I hate to begin my blogging adventure with a generally negative post, but those who follow me on Twitter will be aware of my current despair at the state of the UK high street. Spring trends this year have, so far, been nothing short of terrible and aren’t showing any signs of improving.
So, where do I begin? Ah yes. Floral prints. On Thursday evening, after a trek around Leeds city centre, I was tempted to write an email – “Dear TopShop/River Island/Primark, if I wanted to look like a flower arrangement I would go clothes shopping at a florist’s”. I swear, there was so much floral print clinging to the rails that it nearly gave me a hayfever attack. I honestly believe that floral print is an acquired taste, and I for one definitely do not possess it. My frustration was mainly due to the fact that we seemed to have no CHOICE in the matter – wear floral or go naked. Cover your eyes girls; I know what I’d rather do.
This leads me on to another trend that I would rather be seen in my birthday suit than – vintage-inspired drabbery. I’m talking mustard coloured chiffon shirts, brown knee-length skirts and thick grey cotton stockings. Would someone pay £40 an item from TopShop for these? Yes. Would they nip down to Help The Aged and get practically the same thing for £3.99? Not a chance. I rest my case.
So being ever-aware of the length of things (oo-er!) I will round up my thoughts on a more positive note. Band print tees are making a little comeback, and in gorgeous charcoal and stone-grey shades too. H&M have a cracking range at the moment. However, I do have a plea – don’t wear a band tee if you’re not a fan of the band. It will help to avoid those awkward “oh, so what’s your favourite song of theirs?” question.
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