How I Stay True To My Spring Style

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This post is sponsored by CLUSE Watches.

 
 
 
There's often talk about how you "should" dress for certain occasions. Festivals, nights out, work meetings the list goes on. But for me, unless it's a sign of respect, professionalism or the like, I tend to dance to the beat of my own drum.

Curating my Spring wardrobe this season was much easier and I feel like I've found a good rhythm.

 

Clear out the unworn

I started by whittling out the items I hadn't worn throughout the previous season, selling them off to homes that hopefully will show them the love they deserve. This is my best advice for keeping your wardrobe fresh. Don't hoard items on the pretence that "one day" you might wear them. Let them go and make way for items you know you will wear and wear.

 

Use wishlists & shopping baskets

If I'm looking to haul a lot of new in items from a range of stores, to ensure I'm not ordering similar items I make full use of the online functions that the digital age now benefits from. Most websites now have "wishlist" functions or at the very least you have a shopping basket where you can put all the items you are planning on purchasing, and compare against your other baskets from other stores. This way I can be certain I am purchasing the items I feel will fulfil my wardrobe for the season a head as these days I try to buy more items that wont go out of style as quickly as some. However, I certainly don't limit my wardrobe to this.

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What makes you happy

The biggest advice I can give when curating your style for the season a head is always to wear what makes you happy and comfortable. Some people dress for other women, some for men but personally I like to dress for myself and how I feel most comfortable. Whilst on a recent trip to Coachella it was a struggle not to get caught up in the edgy Boho vibes of the stunning girls who attend the festival, they all looked incredible. But I knew that just was not me or my style and it was so lovely to receive so many comments from people appreciating how I'd stayed true to that.

 

Classic Accessories

The items in my wardrobe that have always been the most important are my accessories. I'm best known for my love of handbags, but my shoe and watch collections easily rival this.

Time pieces have always been an essential and important aspect of every seasonal wardrobe and I started my collection around the age of nineteen and now have over 20 different styles, sizes & price points. I have always loved playing with different hardwares and this season I've been styling a blend of Rose gold and Silver throughout my jewellery style and the item to bring those two hardwares together has been my Cluse "La Vadette" Watch with it's rose gold face and silver mesh strap it perfectly fuses all of the separate pieces from my current jewellery style seamlessly. It has a small and delicate aesthetic that doesn't over power the wrist or the other jewellery items you choose to style.

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Buy Less, Choose Well

A quick whip around the highstreet stores or fast fashion outlets has become a thing of the past for me. If I didn't like things or they were faulty I rarely had the time to return them or send them back and ended up with a lot of unwanted items. My new approach to shopping has proved much more successful, less time consuming and in the last few months I've not ordered an item thats needed returning which has been a revelation.

I've been selecting items much more carefully and steering clear of impulse or unconsidered purchases. It has mean't that I now wear my wardrobe much more and spend less time clearing it out.

 

 

 

What are your best tips for staying true to your style this season? Let me know in the comments below.

 
 
 

Photography by Ali Gordon

Editing by Reece Chapman

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37 Comments

  1. Dixi Wonderland 27th April 2017 / 8:18 am

    I love how your blog posts are so professional but still personal. In love with this outfit and I love what you did to your hair 😀

  2. Adele 27th April 2017 / 9:03 am

    Such a fabulous dress Lydia. I loved how you used your hair to lend a more festival look whilst you were at Coachella. I’m in exact agreement with your shopping ethos & buy my clothes in exactly the same way. I don’t know if that’s because I’ve changed as I’ve grown older & more comfortable in my own style & have more disposable income to buy into designer/high end????
    Hope you enjoyed the Maldives!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  3. Amira 27th April 2017 / 9:17 am

    Hi Lydia, very good blog post !
    My tips are actually similar to yours… I don’t hoard anymore, if I don’t like something or I’m not going to wear it I’ll sell it.
    If I hesitate over something in a shop, I’ll leave it. Actually, I wanted to thank YOU because you were my revelation in terms of buying. I think more before buying stuff, I still hit the high street because you can find amazing stuff, cuts and fabrics there but I buy so much less. I prefer to save my money and buy pricer pieces which will resist the passing of time.

