I Just Made the Ultimate May Capsule With These 13 Chic Items

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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 outfit choices and show off the fanciful outfits that have been hidden in storage boxes for months on end. The mere sight of sunshine is excuse enough to dress up.

My spring 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, so the colour trend I’m most enamoured with is chocolate brown. However, I can’t help but be taken by the sage-green colour of the season. It looks amazing on all skin types and also pairs wonderfully with the bountiful tan accessories on offer. There are also a lot of lilac and asymmetric silhouettes at every corner, which will be great for holidays.

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 mixed and 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.

1. Co-ord

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An effortless ribbed co-ord in chocolate brown.

2. Dresses

This tiered beauty is one to watch. Matteau does spring pieces so well.

3. Tops

The elevated basic has a place in every fashion person’s wardrobe. Wear this with very high-waisted jeans.


A trench and ballet flats complete this look.

I’ve had my eye on this for a year, and it’s finally being restocked in April!

4. Shirts

Romantic ruffles are a timeless staple worn with classic indigo denim.

5. Knitwear

This sweetheart neckline pairs beautifully with tailored trousers and trainers for everyday wear.

A classic striped cardigan with a twist on colour.

6. Skirts

The ruched detail and split elevate this skirt.

Exposed stitching is an update on last season’s collection.

Pair with an oversized shirt or jumper and heeled mules.

7. Footwear

Good quality sandals with added height.

A subtle nod to the platform trend in a pleated fabric.

Love them or hate them, everyone is talking about these shoes this season. One thing is for sure: They’re comfortable.

8. Accessories

Tod’s follows suit with the monogram-bag trend.

The understated monogramming is true to Loewe’s stripped back, somewhat ambiguous brand identity.

It’s almost summer holiday season. Wear this with a bikini and flip flops to jazz up your swimwear.

9. Outerwear

The composition is wonderful for a blazer of this kind.

A classic, good-quality trench coat.

10. Trousers

Wear with anything from knits to vests.

11. Boilersuits

Boilersuits are back and better than ever.

A smarter take on a boilersuit with attention to tailoring.

A classic boilersuit shape with a tortoiseshell D-ring belt.

12. Swimsuits

A classic cut you can wear time and time again. It also doubles up as a bodysuit.

13. PJs

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