For a while now, I've seen pieces from & Other Stories on Instagram, but I finally delved into the website and I was a little blown away by the beauty of it all. The brand is a little more elegant and sophisticated than the clothes I typically wear, but at the age of 22 I'm stepping out of the skinny jeans a lot more, so this one is perfect for me during this transitional period right now. There's actually an & Other Stories store that opened in Oxford at the end of last year, so I'll definitely be heading in there now that my spending ban has been lifted (hallelujah!).
Here are my top picks from the website - all of which I'm dying to go in and try on.
I've started a love affair with midi dresses, and this brand has some of the most gorgeous ones I've seen around. I'm also loving the fact that yellow is in fashion at the moment, as it's my all time favourite colour and yet one that's often hard to find in the shops. This dreamy floral midi dress has got me looking forward to summer like never before. I love the cinched waist - always the most flattering fit on me, and the floaty nature of the style is just perfect for summertime in the countryside. A firm favourite.
Next is this denim number. I don't think I've ever gone with a denim dress before, so perhaps this will be the one. This style is super popular at the moment, to the point that I've just purchased two others in a very similar shape. But I love the back detail on this one, with the tie at the back baring a little more skin than you'd expect with this dress.
Last is a simple but classic sundress with a hibiscus print all over. I love the tie straps on this one, as they're always ideal for adjusting the strap length and it also adds a sweet detail in the easiest way. A great, simple cut but the kind of dress that everyone needs in their wardrobe for the warmer weather. And it has pockets - every girl's dream.
Top wise, I have major heart eyes for this yellow blouse. Again, the yellow thing, but also the jacquard fabric - this seems to be really in this spring, and it's something I'm all for. V necks tend to be the most flattering neckline so me too, so this is pretty ideal. And I am head over for heals for the little details like the tie front and the cuffed sleeves. Very romantic without being pink.
This plain white shirt is giving me all the lazy girl vibes, whilst also appearing very presentable. I think that's ultimately the look I tend to go for, as I am a) a lazy girl but b) like to seem like I try anyway. This is one of those pieces you should just have in your wardrobe; it never goes out of style and will always come in handy.
Finally on the top from is this starry t-shirt. Whilst I'm generally going for a slightly smarter look, I'm not going to forget who I am and how I feel comfortable, and there's nothing like a slouchy t-shirt for that. This one has a lovely starry pattern all over and a nice low v-ed back, which I really like. A little twist on a must have basic. Typically this has sold out in the time it's taken me to finish this post, so here's to hoping it'll make a reappearance.
I haven't done white trousers in the longest time (I'm thinking probably a good 9-10 years), so it might be time to bring them back into my life? I'm a big fan of linen trousers for the warmer months, as they're super comfortable and at the same time presentable, and this vertically striped pair are a hit. I also appreciate the tie belt on the waist, as I always prefer to give me figure a little more shape when wearing loose trousers.
I also found these sandals, which are the prettiest shade of pale green. When I look for sandals, I tend to favour a thicker sole, as there's nothing more uncomfortable than super flat shoes, so these are ideal for that. I feel like a patent material is also great for the spring/summer, as I look for any way to make it seem like the sun's shining that little bit brighter.
Those are my top 8 picks from & Other Stories right now - see any of your favourites here?
Until next time.