I feel like i’ve got my bottom half covered (ahem thankfully) for Spring, with a few favourite pairs of jeans (my Next ones are on constant repeat recently), some fun cropped wide legs, a skirt and i have some white jeans lingering in the back somewhere. But tops… tops i’m struggling with. I think it’s because this time of year is still knitwear worthy most of the time, and yet i also want to shed the heavy fabrics in favour of the floaty fabulous pieces (and probably suffer from hypothermia.. all in the name of fassshun. Actually who am i kidding, I could never be that fashion, i’m a grumpy cow when i’m cold)
So i’m browsing and a browsing.
Firstly the two types of tops that are everywhere right now are the Bardot style off the shoulder malarkey(more on that next week) and then there is the ever present, every spring summer like clockwork, boho embroidered, peasant style tops.
Embroidery in every shape and form is out there on the High street at the moment, but one thing is for sure, these boho peasant tops come back around every.single.year.
Now i have a couple of these in my Summer storage,but they are looking a little bit worse for wear having seen more than a few summers.
I have to admit they can be worth their weight in gold come Spring as there are lots of options with sleeves, meaning still full coverage (and if you’re a granny like me, you can put your vest underneath it to) but less weighty of that of the knitwear we’ve all been donning for the past 6 months but feels like an age.
All the choices below are pieces i think could work well now, which when i shop is what i like.
I’m impatient like that, i shop therefore i wear(now).
So Embroidered tops I am coming for you.
Lets see what we have shall we?
First up are these two absolute beauties from Next. These are cleverly situated right at the front of the store right now, so whenever i go in the first thing that hits me is these, and each time i think ‘Oh em gee I must have both.. but particularly that red tho!’
These aren’t the cheapest, but the colours are super vibrant, the quality looks and feels nice too, plus i think theres a big chance that these will go with lots of outfits seeing you all the way to autumn.
Next up, French brand La Redoute has this gorgeous number.
The bib front detail is traditional yet pleasingly modern with its vibrant colours. I love the idea of this tucked in to high waisted dark indigo jeans, or flares, or shorts come warmer weather or even a dark denim skirt… hmmm i may have to have this..
Marks and Spencers have some great options next and have offerings for both light and dark tops. Both of these are from their ‘Indigo’ range, which is always a little more boho (sometimes.. sometimes its just not great), I have to say they’ve knocked it out of the park (really Rachel, sports analogies..? I dont even follow any sports, Wtf?!) with these two, i have seen them both in store and the detail is gorgeous. The cream in particular has a wonderful frayed edge that makes it look much more expensive and detailed than you would think for an M&S top.
River Island up next, and what i liked about this one is the different length and the slightly elasticated middle to assume a belted position. Great if you want more definition with your figure as this will skim out well and create a waist where many of these are much more flowy and loose. If you prefer something that doesn’t have a sack like shape, this could be perfect for you. The detailing, again is divine too.
Finishing with a company that, I feel, does boho super well this time of year: Monsoon.
They have gorgeous quilted/aztec jackets, embroidered dress and this pretty top that really caught my eye.
So these are my favourite picks for now, and i would really like to add one in to my Spring wardrobe. I really think it could get a lot of wear.
What are your thoughts on the ever present Spring wear that is Embroidered tops?
Do You Love or Loathe?
Which would you buy if you were to make an embroidered top purchase?