Ahh the good old changeable UK weather. Transitional pieces have a whole new meaning when one day you have to go out wearing a scarf and woolly hat and the next day you are rocking bare legs and a linen dress!
But that definitely seems to be the way Spring goes here in the UK so we make the best of it and soak up those gorgeous sunny rays when they deign to appear and hunker down indoors when the rain lashes down.
One of my favourite pieces at the moment are my dungarees. I am late to the game on these, I know, but I picked up some light wash denim dungarees from Tesco a couple of weeks ago and I am loving how versatile they are. I’ve often struggled with jumpsuits and dungarees, being the wrong shape for them. As a physiotherapist once helpfully told me, my legs are ‘abnormally long’ for the size of my torso. So I often find that they are either short in the leg and uncomfortable or to get the length I need they are huge on the body.
For whatever reason, these seem to work though and I have worn them at every opportunity, finding them good for mild days and chillier ones alike. I’ve been keeping it casual and wearing a variety of tees underneath.
I was also able to bring back this gorgeous yellow, floral dress over the Easter weekend when the weather turned out to be absolutely stunning. I bought it for our trip to Guernsey last year but it struck me as the ideal choice for our family Easter celebrations. It was from Primark and I usually team it with lacy socks and white trainers.
Last year was probably the first time I ventured properly back into dresses; now that the kids are older and I don’t find myself having to crouch down to their level, or get on my hands and knees to play whilst we are out and about as much; it’s meant I’m able to be a bit more versatile with my outfit choices. I mean, I’m still a skinny jean and t-shirt girl at heart (I’m heartily determined to ignore the fact that skinny are no longer on trend) but it is nice to change it up every now and then with something a little prettier.
For the cooler days, can you believe I’ve actually been able to wear knits still? I feel like that is the ideal demonstration of how ridiculous the weather here can be! This rainbow stripe knit is from Matalan and I picked it up in the sale. I took a gamble that the colder weather wasn’t quite done with us yet and it paid off. On our recent trip to the Lake District I basically lived in it!
And on the total opposite end of the spectrum, I also managed to squeeze in an opportunity to wear this blue midi sun dress with pineapple pattern and buttons down the front. I think my absolute favourite part of this dress is that it has pockets. I honestly love any dress which features pockets! Shame you can’t quite fit a book in there but still…