Nat’s Spring Summer 13 Wish List

Last month I went to the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer fashion show at the Saatchi gallery with a friend. She’d been to the event last year and said it was a good evening, so when we got the email about this event we got tickets. The tickets were around £20 each. There was free flowing bubbly and some canapes floating around, but the way the poor catering staff were being ambushed every time they came out with a fresh tray you’d think the people at the event had been starved for a week! We also got a goody bag which had some nice bits in it, but in comparison to last year’s event’s goody bag, most of the budget must have gone on the venue hire.

 

The atmosphere was really nice and there was a buzz in the gallery as the show started. The pieces that were shown in the show were all very high end designer, but there were a few trends that I picked up on that have given me some inspiration for what to go for to up date my Spring/Summer wardrobe for this year.

 

Wish list:

 

White. The first lot of models that came out were all in white outfits that ranged from maxi dresses, to skirts and jackets, to trouser suits. I’m absolutely loving white and nude tones at the moment whether it be in fashion or home decor.

 

Three piece trouser suit from the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection.

 

Bright/Neon Colours. The brights and neon trend has been around since last year and I’m loving it. My favourite thing at the moment is neutral make up with a bright lip. So this summer I’m planning on adding pops of colour to neutral outfits. I love this trend because it can be done without breaking the bank, by just buying accessories or shoes, or a bright nail varnish.

 

Crystal pendant necklace by & Other Stories

 

Maxi. I’m not the tallest, so it doesn’t always suit me, but I’ve always adored the maxi trend. This year I’ve noticed a lot more pieces in light, floaty fabrics which I think is a lot more flattering on shorter people. At the Harvey Nic’s show they had a couple of pleated maxi pieces which I really liked.

 

Pleated maxi dress from missguided.co.uk

 

Lace. I love lace because worn properly I think it can look really elegant and classic. But choose the wrong undergarment and it can look oh so wrong! So if you go for this trend invest in some good undergarments that you’d be proud for people to catch a glimpse of. I’ll definitely be investing in a couple more lace bits for this Summer.

 

Electric blue lace dress from MANGO

 

The sun’s out and so are my legs

Finally the sun has decided to come out and tease us for a bit. Thought I’d take the opportunity and wear my new pleated skirt I bought from a charity shop in Windsor; £3.50. I love a bit of St. Michael (old school Marks and Spencers)! As someone at work said, it’s on trend, which is an added bonus. The fact that it’s high waisted with the floral print makes it perfect for summer. Having said that, the colours are handy for winter as well, providing me with yet another work appropriate skirt suited for all seasons. Yessss! The waist is elasticated which isn’t so sightly but that’s what a thick waist belt is for. Mine is a brown leather plaited one from a carboot sale in the Isle of Wight for £1! Breaking the bank here aren’t I?! My vest top is from Gap and my short black jacket is from Primark. My sandals are Topshop .

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many options for pleated skirts on the high street at the moment but there’s one that catches both of my eyes – the Petite Printed Skirt from Topshop. The pastel print is so yum, I can imagine it looking swell with a white tie-up shirt or any sort of plain cotton top as the skirt is the main character which doesn’t need upstaging. I just f-ing love pastels.

 

Petite Print Pleated Skirt, £32

 

Other plain coloured pleated skirts would probably be a better investment as you can mix them up a bit more and they will carry through to the winter. Pleated skirts are such a good buy as they automatically look smart, especially if it’s in chiffon. So they can be dressed up or down accordingly. I love how Taylor Swift’s outfit is simple yet effective. The bright red lips make it pop. I love a red lip I do.

 

Image sourced from http://taylorswift.com/