Time for one of my absolute favourite pre sales – all the online stores are getting crazy with all th sales pre sales pre pre sales! it is becoming a joke..i had access to it last week, but i think most people get access from today if you have an account, it applies automatically at check out apparently..the link below should work if you have previously shopped at matches, but sorry i dont think it works if you haven’t.
click here for MATCHES SALE LINK
I am going to keep this short as no one wants to read – they want to shop!! Matches is obviously a designer site, so it isn’t cheap, but sales are the perfect time to get that investment piece be it a shoe, earrings or time of clothing
Earrings – you all know i love a statement earrings, i know big earrings have been a thing for the last few years, but i have been wearing them since my early 20s – i love them regardless of trends so therefore think the great thing about getting them on sale is they don’t really really date so its a great time to grab a bargin
Favourites in the shoes – there are some amazing shoes this season, I LOVE all the pastels, so so pretty..i have also included some more basic wardrobe staples like a black pointy flat, and Givenchy boots that NEVER go on sale..(i think i may have to get these!) and some Miu Miu shoes that i had last summer that they made again this year.
Favourites in the Clothing – so many lovely things- i always invest in timeless dressses, Brands like Vilshenko, Vita Kin and sometimes if i am IN LOVE an Etro, but they are crazy expensive so i have to love them beyond!! So far there isn’t so much on sale from the clothing that i have to have, i think more will be available in the main sale
If you follow my instagram you will know I am literally waiting for Spring (its practically all I talk about)…but for every little glimpse on sun we get, it seems to be swiftly followed by rain or worse SNOW!! Now I loved it when it snowed the first time (for the first day) but then to be honest I was over it, and now i am simply bored of the cold and am basically waiting for it to feel like Spring / Summer. I really want to be wandering around in flats and boho style loose dresses, feeling more like an “earth mother’ rather than a mother in so many layers I struggle to get my arms around my baby.
Now hands up I admit, I do have the tendancy to get overexcited and switch straight from winter clothes to a summer dress (normally far too early! I am one of those people in my sandals when some people are still wearing thick black tights and boots) so with all this crazy weather I wanted to buy a few new “transitional’ pieces. I wanted something that could work for our somewhat variable “spring”. On my internet search I stumbled on the “Hannah” dress from Reiss, now I have seen “Hannah” dresses before BUT I have never seen one I actually like before, whereas this one was very “me” – I loved the colours, plus it would be perfect on colder days with tights and boots, or with bare legs and sandals in summer – the perfect transitional dress – a total winner right?
Reisshad some really super pieces on their site so I went in store to take a closer look. There were so many gorgous things, but I REALLY REALLY fell in love with the Cherry skirt, I was instantly drawn to the colour as it is that fabulous neutral shade that works with everything and with every skin tone, and it was just so pretty, with its beautiful delicate knife pleats that fan out at the bottom giving a beautiful silhouette. I am a huge fan of midi skirts, i think its such a great length no matter what your height as it can skim high or low on your calf and still look good. I also loved the hint of metallic with the silver waist band, and honestly it was so beautifully made it looked like a crazy expensive designer piece at a fraction of the price, PLUS I knew it was going to be super versatile, it could be dressed up or down and you could team it with a knit on those chilly evenings.
I often get asked ideas on how to style a skirt – and I know over the past few months I showed you a few wintery styling options with tights and jumpers, but this is such A PERFECT skirt that I thought I would show you 5 ways I would style it for a more summery spring look.
STYLED 5 WAYS
Firstly I teamed it with a lovely Reiss grey Maya crew neck jumper, for a more casual look – by the way I have to say I also LOVE this jumper, its super super soft and such a lovely fit, I often find it hard to find great fitting light weight basic jumpers but this ticks all the boxes. I love the skirt styled this way, personally I prefer they jumper tucked in and paired with my pink velvet Rochas flats, but you could even dress this look up with heels and wear it on an evening out.
Next I teamed it with Reiss’s Remy silk front vest, for more of an evening look with heels and my Chanel Perspex bag. The Remy vest is also such a fabulous staple, I love a good basic t-shirt as much as the next person, but its great to have an alternative, and this is just so chic and the colour is divine – I also will be wearing it under a blazer or a chanel jacket dressed down with jeans.
I easily converted this to my third look which is more of a “day” look with the same Remy Vest, just by switching the heels to my Valentino Flats and wearing in with an old chunky cardigan and the bucket bag.
For the 4th look i went with a logo t-shirt, to give it that young modern fresh look, although it would also look gorgeous with a plain t-shirt. I teamed it with heels but equally i think it could look cool with some trainers.
For my last look i dressed it up with my fail safe statement knit and belt, this would be perfect for a glam cool evening out, suitable for right now with this transitional weather. I really love this look, and think i will be wearing it this way for a friends birthday next week.
As you can see I TOTALLY LOVE the Reiss cherry skirt and will be wearing it a lot this spring and summer. Hope you enjoyed this post and it has given you a little inspo for skirt looks this summer. SHOP THE POST BELOW