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  • What to wear now to stay warm and dry during the April Showers, whilst maintaining that SPRING in your step!

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    The April showers really are a thing and they really do throw a spanner in the wardrobe works, don’t they? Most of us by now are well and truly sick of our winter wardrobes and are so excited to see the back of the winter season that we have bought our spring summer clothes to the forefront of our wardrobes, packed away our knitwear and tights and are full on in spring mode. I mean it makes sense right, considering it is spring! The mornings are brighter, the days are longer and the clocks have gone forward. However, there are always the April showers to contend with. It’s my birthday month, so I am very much aware of the weather for birthday party planning purposes – and although I am no weather girl, if my memory serves me correctly we’ve still got a good few weeks till the rain and that chill in the air eases up. More over it is actually freezing (I certainly sound like a weather girl! But in terms of fashion it’s important, so it’s OK!) I would argue that it’s colder now than it was last November.

    So Jodie from @jodieandjax asked for some style advice on how to dress NOW in these wintery, blustery April showers. Shockingly enough, I have actually had places to be beyond Allegra’s nursery, that has required to me to be dressed presentably and respective of the weather. Despite the down pours and hailstones, I have firmly committed to not wearing boots. I am just so over winter I can’t even bring myself to put my foot in a boot – it’s the last thing I want to wear. I can see all over Instagram that I am not the only one – because I have seen many a mamas are rocking full on sandals.

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    April Shower Shoes

    I am not quite sandal ready yet, for one I have not had a pedicure in close to a year, maybe longer and definitely in need of a polish change. Secondly I generally tend to wait till we are further on in the season to go full on summer shoe. What I am currently wearing on my feet now and what you will have seen on my Instagram are, mules and sling backs. Although both are certainly more associated with a summer shoe than they are a winter shoe, they are slightly better for keeping the cold out and the toes dry, should it happen to rain, which in April, it will! Cut-out boots are also one of my favourite style of boot, although they are no longer at the peak of their trend they are undeniably stylish and like slingbacks and mules, still give that spring summer vibe that we are all dying for.

    Spring Shoes

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    Mum a Porter Ayesha Amato April Showers What to Wear Now Acrylic bag Topshop

    April Shower Outwear

    My outerwear collection is extremely streamlined and extremely classic, so I don’t have loads and loads of options. What I find myself reaching for mostly at this time of year is my leather biker, my Burberry trench coat and lots and lots of blazers. I am not a massive cardigan fan, but if you are wearing slightly lighter items beneath a trench coat or blazer, a cardigan can serve as a very functional item of clothing to slip beneath your outerwear. If you are on the hunt for some light weight outerwear that will offer lots of wear(ability) I would consider going for a double breasted blazer in a heavier woven fabric. Blazers are amazing for going from day to night and can be easily dressed up or down and I would argue that they are generally season-less, so you can wear them all year long. There is no better time for Shackets and Utility jackets than now. For a more casual look utility jackets amazing and great for layering and are so reasonably priced that I would certainly recommend investing in one. They are super versatile too, I recently purchased a shacket/utility jacket from Topshop that is slightly cropped, so although casual has a bit of a sexy edge and looks amazing worn with heels and a red lip in the evenings. I have included many below!

