Why a dress + trainers is the no-brainer way to easy spring style

I’m taking a wild stab in the dark here, but i’m guessing we’re all done with socks, tights and dressing for winter. What we want, nay need, in our lives is spring weather, bare legs and something easy, stylish to throw on. Which is why I’m happy that the season of midi dresses and trainers is almost among us….

I can’t say that this is a new ‘look’, but oh boy, it’s a good one. One of my favourites in fact. I lived in dresses and trainers last summer/autumn and I’m ecstatic that the weather is just about warm enough to do so again. It’s just such an easy, stylish and cool way to dress (if a mother of 4 over forty can ever be described as cool). Throw on a leather jacket, even a scarf on top and you can tackle changeable spring days head on.

Tabitha dress, Hush.

The great thing about midi -or maxi – dresses is that universally brilliant thing of being able to dress them up and down. So a spring day sees trainers and a leather jacket as your accessories, Summer you can bring out the sandals and straw basket, and come winter it’s all about the boots. The overriding thing is that they’re just so easy to wear. There’s no thinking about what top matches which bottom, it’s just chuck it on and go, which is the way I like to get ready in the morning.

You quite possibly have a few midis and maxis knocking around in your wardrobe, if not, I’ve found a good selection that are currently available at a range of price points from new-to-me cheap online brands and high street favourites to expensive, but exquisite dresses that I’ve been drooling over recently. There are more available at Zara, Hush and &OtherStories, all stores that do a good line in patterned midi/maxi dresses. Now all we need is that spring weather and away we go!

  1. Patchwork print dress, Zara; 2. Floral dress, Lily & Lionel; 3. Pleated floral dress, H&M; 4. Embroidered dress, Free People; 5. Patchwork dress, Rixo; 6. Mixed print dress, Dancing Leopard.

Star frill dress, &OtherStories

Floral dress, Topshop

Bouquet Bird dress, Oasis



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