April Hotlist

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Spring is now well and truly upon us and I for one find it impossible to know what to wear. Even though the sun is out it’s just not quite warm enough for bare legs but then its too warm for tights. Oh the worries of us fashion victims! I’ve devised a little list to help you get through this month. The key wardrobe item, that will help you get dressed on any morning, is a pair of distressed jeans. They will keep your legs relatively covered yet allow you to embrace the sun. This versatility will be your saving grace this April.

Lipstick in Ohh La la, £8, Topshop.com
This coral shade is the only colour to be seen in this spring. Sweep it on in the daytime to update a simple shirt and jeans look or wear at night to bring colour to an all black ensemble. Warning: if you are extremely pale (like me) I would suggest applying a brush more bronzer to accompany the lipstick.

Shirt, £28, Topshop.com
This oversized, striped shirt is the perfect easy piece to throw on over jeans or tuck into a skirt. The update of contrasting arms and body make it different from the traditional white shirt. Keep for summer to use as a beach cover-up; the best kind of dual function.

Bag, £65, andotherstories.com
I have to say that &Other Stories is fast becoming one of my favorite brands. Although it is slightly more expensive than the rest of the high street, it really does make the best basics and always with a slight twist. This leather shoulder bag could not be better for going hands free by day but then it can be clutched at night for a more glam look.

Nail Varnish in Elizabeth Street, £11, nailsinc.com
Sometimes keeping up appearances is boring and tedious. For those days when you want to look good but just can’t be bothered to try, this nail varnish is the perfect solution. In a simple, pale pink colour it can instantly make you look effortlessly polished.

Bracelet, £55, Moxham @ whistles.co.uk
Now we all know Whistles makes fantastic clothes but I bet you didn’t know it also stocks incredible jewellery by various designers. This bracelet by Moxham is one of my favourites because it is both hard-core and delicate at the same time.

Sandals, £28, office.co.uk
If you’re looking for a great transitional pair of shoes, look no further than these plain and simple sandals. On their own some may call them dull but combine them with a printed pair of jeans and suddenly you have a springtime look good enough to strut the high street in.

Boyfriend jeans, £42, gap.com
Now I know what you’re thinking, Boyfriend jeans in white, how can they possibly be flattering? Well they actually are. The distressed nature of these Gap beauties adds an element of ‘bad ass’ to the jeans. Wear rolled up with trainers for a casual look that is also achingly cool.

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