I am ahead of my time! I have been modelling one of the key looks of Spring 2016 since November. Yes I love doing the school run in my pyjamas and now I can call it “fashion, darlings”. Ok, the baggy, ill-fitting pyjamas I have been wearing aren’t quite what we have been seeing on the catwalk, but hey we all have start somewhere. For now I can pretend to be a fashion trendsetter. However, if I really want to be on trend I should be wearing a slinky slip. Think underwear you wear to bed. Yes come Spring we will all be wearing underwear as outerwear. Apparently. Think pale, loose, sexy and slinky. The Kate Moss from the 90’s wearing it with a pair of wellington boots.
Now that is one pyjama look I can’t pull off on the school run. Pretty sure the headteacher would take me aside for a quiet word. So I have focused on the three key looks that I think we can actually wear on the school run.
I know what you are thinking. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Well get that thought out of your head. Gingham is a cool look and can be worn as a dress, coats (as seen in Hobbs) or as trousers and tops. Think cool and relaxed.
This look from Whistles is right on trend. If you are worried about looking like a walking picnic blanket then wear them as separates for a more casual look. The top is versatile and could be worn with jeans or perhaps trousers for a smarter look. Equally, the skirt would look fab with a black roll neck.
Stripes the ultimate in playing safe. Who doesn’t like a stripe? Well me for many years after my Mother told me that one should never wear stripes as they make you look wider. But now i’m older and braver and I love a good stripe because they never go out of fashion. A good breton top should be the staple of any wardrobe. The catwalk had all sorts of stripes, jagged, bright and wavy.
Again, Whistles have a wearable example of the stripe that can be worn on the everyday school run. A breezy looking jumper that looks comfortable to wear.
Looking for a smarter look then look no further than Boden which also has its stripes in vibrant colours. Which ticks another trend off at the same time. This top can be bought from Boden for £69.50.
Don’t think toilet roll doll. That is not a good look on the school run. Think romance. Quality and quantity is key here. I am going for the less is more look.
Marks and Spencers have a brilliant take on this look. The shirt is understated and could also be worn with Jeans. But here they have covered three key looks. The shirt with the ruffles for £29.50, the skirt with its stripes £49.50 and finally the belt in a vibrant colour £8.00. An affordable outfit that is bang on trend and very wearable. I would happily wear this on the school run.
Hopefully, my 3 key looks for Springs means that I won’t get my ruffles in a twist when it comes to the school run. Time to pack those pyjamas away and time to invest in some key pieces for spring.