|Dress: Cath Kidston|
|Cropped V-neck Jumper: F+F*|
|Satchel Bag: F+F*|
For me Spring is all about the pastels. In my head, I can just imagine Miranda Priestley snapping "Pastels, for Spring? Groundbreaking." And yet, lately they are all I can think about. (Sorry, Miranda). I'm really enjoying layering up pastel shades at the moment in an attempt to emulate cutesy 50s styles, and I shouldn't think that's an obsession I'll be getting over anytime soon.
So of course when I was contacted by F+F to see if I would like to incorporate some of the items from their Candy Cool range into an outfit post, I jumped at the chance. I know it'll come as no surprise to anyone that I'm a huge fan of their clothes - they feature in my outfit posts fairly regularly. Every season, they come up with some stunners and instead of grocery shopping, I get distracted and come home laden down with bags of new clothes. I spend more time than I probably should on do on their site as well, and find the How You're Wearing It page great for outfit inspiration.
I received this lilac jumper, which is actually a little different to anything else in my wardrobe. Although my jumper collection has grown lately, with my recent discovery of layering jumpers over dresses (see here and here), I don't seem to have any short-sleeved jumpers.
Perpetually scared of trousers, I decided that I could put this one to work by layering it over my Cath Kidston safari print dress, for a slightly chilly evening engagement. The colours of the print do seem to contain pastel tones, which I think work well with the jumper and also the pretty satchel bag I was sent. This is the perfect size for all of the essentials (which, in my life are purse, keys, phone and whatever book I'm currently reading) and is such a pretty shade of pink as well as being a lovely shape. Unfortunately the bag seems to be sold out now so I can't link it.
I finished the outfit off with a pair of neutral nude heels and a contrasting necklace, as I'd hate to be too matchy-matchy.
What do you think? Have you been embracing candy cool pastels for Spring? How would you style this jumper?