Enough with winter clothes! The weather may be switching from winter to spring and back to winter with infernal speed, but it has reached that point in the year when all the dark colours and heavy fabrics just feel WRONG.
Having said that, I find it nearly impossible to wean myself off wintry neutral shades like navy, black, brown and grey, which is why you see me in spring pieces which are, yes, mostly grey.
I am wearing a skinny blazer by Theory, over a nude-pink vest top by Zara and silky, carrot-top trousers by Banana Republic. The strappy, cage shoes are my latest buy from Kurt Geiger, purchased – naturally – through SoSensational. Best surprise, when I clicked through from SoSensational to the Kurt Geiger site to buy, the price had gone down from £90-odd to £59… The chunky necklace is vintage H&M, and the animal print bangle (about the ONLY animal print I can wear that doesn’t make me look like Bet lynch) is from Greenwich Market.
I was a bit wary of those trousers when I first acquired them (they were a gift from Banana Republic at their Spring/Summer 11 press show). I tried them on and couldn’t figure how they would work, but they are a really great shape – slightly gathered, with enough fabric for rolling up, and no nappy crotch.
Cyndy is wearing her latest purchase in animal print. (As we have previously observed, Cyndy really has a thing for animal print – and can do it without looking like Bet Lynch). This time, her animal print is a very 70s, sheer shirt from Zara, with a tobacco brown camisole, also from Zara, French Connection jeans, tan cowboy boots from LK Bennett and plaited belt from River Island. The gold earrings and bangles are vintage – i.e. part of her stash of fabulous costume jewellery acquired over many years of clever collecting.
Have you gone over to spring yet? If so, tell us about your latest purchases.
PS Cyndy has often wondered why this pair of jeans get slightly uncomfortable after wear for a few hours. Today, she realised that the zip fly was made for a man!