Spring is upon us! The most beautiful time of year in my opinion. It's still frosty in the mornings but the sunshine is a delight when it soaks into your skin. Of course the first thing everyone thinks of when someone mentions spring is... flowers! We all know that famous scarcastic quote from Devil Wears Prada... "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking!" In the fashion world inspiration for spring/summer comes straight from the most beautiful things on earth. Flowers. This comes as no surprise as we see this year in and year out. But do we ever get sick of it? No. Unlike every other trend or fad, somehow the earthy, natural, sweet feel of flowers stays in our hearts.
So here I present to you some all natural ways to embrace the spring and unleash your inner flower child.
In the Home
Your home should feel like home, decorate it with love and style. Spring time is all about nature and and fresh begginings, look around you and be inspired. Wooden and natural furniture, splashes of colour and softness in style is key. It's easy to go overboard with flowers, colour and even floral wallpaper but remember less is more. Fill your house with natural tones. Open the windows and swap those heavy winter curtains for light breezy ones. Add a dip of colour into each room with a vase of fresh flowers, a bowl of fruits, a painting, coloured cushions, light bed covers and table cloths, sweet candles, even a pot plant or small tree in your living room or next to the door will bring the happiness outside to in your home.
Food Glorious Food.
Goodbye soup! Hello fruit! Spring is a fantastic time for sunny picnics in the park. Fresh sandwiches, fruit salad and lemonade is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The garden is flourishing so now is a great time to grow some of your own food! Strawberries, cherries, lemons, mint, sunflowers, tomato, watermelon, pumpkin, bok choy and basil are fantastic to have fresh from the garden. If you don't have a large yard, try some herbs and strawberries in little pots on the window sill. Fresh jam and cakes are also a huge hit with spring (or really anytime for me). Get out your wooden spoon and dust off that apron. Below are a few ideas to get you inspired!
What To Wear
The days are still slightly chilly although theres no need for that heavy trench coat anymore. Light long sleeve tops, high waisted pants or skirts, a hair accessory and of course those floral dresses. Guys you are included too! A formal shirt with the sleeves rolled, jeans and of course I always reccomend a printed or floral bowtie! Accessorise with flowers and you can't go wrong, just don't turn yourself into a forest and get lost underneath all the foliage.
Please note some of these photos are not mine and are linked to the source :)
I wish you all a fabulous spring! Please tell me of any things you do to spring up your home or waordrobe!
May you all be happy, healthy and as beautiful as the flowers.