    So thanks for being honest and give truthful advice that have worked for you.
    I’d love to see your all-time favourite pieces that are still hanging in your wardrobe.

    I just love reading your blog.

    Amira xx

  4. Liena Snow 27th April 2017 / 9:30 am

    Great post! Agree, I try to buy less, focusing more on to wear of the pieces and quality.
    You look fabulous in this outfit, love the summery LA vibes simply beautiful!
    Lots of love xx
    http://www.lienasnow.com

  5. Immy May 27th April 2017 / 10:10 am

    Looking absolutely beautiful Lydia! You are so right about re-homing unworn items. I get weridly possessive about clothes I never wear! Last week I cleared out 3 huge bags of clothes and gave ’em all to charity and now I have aaaaaaaaaall the room to make way for new pieces. It feels so good! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  6. Sophie 27th April 2017 / 11:40 am

    You look gorgeous as always Lydia and my GOD that dress is amazing! I should really take a leaf out of your book and start doing regular clear outs, I’m so bad for hoarding things I don’t wear.

    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

  7. Jade 27th April 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Great tips on avoiding the dreaded haul monster in us all.. Well certainly the one in me! xx P.s., I loved watching all the Snaps and Instagram stories at Coachella!

  8. Al 27th April 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Great post Lydia, you have incredible style.

  9. Esther 27th April 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I love this look. It looks so carefree and spring time.
    You can really tell from the combination dress and boots that you found your own style.
    Have a fabulous spring time.
    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com

  10. Paulynagore 27th April 2017 / 11:44 pm

    This year, i haven’t bought anything, because i just want to take my time, enjoy my clothes from last year but still on trend and saving for my next purchases, i try to focuse more on accessories and jewels (quality of course) but i’ll need to clear out a bit as well 😉

    http://paulynagore.blogspot.fr/

  11. Tania 28th April 2017 / 9:50 am

    Love your style!Everything you wear looks great on you!You are an inspiration for me.All the best and keep going with your work.????????

    • Tania 28th April 2017 / 9:52 am

      I do’t know why appeared??? On the screen but it wasn’t me.Sorry!xx

  12. Céline Mademoiselle 28th April 2017 / 10:29 am

    Lydia,

    Your pictures !!! The editing !!! Your hair !!!
    I love EVERYTHING on this post. You are my biggest inspiration to become a better blogger.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us !

    Much love from Belgium !

    Céline Mademoiselle

  13. Saumya Snehal 28th April 2017 / 10:52 am

    It is such a delight to read your posts, how you make us completely forget that this is sponsored, how this makes us readers realise how much you value us, how you always ensure that we take something away from the post irrespective of who is reading, Thank you Lydia!!
    Xoxo

  14. Romy 30th April 2017 / 7:30 pm

    The more I see you with that Chloé bag the more I want it :p Love the post girl, you and your personal style are so awesome xxx

    http://www.rustyrevolvers.com

  15. Emma 1st May 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I love that dress and bag! If only I had the money!
    Emma xxx

  16. Nicole 2nd May 2017 / 12:47 am

    I honestly looked through all of your outfit photos and was like YAS she didn’t find the need to change her style completely just because she’s at a festival.

    Your style was still you, but also was fitting for the occasion ! Truly beautiful !

  17. Tatjana 2nd May 2017 / 2:06 pm

    You say ‘A quick whip around the highstreet stores or fast fashion outlets has become a thing of the past for me’, what about the recent H&M collaboration Lydia?
    Not very professional Lydia! Edit the text for the sake of your loyal followers, myself included!

  18. Amanda 3rd May 2017 / 3:39 am

    I LOVE that you stayed true to your style at coachella! Very you! 😉

  19. Fashionviolin 3rd May 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Lydia your style is beyond Beautiful !
    I love how you combine luxury products with cheaper alternatives ! And your Photos Are always high Quality! A big style inspiration !
    xx Amanda

    http://www.fashionviolin.com

  20. Lisa Autumn 3rd May 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Love a good spring clearout! BTW you look amazing!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  21. Isabella 18th May 2017 / 3:29 am

    Love the approach of whatever makes you happy – too often as a young women were we told and instructed that a certain print of cut wasn’t appropriate for a certain season. Not anymore sister – if it makes me happy, I’m wearing it! xx

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