It’s spring! And with the changing seasons I like to update my wardrobe to adapt to the season. So that’s what this is: a spring/ summer wardrobe update. Plus there were a few things I really needed. Such as comfy jeans to replace my old ones that I had had for 5 years, and t-shirts after I went through my old stack and threw out half because most were white t-shirts and we all know what happens to white t-shirts after a sweaty hot summer… Add in a shopping trip to Primark with my mom a while ago and a belated visit to the new Urban Outfitters store in Amsterdam, and you have a haul sized amount of new fashion bits and bobs. Here’s what I got, from top to bottom!
White tee with palm tree print (H&M)
Baggy plain white knit t-shirt (H&M)
Same shirt different color: baggy sheer stripy top in black/white and white/ see through (H&M)
Same shirt, different style: striped black/ white & black grey baggy cropped t-shirt (H&M)
As I said in my intro I threw out a bunch of tops. Most of my white tees were too old and then I also went through my entire stack and found even more shirts that just weren’t my style anymore or had faded or worse, holes in them. I also wanted to get some more stripy tops. Stripes are super on trend this season and always a good basic to have. So very basic, but very necessary buys. These were all around 10 euros each.
Light pink heart printed short button down shirts (H&M)
This blouse was a bit of a feat to find. As far as I know, this is an H&M store only item, which means you cannot get it online, which is where I usually shop. I initially order H&M stuff online as the stores can be busy and messy. So when I popped into H&M after a physiotherapist appointment and spotted this shirt I thought I’d be able to find it online. No way! Then I went shopping with my mom, after having given up all hope of finding it again, and found it at an H&M on the other side of the country.
Window pane black & white checked shirt with black collar and short sleeves (Primark)
Floral print short sleeved blouse with daisies (Mink Pink via Urban Outfitters)
Apart from basics I usually get at Primark (PJs, tights and the like) I only got one clothing item and that’s this checked shirt. It’s clean and monochrome and I am loving this print at the moment. The Mink Pink shirt was a bit of a splurge. I popped into Urban Outfitters when I was in Amsterdam for a bit a few weeks ago and fell in love. The price tag originally said 59 euros, but upon checking out it was ‘only’ 45. That is still expensive for a shirt, but I loved it so much because the fit is spot on that I couldn’t leave it there.
Sleeveless button down shirts in black & white polka dot and sheer red (H&M)
I love sleeveless blouses for pairing with sweaters and cardigans in spring and fall, but also on their own when the temperature rises. I didn’t have that many and I wanted a fun printed one and a pop of collar.
Black & white textured thin cardigan (H&M)
Black & red textured thin cardigan with pockets (Staring at Stars via Urban Outfitters)
I think I buy one or two cardigans every spring and fall. I have quite the collection by now and I love these thinner ones that are easy to just throw on when things cool down at night. I wore the red & black one non stop this past week and I love it. It’s so comfortable.
Floral print dress in red, pink, peach and yellow with cut out back (Forever 21)
Tropical print black dress with buttoned back with pineapples, purple flowers and palm trees (Forever 21)
Red daisy print dress with v-neck and keyhole back (Forever 21)
Black and white striped skater dress (H&M)
Dresses! A dress junkie like myself would of course stock up on some dresses for the warmer weather. Again stripes, because I don’t have a basic striped dress like this anymore. I used to have one (also from H&M) but it had a horrible chilli stain that I couldn’t get out. Other than that I’m obsessed with floral print dresses. Daisies are my print of choice, followed by tropical and small flowers in bright or pastel colors. The only thing still on my wishlist? An all palm tree print dress.
Black & white window pane trousers (H&M)
Highwaisted denim shorts (H&M)
Pink Joni jeans & grey Jaimie jeans (Topshop)
And I also got some bottoms. I bought the floral version of the H&M trousers last year and love it and so I thought getting it in this fun monochrome print would be a good addition. You can easily dress it up or dress it down which makes it appropriate for almost every occasion. Highwaisted shorts are a must have for me and I didn’t have a super basic pair like these yet. I already posted the Topshop jeans in my favorites on Monday. I got them when Topshop was doing free shipping for London fashion week. I also got the pink type in a deep indigo blue and the grey one in black. These are simply the BEST. JEANS. EVER. I bought a pair of Joni and Jaimie jeans in London in October and I have been obsessed ever since. So when I saw Topshop doing free shipping I decided to stock up and replace my old jeans that I wasn’t wearing because they weren’t as comfy as these ones are.
Leopard print canvas shoe (H&M)
Peep toe tan flats (Primark)
Nike Roshe Run in mint blue & orange (Sneakers)
Bronx burgundy leather oxfords (Peppermint)
Last but not least, SHOES! My other love. Flats and canvas shoes are all I wear during spring/ summer (if it’s not raining anyway). Since last year I’ve made it my duty to make sure I have more sturdy shoes that won’t wreck my feet. The Nike Roshe Run had caught my eye for a while now, but I wasn’t sure. I decided to simply go for it as they are by far the comfiest pair of shoes I own. The burgundy brogues were a bit of an impulse buy, but I love them. They are real leather and as sturdy as Dr. Marten’s but in a fun brogue way. I love brogues and wear my Primark/ Ebay ones all the time. It was time I got a pair of leather ones!
That’s it! Shoplog done. What did you buy to update your wardrobe for spring?