Now that it is officially Spring, I'm welcoming the new season in by adding some little touches to update the key pieces in my wardrobe. Following the mood of my last post, my focus is on those details that add retro elegance, hints of vintage and metallic sparkle.
Beginning with lingerie, vintage inspired silk and lace always give a feeling of elegant luxury. Now is the time to ditch the opaque tights but it's too early for tanned bare legs, so I'm opting for the glamour of sheer, shiny black tights and stockings. Vintage earrings add a twist to basic street style and red nail polish is always a chic finishing touch. Tightening my belt in these uncertain times will not feel austere when the belt is sparkling gold and the shimmer of metallic toecaps will give a lift to my basic pieces.
Above: Silky black Brazilian knickers trimmed with cream lace;
Black silk and lace shorts (from Rosie for Autograph collection);
Both from Marks and Spencer.
Above: Black Semi Shiny 20 Denier Tights (2 Pack) from H&M
Above: Statement Stud Earrings - brown and smokey toned gems in a petal design -
Above: Statement Stud Earrings from Accessorize;
Floral printed box (perfect for vintage style jewellery)
and tissue paper, used as a background,
Above: CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Red (546),
from the COCO CODES Spring 2017 Collection
Above: Glittery Gold Belt from H&M
Above: Tan suede-look slingbacks with shiny, metallic, gold toe caps, from H&M
So what's next on the list? I shall be looking around at the sheer, flowery pieces that are coming into the shops and thinking about new trainers and athleisure pieces for summer.