When I tell you I’m excited it’s spring, I really, really mean it.
I’m so relieved that winter is over and spring has sprung, bringing with it some sunshine (I hope) and lighter evenings in April.
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I’m possibly the palest I’ve ever been, but it’s not just a tan I’m looking forward to getting. The start of April also means doing the yearly swapover, when I put my winter wardrobe into storage and reintroduce summer dresses, shorts, tanks, sandals and every other warm weather item I own.
The sudden change in season always feels a bit daunting, but I’ve been doing my research this year so I’m not caught out.
I’ve been scouring my Insta feed for inspiration and I’ve certainly found it. Some of my favourite influencers have been dropping killer outfits that I’m planning to recreate in April, so I thought I’d share them with you here.
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What to wear in April
I’m obsessed with Clara Holmes. Here, she teams glamorous boots with a casual sweater dress. Genius.
Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Dress, £12.99, Pull & Bear – buy now
Wide Fit Knee High Boots, £40, ASOS – buy now
If you’re worried about feeling cold, wear boots and add a lightweight layer.
Unisex Denim Jacket, £46.90, Uniqlo – buy now
Oversized Midi Shirt Dress, £30, Monki – buy now
Kelcey Knot Belt, £21.17, Lattelier – buy now
UO Bibi Patchwork Knee-High Boots, £98, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Mini Musubi Bag, £850, Acne Studios at Farfetch – buy now
If your style is a touch more colourful, we’re in love with this dress on Nicole and it’s still available!
Knitted Dress, £55, Y.A.S – buy now
Bonny Lime Satin Bag with Twisted Handle, £650, Jimmy Choo – buy now
Smart Chain Heeled Shoes, £38, ASOS – buy now
Rachael Clifton gives us a lesson on chic dressing with this wavy-print Rixo skirt and this season’s must-have sandals.
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Linen Shirt, £43.95, NA-KD – buy now
Kelly Midi Skirt, £195, Rixo – buy now
Caged Sandals, £32.99, Zara – buy now
If the sun shines, this linen co-ord is perfect. Wine optional, but encouraged.
Linen Short Sleeve Resort Shirt, £33.60, Nasty Gal – buy now
Linen Pelmet Skirt, £23.20, Nasty Gal – buy now
Foil Letter Pendant (Gold), £20, Abbott Lyon – buy now
Pack of Clay and Pearl Necklaces, £15.99, Zara – buy now
I’m always cold, so a trench coat is the perfect spring piece. Add boots when it’s chilly, or opt for sandals when the sun shines.
Double Layer Trench Coat, £80, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Stella Nova Loan Mae Light Flowers Dress, £275, Studio B Fashion – buy now
Belmore Boots, £225, Duo – buy now
Kaia Cross-Body Bag, £1,285, Saint Laurent – buy now
Franny’s outfit is simple, but so chic.
Prince Of Wales Check Boyfriend Blazer, £275, ME+EM – buy now
Melanie Plissé-Satin Midi Dress, £275, Anine Bing at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Cylinder Shoulder Bag, £80, The Frankie Shop – buy now
Oversized-Frame Sunglasses, £160, Gigi Studios – buy now
Mules, £28, ASOS – buy now
If you prefer trousers, add a touch of colour to bring it into the new season, like Lucy.
Wool Cotton Half Zip Jumper, £89, Arket – buy now
Taiki Straight Leg Green Jeans, £40, Monki – buy now
Chunky Chelsea Suede Boots, £72, & Other Stories – buy now