    Spring Jackets

    Burberry Trench
    Linen mix blazer
    Ivory Jacket
    Longline fringed jacket in black
    Faux Suede Cropped Jacket
    Pink Double Breasted Blazer
    Dolce and Gabbana Blazer
    White Denim Jacket
    CAPE WITH SLITS
    Topshop Womens Funnel Neck Shacket - Olive
    River Island River Island Leopard Print Shacket- Brown
    H&M - Single-breasted Blazer - Orange
    Leather biker jacket
    Zipped biker jacket
    Tall Khaki Cropped Utility Shacket, Khaki
    Womens Khaki camo crop utility shacket
    Womens Black crop utility shacket
    New Look utility shacket in pink
    Womens F&F Khaki Camo Shacket
    George Khaki Frayed Hem Denim Utility Jacket
    Pull&Bear utility army jacket in khaki
    Whistles Utility Cropped Jacket
    H&M Jacket with fringing
    And other stories Leather Biker Jacket
    And other stories Oversized Belted Trenchcoat
    And other stories Belted Trench Coat
    And other stories Belted Wool Blend Trenchcoat
    And other stories Belted Leather Trench
    Womens Hobbs Green Ella Mac
    Asos Design ASOS DESIGN boyfriend trench coat
    Asos Design ASOS DESIGN boyfriend trench coat
    Topshop Womens Faux Leather Biker Jacket - Black
    Topshop Womens Black Leather Biker Jacket - Black
    Stradivarius Faux leather Biker jacket
    GANNI - Fringed Textured-leather Jacket - Off-white
    Ganni Angela fringed leather jacket
    Understated Leather Fringe Studded Jacket
    Miu Miu - Oversized Fringed Suede Jacket - Light brown
    Isabel Marant - Abel Fringed Suede Jacket - Saffron
    RE/DONE Women's Fringe-Trimmed Suede Western Jacket - Black
    Understated Leather Western Dome Studded Easy Rider Jacket
    Asos Design ASOS Leather Zip Through Studded Western Jacket
    Whistles Western Leather Jacket
    Topshop Womens Black Leather Western Jacket - Black
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    April Shower Colours

    There really isn’t much I do in terms of colour specifically for the April Showers if I am honest. Needless to say I won’t wear white jeans in the midst of a storm, but I do find myself opting for lighter shades of jeans as opposed to black. I will also try to incorporate lighter colour belts into my outfits instead of my standard black. I have recently bought a snakeskin print, a tan and a raffia belt all from Primark. Belts are a really easy way to just add a little something different to a look without doing very much at all and I generally tend to buy my belts from Primark, so I can do this pretty inexpensively. The same applies for bags – if you want to incorporate some form of spring tones into your look but colour isn’t really your style, then opting for handbags in lighter shades or brighter colours is a good way todo this subtly. Of course these just add an aesthetic appeal as opposed to keeping you warm and dry!

    Spring Accessories

    Leopard Headband
    Leopard Print Tote
    Coin multi chain waist and hip belt
    Hammered coin chain belt
    Gold shell anklet
    Open weave basket bag £25
    Straw Clutch
    ANIMAL PRINT VINYL CITY BAG
    Buckle metallic belt
    Braided tortoiseshell-effect belt
    Metal sunglasses
    Mixed pieces earrings
    Embossed buckle belt
    Seashell buckle belt
    Womens Next Black Transparent Tote
    Warehouse CLEAR SMALL SHOPPER BAG
    M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Transparent Shopper Bag
    Staud STAUD - Bissett Mini Croc-effect Leather Bucket Bag - Camel
    Staud - Bisset Mini Crocodile Embossed Leather Bucket Bag - Womens - Yellow
    Staud Frida Leather Bag
    Staud Frida Croc-Effect Leather Bag
    Staud - Bisset Mini Crocodile Embossed Leather Bucket Bag - Womens - Blue
    Leather mini bag
    Braided belt
    Baker boy hat
    Snake print umbrella
    Snake-effect belt pack
    Tiger print umbrella
    Resin buckle belt
    Braided belt
    Tear earrings
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    April Showers Final Tips

    Needless to say, always carry an umbrella and a bag big enough to fit your brolly in! There’s nothing I hate more than having to carry my umbrella in my hand, you can guarantee I will lose it!

    Don’t wear suede shoes, they will get ruined and spray protect any suede that you do wear, just in case you get caught in a down pour!

    Flared and wide leg jeans are all the hype at the minute. Unless they are cropped, or you are wearing a substantial heel that lifts the hem from the ground, I would steer clear of wearing them while it’s wet – there is nothing more unaesthetically pleasing and unhygenic than jean hems dragging on the ground soaked in wet dirt!

    Layers! £4 spaghetti strap bodysuits from Primark are perfect for wearing beneath blouses and shirts to add an extra layer of warmth. And go for cardigans that are cropped or three quarter sleeve and short in the body, so they can fit discreetly beneath your blazer or shacket, even if you decide to ruche up your sleeves.

    Happy Spring my Lovelies, I hope this has made you feel that bit warmer.

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