Isn’t it great when you find a piece of clothing that you love, that you can wear in multiple ways, particularly when it looks different when dressed up or down. Versatile and also very cute…
I previously wrote a post about sustainable shopping and how I’m trying to shop a little more consciously and although I’m cutting down on clothes shopping, a girl still has to have some new threads on occasions AMIRITE?
Seasonal dressing disorder
Does anyone else get used to dressing for a certain season and when the weather changes it’s like wtf, how does this work, what is that weird yellow ball of heat in the sky? The transition from Winter to Spring is always the trickiest for me because I feel like I’m no longer wearing the chunky knit, I am the chunky knit. I am a walking jumper.
I’m going to say it, I’m getting sick of wearing jumpers, yes it was all fun and games unpacking them all as Autumn arrived, but now, in April I am so ready to say toodaloo to my knitted companions.
As the weather puts itself on shuffle and we begin to see the sun making guest appearances, it’s tempting to hit the shops in search of an entire new Spring Summer wardrobe. I say it’s tempting – this has been me every single year since I memorised my pin number.
Spring Summer staples
This year I’m focusing on quality over quantity and finding key pieces of clothing that can be worn again and remixed in various different ways.
Luckily for me I’ve found my first spring summer staple which has already graced my Instagram grid and today I’m sharing it with you guys… Say hello to the linen shirt.
I swear nothing says warmer weather to me more than a bit of linen and as it’s a light casual material, you can get away without ironing it too much. Which is a total godsend for a lazy queen like moi. The shirt shown in these photos is the GANT Linen Chambray Stripe Shirt in blue, in a size 10. Normally I’m an 8 but I sized up so I could layer up or down depending on the weather.
I like the fact that this shirt can be worn with something smart for the office, or with a casual skirt and trainers for a weekend brunch. It can even be knotted with a pair of jeans and teamed with wedges for date night. The options are endless! I debuted Instagram TV this week with a video showing a few ways to style the shirt – from day to night, with accessories if you wanted to take a peek and/or giggle at my awkward face.
Quality over quantity
I hadn’t previously shopped at GANT as I’d been lured in by cheaper brands (the shirt shown in the pics comes in at £95). Clearing out my wardrobe a few months back I was faced with lots of clothing, most of which was from various fast fashion brands, which wasn’t great quality and had only been worn once or twice.
With a classic linen shirt you know where you stand – think of the classic linen shirt as a long term boyfriend who compliments you, looks after you and makes you feel special. That Boohoo bodysuit? Well that’s a bit more like the boy that doesn’t text back. Oh it’s all fun and games on that first date but then fast forward a week, he hasn’t called you back, the trust is broken, and you’re back on Tinder/ASOS getting thumb cramp…
If you’re feeling ready to treat yourself to a spring staple or two that will have your back (literally) you can use my code HANNAH15 for 15% off everything at GANT (make sure you tag me in your purchases though – just so I can have a nosey).
What are your Spring Summer staples for 2019? Let me know in the comments below xo
*The shirt shown in this post was gifted, but all opinions are my own