Anyone else getting fed up with this never-ending winter? It’s the end of March next week and there still isn’t any sign of spring! But the lack of spring weather hasn’t stopped me thinking about my spring wardrobe. The transition seasons are my favourite to plan for. Not only do I get to bring all my old favourites out of storage I get to treat myself to a couple of new pieces. So when People Tree asked me to pick out my favourite pieces for the season ahead I jumped at the chance.
People Tree has become my go-to shop whenever I’m looking to add something new to my wardrobe. With People Tree, I’m confident everything has been made ethically and sustainably from high-quality materials such as organic cotton and Tencel. Everything I own from them is good quality and I know they’ll be in my wardrobe for years to come. People Tree don’t follow trends but that doesn’t mean everything isn’t stylish. They just get better and better each season. Their spring collection is practically perfect. I would be one happy lady if everything appeared in my wardrobe.
Whilst the maximalist in me could have happily picked 20+ pieces the minimalist in me won and I went for 3 versatile pieces. I wanted pieces which would fit into my current wardrobe and be practical for a Scottish spring. Which unfortunately doesn’t involve endless sunny days. It’s more likely to feature lots of rain and cold days.
My first pick is this super cute Peter Jensen Bee sweatshirt. Made from100% organic cotton by Assisi Garments. Assisi Garments is a social enterprise in India. Skilled artisans create beautiful handmade garments from fairtrade and organic cotton. The cute little bee on the front adds just enough interest to keep it fun whilst remaining a versatile piece. I’m wearing it now with jeans and a jacket over for warmth. And when the warm weather arrives I’ll be throwing it over my t-shirts and dresses in the evenings. This jumper will be replacing an old grey sweater from Whistles which I’ve been wearing for years but unfortunately is past it’s best. So I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of this piece, not just this season but for years to come.
My next pick is these loose leg cropped back Chandre Trousers. Another piece made by Assisi Garments and is a mix of 95% organic cotton and 5 % elastane. These have to be the most comfortable pair of trousers I own. I swear they feel just like pyjamas. But look a lot smarter. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of these in the coming months. It’s still a little chilly for bare ankles but as soon as the temperature rises a little these will be on. I was a little worried the soft cotton fabric would be too casual for work but the colour and cut make these smart enough for me to wear to work. They are also the perfect work from home trouser. And since I spilt my week between the office and home I’m always looking for comfortable clothes to wear in the house. I like to get dressed in the morning so avoid working in PJs or loungewear. These trousers are the perfect crossover, comfy enough to wear all day and yet smart enough I’m happy to answer the door or pop to the shops in them.
My third and final pick from the People Tree spring collection is this beautiful Lulu floral dress. Made from 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane by Rajlakshmi. Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills is a pioneer in organic garment manufacturing in India which seeks to combine high-quality tailoring with a fair deal for farmers and workers, whilst supporting local environmental and social projects. I can’t resist People Tree dresses, they always have such pretty designs. And this one is no exception. I absolutely love the ruffle details and the dainty floral print. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to wear alone with sandals. But in the meantime, I’m teaming it with tights and a chunky cardigan.
So that’s my wardrobe ready for the new season. Now I’d like the weather to sort itself out. I’m holding off fully transitioning to my spring capsule wardrobe until the weather settles down and I’m confident the snow is well and truly over. Fingers crossed it will be within the next couple of weeks. Of course, I plan on sharing details of my spring wardrobe with you as soon as I make the switch.
Chandre Trousers – £49
Lulu Floral Dress -£69
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