Spring time bits and bobs that it’s good to have in your wardrobe…

When the weather gets slightly warmer, it’s good to swap your jeans for something lighter in weight. Chinos, cargos and utility trousers are the obvious choices but they’re not always that different in weight. However these Jigsaw cotton tencel chinos (£79) have are lovely and light and drapey. They are great on a long flight or car journey and unlike linen, which is the other obvious choice for summer trousers, you don’t arrive looking like you need a good iron – well at least your trousers don’t. (Tummy and face, in my case, are a different matter.)

This post wasn’t intended to go down this route but now that I’ve looked at the trousers, I think I’ll talk through the rest of the pieces that I’m wearing in this outfit.

There are a few pieces that can truly be worn pretty much any day of the year but a denim shirt really is one of those pieces. It too is made form tencel and this one is from New Look (£17.99). Next also has a good selection.

I’m still loving tassels in a big way and the bead and tassel necklace that I’m wearing is from Topshop (£12.50). Predictably I was attracted by the pink! I’m also wearing a longer one which was gifted to me last year by Marianna Boutique and it’s by ChloBo.

Finally the sunglasses are by Jigsaw (£59). These glasses are quite a statement for me and not something that I would have worn years ago. But I guess that’s the one good thing that comes with age – you gain a little more confidence about some things and worry a little less about others.

And then for shoes? Well espadrilles have taken off in a huge way over the last couple of summers and now they’re available in sequins, such as these Kurt Geiger espadrilles (£95)

And in print, such as these Margarita espadrilles created in partnership with Liberty from Bibico (£49.99)

And in glitter, such as these New Look lace up espadrilles (£9.99) – which also come in stripes.

New Look has a great range of espadrilles – despite their photos not being up to much when it comes to writing a blog – which is irritating but not irritating enough to put me off going to take a closer look at these sparkly ones next week.

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