What to Buy This May: An Editor’s Shopping List

It’s that in-between time of year again when it’s neither hot nor cold, but every ray of sun inspires creative styling. It’s an inspirational season. The blooms are burgeoning in their cotton-candy pinks, and colours are emerging in every shop window. The comfortable settling of seasons means we can now experiment with our sartorial choices and show off the outfits that have been hidden in storage boxes for months on end. For me, the mere sight of sunshine is excuse enough to dress up.

My summer fashion switchover is well and truly underway, and I’m welcoming some of my most-loved pieces back into my wardrobe. I’m assessing my current collection, reintroducing older pieces and considering which items are lacking or need to be re-homed.

We can finally pack away heavier coats for next autumn and embrace trenches, light knitwear, and billowy long-sleeved dresses. Swapping a coat for a cardigan, blazer or jacket can make all the difference. My taste tends to gravitate towards neutrals, and the colour I’m most enamoured with is chocolate brown. However, I can’t help but be taken by the sage-green colour that props up each summer. It looks amazing on all skin tones. It also pairs wonderfully with the tan accessories on offer and jute of course, it is summer after all. 

Boilersuits are having a resurgence, too. The all-in-one is as much about comfort as it is about looking pulled together and uniform. Furthermore, I’m enjoying co-ords, either worn in unison or matched with other items. Can you tell I’m feeling inspired? These picks are all high on my wish list for May. As always, material and quality are factors I highly prioritise, as are classic shapes I know I’ll wear for years to come. Keep scrolling for the items I have in my May capsule.

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