Are you ready for a wardrobe refresh? So are we, which is why we are slightly crazy about Me + Em’s new collection, which is really good….
Last Wednesday, Natasha and I went to the Me + Em store in London to check out the new Spring/Summer collection. We fell in love with the brand last year and ever since then had been itching to see what they had in stock for the new season. And oooh it was great. Really wearable grown-up pieces that can be dressed up and down, and feel good to wear. Me + Em is also big on details – a contrasting colour or texture here, a subtle twist there, which is something I love. Here’s what we think are the stand-out pieces of the collection.
I love Natasha’s outfit. The white shirt with statement cuff and bow collar is perfect for layering, whilst the navy Weekend Rib Jumper (available from 3rd March) is a really great fit. In fact, layering shirts like these are something of a Me + Em staple. I loved the delicate cuffs on this one, which would look beautiful poking out the cuff of a thin knit. We both also loved the leather-front leggings, which should be an addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Leggings like these have moved firmly away from MILF territory and are now a modern classic. You could also dress them down with trainers or biker boots and a roll-neck like this, which I have and wear A LOT.
I loved this outfit so much, I’ve ordered it. The navy Jacquard check jumper is just amazing. The hem at the front is slightly shorter and the side split allows you to tuck it into your jeans easily, if you so wish. The funnel neckline is really flattering and it just felt gorgeous on. Ditto these Kick Flare jeans . I will order them too! They were the most incredible cut; high-waisted so I felt super-tucked in, with a slight flare at the bottom. Because they are cropped and have a frayed hem, they don’t have that 90s feel that some jeans like this have, but look really cool and contemporary. I can see myself wearing them all spring and summer….
We also loved the bags. Just look at this cream one with the circular handle! (Known as a Resin Handle Forever Tote it is on sale from 23rd March) And this pink cross body (in stock now). Both are soooo useful and stylish.
Cool knits are obviously a Me + Em thing. As well as the dream navy Jacquard jumper I’m wearing in the top pictures, I also fell in love with this white Stripe Cuff Milano knit, which also comes in navy. It has the same shorter hem as the Jacquard top and a chic navy stripe around the cuff. It looked fab with these trousers, although would look equally gorgeous with jeans or these wide-leg culottes. I also liked this embroidered boxy blouse and this swing tie silk shirt, which would both work for work, weekends and off-duty dressing.
And, obviously you know how huge the sportswear, striped trouser trend is this year? I already have these, but have my eye on these grosgrain stripe slim crop pants, which we didn’t see in store, but look FAB and are available for pre-order online. I also loved these wide leg check trousers and a pair of khaki trousers, which won’t be online until March – when the rest of the collection drops.