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Two of my favourite spring / summer transitional pieces are a classic bodysuit and maxi (and sometimes) midi skirt. There is something so versatile about owning both for this time of year, as they are each in their own way unique layering pieces. A bodysuit for me is vital for summer, my wardrobe consists of an array of different types, with some suited for 'casual' dressing and others suited for a more 'dressed up' setting. Then the maxi skirt is a piece which for me is an all round seasonal must-have, paired (like today) with a classic bodysuit for spring / summer wear or when its a bit cooler, layered with an oversized knit and teamed with a pair of chunky black boots. They really are two classic wardrobe staples.

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Bodysuit - Shein (link)* | Skirt - Shein (link)* | Boots - Depop (similar) | Bag - Zara (similar)


So I think I found the perfect frilly crop top, which happens to come in the form of this red and frilly Shein number. For me when the weather starts to get a bit warmer and sunny days seem like a constant, I tend to review my wardrobe to see whether there are any gaps which might be missing a couple of key pieces. This is by no means me telling myself to go on a massive shopping spree, but to almost critically review it - especially as my summer holiday trip is around the corner and I know for a fact that temperatures will be well into the late 30s. Within this process depop plays a huge part in this, for both sourcing and selling pieces that we no longer want (f.y.i. I run our depop shop with my sister). This 'review' also is way that I like to form a capsule of both my key seasonal pieces, that already exist in my wardrobe, to help me for those days whenever I'm 'stumped' with what to wear.

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Top - Shein (link)* | Trousers - Topshop (similar) | Bag - Zara (similar) | Hair Clips - eBay (link)
[*item gifted]
In collaboration with Aesthetic Noir

Spring is fully in bloom and blossom trees are out in full force, I am definitely welcoming the sunshine and also that spell of warm weather that we have just experienced over this Easter bank holiday weekend. This weekend saw me style up a couple of new pieces that have entered my wardrobe from a brand that I have recently fallen for. Aesthetic Noir are a Toronto based fashion brand that specialise in alternative, dark, grunge clothing and accessories, aiming to provide high quality pieces but with a little something 'extra' to suit your own personal style needs. The brand stock a wide selection of pieces ranging from shirts, trousers and dresses to outerwear and accessories.

I particular was drawn to this stunning oversized "Sunnyvonne long sleeved blouse" as I love styling a good quality oversized shirt for a 'fuss-free' day-to-day look. Which on this occasion I decided to cinch in the waist by pairing it with Aesthetic Noir's classic "Nylon Tactical Belt". My second look consisted of the classic "black cotton camisole dress" which I am rather obsessed with styling for when the weather is of a 'stabilised warmth'. This dress is made from the softest cotton fabric making it the perfect summer dress, and for when it is a tad cooler I cannot wait to layer it with band tees and cropped jackets.

Look 1; Shirt - Aesthetic Noir (link)* | Trousers - Topshop (similar) | Belt - Aesthetic Noir (link)* | Boots - Urban Outfitters (on sale - similar) | Bag - Zara (similar) | Hair Clips - eBay (link)

Look 2; Dress - Aesthetic Noir (link)* | Boots - Urban Outfitters (on sale - link) | Bag - Zara (similar)


The animal print trend has been around for the past couple of seasons, and despite having a penchant for the ol' leopard print. I have never really ventured out into other exotic animal prints, that is until I came across these snakeskin flared trousers. As well as being one the comfiest pairs of 'extra looking' trousers I own, I have kinda fallen hard for the print. Being such a staple piece, you can simple just pair them with a black roll neck for a complete outfit and you're done! Definitely my type of styling piece to be fair.

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Top - Goodwill (similar) | Trousers - Shein (link)* | Boots - Depop (similar) | Jewellery - (old but some similar pieces here)

(*gifted items)

Check trouser have been long on my wishlist for the past couple of months and despite my wardrobe being one belonging to a part-time goth (with 90% of it black) I wanted to opt for a lighter check print for these particular trousers, especially with it being the month of spring.

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Top - Shein (link)* | Trousers - (link)* | Bag - Zara (similar) | Boots - Depop (similar)

(* gifted items)

The lace bodysuit is a new discovery of mine and is an item which I see myself styling more and more for casual daytime looks (and even nighttime looks). The bodysuit as a whole has been a wardrobe staple, and has seen me through countless spring / summer seasons over the past couple of years. But for some reason (unbeknown to me) I never really ventured out into the 'lace' category - that is until now. They're the type of style which I got to admit adds that extra 'sassy-ness' to an outfit, without being too OTT when paired with a simple pair of high waisted pale wash jeans. With the warmer months on the horizon, this new discovery might be one that I'll be styling up come spring (and when it's not below 10Âșc).

Jacket - Shein (link)* | Bodysuit - PPZ (link)* | Jeans - Topshop (similar) | Boots - Next (similar) | Bag - Primark (similar)

* Gifted items

One of my new favourite styling techniques this season is wearing cardigans buttoned up and tucked into a high waisted skirt or pair of trousers, and even laying said cardigan over the top of a roll-neck for more of a 'classic' look. For me this styling technique stemmed from re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and reliving my childhood - obsessed doesn't even begin to explain it (I was the kid with Buffy Top Trump cards and a Buffy chess set complete with cast member figurines). Anyway Buffy obsession aside, and style notes re-taken the classic cardigan has taken a whole new meaning in my wardrobe, and is definitely an item with endless styling opportunities.

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Cardigan - Shein (link)* | Skirt - Shein (link)* | Boots - Primark (similar) | Bag - Primark (similar)
* Gifted Items