February, as the shortest month of the year, can often be overlooked when it comes to updating your wardrobe. But, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching and Fashion Week not far behind, there’s plenty of reasons to awaken your springtime wardrobe.
By February, we’re usually ready to shred those layers we gained over the winter. Long gone are the days are thick knitwear, oversized scarves and heavy knit dresses. Although they served us well, it’s time to pave the way to brighter horizons. This month look to tea dresses, pastel tones, and animal print to make the transition into the early spring months.
And whilst we’d love to start the season with a fresh new look, we can’t turn a blind eye to the sartorial pressure from the pandemic (and infamous British weather) dragging us down the dark road to *even more* loungewear. But, it’s not time to hang up your onesies or joggers — or at least, not just yet. Adding a few pieces here and there to boost the moral of your wardrobe is our sole guidance for February.
Ahead, 10 key pieces that will bring your pre-spring collection to life.
Floral dresses for spring? Ground-breaking. It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen florals at the forefront of our wish lists, so it’s easy to forget the mood-boosting flower power this feminine print has.
In the case of our Mela dress, it’s no one-hit wonder. Our designers have styled this relaxed piece with a versatile floral — one that can be worn throughout the year. So, if you feel the urge to ask the burning question, ‘But, where would I wear it?’ We would simply reply, ‘Everywhere!’
To make this day dress more appealing to those still emerging from the December slumber, our stylists have paired it with a longline knit that still upholds the warmth of a winter knit. It’s refreshed however, with a modish mustard palette that’s apt — no, perfect — for the new season.
It’s never too early to start integrating spring’s pastel colours into your wardrobe. A tone that has been everywhere this year, from Instagram to the online catwalks, is pink. Blame it on the dreary weather that’s left us thirsty for a vibrant refreshment.
Jumpers — like with many of winter must-haves —transcend the seasons like no other piece. But, one thing that allows them to be so versatile is their contrast in bulkiness. This bobble jumper is cleverly crafted with a soft, light gauge, so it’s the ideal knit for layering.
Instantly add a statement look to your daily walks with this Crombie coat. It combats the cold with it’s warm interior and lends a smart touch with it’s button front and plush lapel. And did we mention it has a pretty patterned lining?
The arrival of February compels us to look for nifty ways to update our wardrobe, without making any sudden changes. The best way to do this? Selecting key looks with a fancy feature that don’t detract from the piece itself. Look to frills, ditsy prints and retro cuts.
And our lace jumper does just that. It’s covered in a supple knit that can do both cool and cold weather and is updated with a luxurious lace trim around the neckline. It’s simply a bonus that it comes in a flattering oversized shape.
Comfortable dresses have become all the more popular over the past few months. Take this green knitted dress as the perfect example. It’s designed with all the key features you’d expect, like the long sleeves and button front, but it’s updated with a tie around the waist in-keeping with the changing seasons.
Fresh animal print
Animal print has become a fashion sensation over the past year and February will be no different. From small and sophisticated leopard print to the loud and proud zebra stripes, there’s been no shortage of this multitalented print.
Look to this wrap dress that has everything animal print has to offer. It’s stylish in shape and playful in print but is also in-keeping with the understated requirement that spring imposes.
What’s so charming about animal print — other than its timeless vivacity —is its experimental charm, making it perfect to pair with any and every colour. For spring, try a monochrome look and pair with your leopard print dresses with a matching tone. Our ruffle jumper provides the perfect inspiration.
If you want to feel like you’re wearing something regal, the foil print will be your best friend this season. A one-season-wear this pattern is not. In fact, it’s the beginning of what’s to come for 2021. Worn solo or used to enhance your weekend wardrobe, there’s not much this sparkly detail can’t do.
Nervous about trying something new? Turn to this wrap top that’s coated in glorious metallic accents. It’s framed by a tie waist, long sleeves, and a flattering wear-me-now bodice.
From toning down to toning up, this wrap dress is a piece you’ll want to buy now and save for later. Our designers have kept the classic crossover bodice, paired it with a flippy hemline and added ruffles for an eye-catching finish. We hope one day it will have it’s time to shine…
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