Wardrobe Refresh


Wardrobe Refresh

I bet that April started with a bang for most of you, with the promise of the long Easter weekend ahead and the few days of lovely warm temperatures we’ve had recently. Today was rather glorious and I spent most of it outside of course, although if I’m honest, I have been in Spring mode in earnest since March and this is something that happens to me every year when all I can think about is change change change and that goes for everything from my closet to my reading list, the flat’s decor and our weekday dinners go-to dishes.

I don’t know about you but where shopping is concerned I tend to squirrel away savings left and right for a few months and go all out once a season where I do a wardrobe refresh with about ten or fifteen staple new pieces. This forces me to truly think about what I need and to plan ahead rather than to greedily grab anything that takes my fancy when I’m popping into shops. This way there’s no buyer’s guilt and no dramatic dips into my bank account.

Wardrobe Refresh - Spring 1

As you can see from these snaps collated on my Pinterest board, I do my research too; and for the unpredictable weather to come in April and May I’m reintroducing open shoes and swapping my heavy coat for lighter ones (colour and material) but I’ll still be covering up with textured leggings and jeans as well as sweaters and scarves. I think the palette of white, greys, beige, dark green and black speaks for itself; I seem to live in casual chic, which conveniently doubles as office wear. Call me lazy if you will, but it makes it much less of a headache to dress in the morning.

Wardrobe Refresh - Spring 2

Below are the items I received this March and that I’ve been wearing non-stop; they’re mostly wardrobe staples but that’s really what I needed because I have a lot of crazy things in my closet and I wanted some versatile pieces to tone them down. Let me know what you think and if you like the following?

Wardrobe Refresh Asos Collage 1

1 // Black Cami (£15)
2 // Denim Jeggings (£28)
3 // White Backpack (£20)
4 // Platform Shoes (£28)
5 // Grey Cardigan (£15)

Wardrobe Refresh Asos Collage 2

1 // Burgundy Coat (£80)
2 // Cuff Bracelet (£8)
3 // Culottes (£35)
4 // Chelsea Boots (£55)
5 // Clutch Bag (£15)

And then of course, something else that happens every Spring is that I cave and go to the hairdresser. This time, rather unexpectedly, I sat down and said “chop it all off”. It’s been a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) and a super easy cut to maintain so far. My friend Ioanna said it was very French, whatever that means!

Hair Refresh Spring

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7 Comments

Jasiminne
April 7, 2015

YESSSSS that hair makes it's online debut! I love it Jesse, you look so fresh and summery, and yes, 'French'! I think that would be the insouciant, effortless chic look the French are so well known for.

Also, I love the print on your mannequin. Did you upholster it yourself? x

Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

Jasiminne
April 7, 2015

...also, I've been eyeing up that very same white backpack! Ah, great minds think alike ;) x

Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

Honey (The Girl Next Shore)
April 7, 2015

I've told you this before and I'll tell you this again. I LOVE THE NEW HAIR. It's so chic and sophisticated, ma copine! x

Jesse
April 7, 2015

Really glad you like the new hair Jasiminne! I didn't upholster it no, just snapped it but I reckon that shouldn't be too hard to do; maybe a good DIY for your blog? You should get the backpack, mine is in black and I love it; I can even fit in my 13 inch Macbook so I recommend it!

Jesse
April 7, 2015

Thank you much for the kind words Honey; I've seen the shoot you did on the blog as well and you look gorgeous, like modelling comes really naturally for you!

Iris
April 7, 2015

Ha, think I recognise that backpack! (said the one who only took it off her shoulders five minutes ago) For a second I thought you bought another one in white :P

Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure
April 8, 2015

Ooh, I adore that burgundy coat - so much desire right now! Off to find your Pinterest, and your hair looks so chic, lady! x

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