romance trend), is particularly perfect for now in navy as it will bring fresh life to your winter knits.

Topshop Yellow Sunspot Print Shorts (£32)

A key piece from Topshop’s seventies inspired ‘Graduation’ collection, these sunshine shaded shorts are sure to brighten up a bleak February day. The shocking mustard shade is perfect to channel the decade of the moment and for those who are brave enough - it can be clashed with a contrasting print as seen at Jil Sander.

TBA Organza Ballerina Print Dress (£150)

The highlight of TBA’s romantic spring collection was this pale silk dress embossed with ballerinas and swans, which looks like it has stepped right out of a fairytale. The combination of nude and lemon silk, sheer panel detailing and the dreamlike print has created a dress truly fit for a princess.

As the new collections continue to drift into stores, the opportunities to update our wardrobes for spring are (unfortunately for the bank balance) plentiful. This season I will be channeling a romantic, seventies flower girl. However, the high street offers a number of alternatives to ensure everyone will be individual for SS11.

Harriet Tisdall

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