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Now Spring has finally sprung I’m shopping for go-to-pieces that can be worked into my existing wardrobe ( mostly jeans with casual tops and a sprinkle of sparkle). UNIQLO at the moment has the right balance of style vs essential pieces that pulls an outfit together. As you know I’m obsessed with denim so when I caught a glimpse of the Womens Ines Selvage Jeans £49.90 in white I knew this would be a pivotal piece of my spring wardrobe. selvage denim is usually expensive because the jean is cut out of one piece of cloth that’s why you get this colourful stitching on the hem, so to turn it up to show the detail!
Personally I love white jeans all year round, especially in Spring. You may have seen a well-known etailers ad campaign (below), of a model wearing a pair of white jeans with a blue and white stripe top, it’s such a simple, versatile and workable look for most budgets.
So with this in mind I have put together a cheats guide for you to obtain that classic, essential feel using the latest UNIQLO Spring Collection.
Lets start with shirting. Denim is trending everywhere and UNIQLO have a great selection of denim shirts to play a round with and team with different shades of denim. I’m loving this pale blue shirt dress (below) which I would belt and wear over the white selvage jeans on a fresh Spring day and then with bare legs when the temperature rises.
Denim Cropped Long Sleeve Shirt £19.90, Denim Long Sleeve Dress £39.99, Ines Chambray Print Long Sleeve Shirt £29.90
The hero piece of the spring UNIQLO wardrobe is the striped long sleeve top, it’s a modern classic and works on it’s own or over/under shirting. Keep the colour palate simple using these three colours, navy, grey and white. This encapsulates your spring wardrobe making it easy to style depending on your mood.
Ines Cotton Striped Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt £14.90, Cotton Cashmere Colour Block Sweater £19.90, Cotton Cashmere Short Sleeve Cropped Sweater £24.90.
I do love a Short Trench Coat , so I chose this navy one as it looks perfect with the UNIQlO selvage jeans. Stripes again are timeless and bang on trend. I like playing with the boldness of the stripes on the two jackets, the thinner stripe being a smarter option for work and the pea coat for the weekend.
Soft Jersey Jacket £39.90, Short Trench Coat £59.90, Sweat Pea Jacket £29.90
My favourite its this floral print quilted jacket, giving a pop of red to our colour palate above. These jackets are so light to wear and can also be folded up to a compact size and popped into your bag.
Floral Ultra Light Down Compact Printed Jacket £39.90, Ultra Light Down Collarless Jacket £39.90
Blu Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket £39.90.
GO TO LOOKS:
With a combination of key pieces from UNIQLO above, I have put together two easy looks with just a quick change of a top which softens the mood from work to bar. This silk tee ( comes in lots of different shades) refreshes this day look into something tactile for the evening.
MIX & MATCH:
It starts with this white selvage jean and goes on with a multitude of different ways to mix and match with just eight key pieces from UNIQLO. How many times can you refresh this outfit? Twelve times comfortably.
STYLE ME UP : UNIQLO ACCESSORIES:
When you’re working to a budget accessories can be your saving grace, as an expensive bag can be cleverly styled with a well thought out outfit, keeping people guessing and admiring your style. Also buying accessories from distant travels puts an eclectic slant on everyday pieces. I always find that belts and scarves really can transform an outfit when belted over a shirt or jacket, showing your attention to detail.
1: Cotton Linen Hat £14.90, 2: White Skinny Mesh Leather Belt £14.90, 3: Lisa Larson Tote Bag £12.90, 4: Womens Ines Selvage Jeans £49.90, 5: Vintage Narrow Leather Belt £14.90, 6: UNISEX SPRZ NY Stole £12.90, 7: Womens socks £4.90
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