SS18 capsule wardrobe | intu Milton keynes.

SS18 capsule wardrobe | intu Milton keynes.

Spring has sprung!

Say hello to Daffodils, copious amounts of chocolate and a fresh new wardrobe!

To celebrate the launch of SS18 intu Milton Keynes invited the local bloggers and I to an event that was hosted at the newly refurbished, totally instagrammable – Loaf and Bloom. (Read my review here)

We chatted with the lovely Debenhams personal shopper team who showed us some of their key items for the new season. They also educated us on their free personal shopper service which until then, I had no idea existed. If you’re local make sure to get yourself down to Debenhams to take advantage of this hidden gem!

We then headed to Dior backstage where we met Lucy who talked us through their newest releases, which like everything Dior creates, looked super dreamy.

Finally we ended our evening at Lush where we watched demonstrations and viewed their gorgeous new Easter range, which you can check out here.

In true intu fashion we were each set a challenge to find three staple items that would be a great edition to any capsule wardrobe.

Slogan t-shirts

Graphic and Slogan tees are having a real moment this season and rightly so. They are effortlessly cool and super easy to style, making them the perfect staple for any capsule wardrobe.

I like to pair mine with a light-weight brazer and heels for a night out, or for daywear casual, under an oversized denim jacket or dungarees; either way you’ve got yourself a comfortable and stylish go-to SS outfit.

Straight leg jeans

Most women will agree that a pair of black skinny jeans are hard to beat. They have become a must have staple and an item I find myself reaching for pretty much any occasion, be it for work, brunch with the girls or date night. More recently however, I have started to become a bit more adventurous with my denim and slowly began replacing my sacred skinny jean with a straight leg, or mom jean.

It’s safe to say i’m a convert. Straight leg jeans are surprisingly flattering and hug your body in all the right places, but unlike skinny jeans they also allow for that extra helping of pasta… Win win.

I think everyone (yes, everyone) needs a pair of Topshop MOM jeans or Jack Wills Tapered Girlfriend jeans in a dreamy light wash blue.

The Wicker handbag

There are multiple different ways to say it, Wicker, Straw, Rattan; either way unless you’ve been having a complete social media detox or have had zero access to the internet over the last few months i’m sure you’ll know exactly what handbags i’m referring to.

This trend that has completely taken over the internet with a lot of the big designers tapping into the trend. Serpui have focused their entire SS18 range on these kind of wicker bags, however if you don’t have a casual £300 to splurge (Yep, me neither…) the high street retailers have got you covered.

Topshop, Zara, H&M and Newlook to name just a few have a variety of great alternatives. A personal favourite of mine is the Crab mini round straw bag from Topshop. It’s a cute, playful, take on the wicker bag trend.

MY STAR BUY

My star buy and favourite find from this challenge are the Odessa sandals from Office.

I’m not normally a big fan of leopard print, but I’m totally dreaming of these paired with a white broderie anglaise dress, beachy waves and a tan. (Possible cocktail in hand) and it’s giving me all the Summer vibes!

A final big thank you to intu Milton Keynes, Lush, Topshop and Debenhams beauty teams (including Dior & Clinique) for our goodies!

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10 Comments

  1. March 31, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Ahh yes to all of these staples – loving the slogan tees (I’m wearing one right now lol) and those sandals are gorgeous! Great post lovely! ❤️

  2. Kathy
    March 31, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    I love a wicker or straw bag myself 🙂
    Infact I have a couple already,but always room for another handbag!

  3. April 1, 2018 / 9:17 am

    LOVE the sandals, they’re so different with that print but so cute! Slogan tees are fab too, especially loving the cute rainbow one with “happy” on it! I’m not so sure on the wicker bags yet though, maybe I’ll come around as they get sported a bit more..
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  4. charlotteannelane103
    April 2, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Ooh I love everything!! Slogan tees and jumpers are always a winner for me and the straw bags becoming more and more popular are amazing and I’m obsessed xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  5. ashton
    April 2, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I adore the slogan tees they are so much fun

  6. April 3, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    The straw bag with the crabs on is basically the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I love graphic t shirts as well, I’ve never thought to dress them with a blazer but I’m loving that idea. I was like you with jeans, swore by skinny jeans until I tried more styles and realised I loved them even more. I hadn’t heard of that Debenhams feature before, will definitely be checking that out! x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  7. April 6, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the event! 🙊 I’m obsessed with slogan tees, but I always have been so I feel like I was ahead of the game.. 😏🤷🏼‍♀️ I love the print sandals and I agree – they’ll look even more gorgeous with a tan! 😍

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