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Styling up the mini tote bag for a whizz round the supermarket is as exciting as it gets at the minute. In normal times, I’d be organising holiday outfits around it or using it day to day while meeting friends for lunch but that simply isn’t possible right now. It’s a piece I know I’ll get use of when the restrictions ease slightly with the larger version likely proving more practical for picnics in the park or day trips which I can’t wait for. I’m keeping everything crossed for decent weather this Spring/Summer to enable us to get out and about after a dark and grim winter.
As we start to get a hint of the arrival of Spring with slightly milder temperatures and brighter and increasingly longer days, I’m starting to think about the shift in my wardrobe. I’ve been living in chunky knits and oversized cardigans for the last few months and it’s nice to have the option of wearing less layers or at least thinner ones for now. I picked up this ribbed knitted top with beautiful frill detail at the waist and on the sleeves. At only £12.99 it’s a versatile option to add to my ever expanding ‘Capsule Wardrobe’. I’m getting better at selecting pieces with longevity which seamlessly blend in with my existing wardrobe. It’s a conscious curation of pieces which can be mixed and matched to create many different outfits. My neutral jeans are very much in the same category and the stone shade is ideal as it isn’t too warm (yellow toned) or too cool (blue toned) which makes them really easy to style.
The print on the bag adds some detail to the outfit without overwhelming. The fabric blends well with the neutral tones and the delicate and fine drawing design is sympathetic. The bag is certainly the focal piece and the understated outfit helps to keep the attention in the right place.
Are you excited for Spring styling?