|Cherry blossoms below my apartment.|
Spring has finally sprung here and I've been turning my wardrobe upside down trying to put together outfits suitable for the suddenly warm weather. Of course, even though I have more than enough clothing, somehow I feel like I have nothing to wear, it's all old! I'm sure you've all stood and looked at your wardrobe and thought that at least once or twice right?!
If you saw the room that has become my walk-in closet you'd know I really don't need to go out and start buying a whole new spring wardrobe though. I decided to go out and pick up just a couple of new items to try and shake the idea of doing just that. The aim being to re-invigorate what I already have instead. Sometimes I find that just by getting a few new things I suddenly have so many more options incorporating older clothes.
Since Zara always has a habit of sucking my bank balance dry and is 20-30% more expensive here in Korea (talk about adding insult to injury!), I made a pact with myself not to go near it. Instead I headed to H&M and Forever 21, both much more wallet friendly. Turns out there's a fair amount of stuff I liked in there too...surprise, surprise!! I managed to exercise a little restraint though, a pretty amazing feat for me!
Here's the items I decided could re-invigorate my wardrobe for spring:
|Cream Dipped High Low Hem Dress - F21. This is my favourite buy, I'm sure it'll become my 'go to' summer dress. |
It'll work for evening or dressed down with sandals and tan accessories for a summer day.
|Black Short Flared Skirt - H&M. A basic staple that'll work with so many tops and jackets, again day or night.|
Big floppy hat - Forever 21. These babies add glamour and style to just about any outfit.
|Purple and Blue Floral Skirt - H&M. Bright, summery and a very cute option for day with sandals or dressed up with some wedges for a summer evening out.|
|Accessories can absolutely make or break any outfit so of course I had to pick up a few new options.|
Turquoise Headband, spiked bracelet and gold bangles - F21. Long tassled necklace - H&M.
These few additions have really helped to refresh my wardrobe and the way I'm looking at it. I feel like I can combine the new items with older pieces to make lots of brand new outfits now!
Sadly though, I've fallen out with my new hair colour, although I quite liked it at first, the colour seems to have changed a bit (the contrast seems too strong I think) and I'm really not keen anymore. Actually I'm sort of close to hating it but my hair's not in the best condition to re-colour it so it might have to stay as long as I can stand it. Until it goes you can expect a lot of outfit photos that look like this....
|Blazer - Zara. White Watch - DKNY. Long Crochet Vest - H&M, the last of my wardrobe re-vamp items. For now at least :)|
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!