Ah, quarantine, what a time to be alive – and to browse the April New In sections of all my favs. Even if I’m not really shopping at the moment – and I still have my March wishlist to go through- browsing is a fantastic distraction from cleaning companies having to tweet to their customers that they shouldn’t ingest bleach or inject isopropyl alcohol.
Let’s be honest, my list is actually WAY longer than this so I specifically left ASOS off this list of retailers or we’d be here til lockdown was over. To not make this any longer – let’s get into it.
April New In Wishlist
Let’s start things off with one of my fav Swedish retailers, a great store for basics and the most transparent fashion brand, according to Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index report.
After seeing the khaki version of this sweater with the all-over embroidery (on the right) on Jess from Copper Garden, I immediately added it to my list. Imagine my delight on finding the cream version with the arm embroidery – an exact replica of a blue sweater from H&M bought years ago and promptly wore to death. How much did I love it? So much that I wore it for my passport pictures. So you can be sure I’ll be wearing these on rotation during every cool summer night in the park.
After seeing this in Josie from Fashion Mumblr’s H&M picks, I knew I had to try it. While Josie’s style is a bit more feminine than mine, we can both agree that this dress is the perfect summer pick.
And now we head over to Spain for 2 top high street options, starting with Mango. I like to think of Mango as the more corporate cool sister to Zara’s edgy side. Though I haven’t been as impressed with Mango over the last year, their spring new in will have me ready for terrace Saturdays – as soon as we can safely enjoy them again.
I’m pretty sure every fashion blogger/vlogger/Instagrammer has made some sort of mention of this cami because, duh, look at it. It’s practically perfect in every way! Forgiving neckline, neutral shade, and an easily tuckable option for any type of bottoms. Extra points for being part of Mango’s Committed line.
One of my favourite blouses in my closet is in this style, but the thick fabric is not the most forgiving in the summer heat. I’m hoping this flowy number can be my picnic in the park option. Also a Committed option, made of 60% recycled polyester. Here’s another puff sleeve option I’m currently into.
I mean, I think it should go without saying why these are on my list – a perfect pair of non-denim black pants should be a staple in everyone’s closet and mine 5-year-old, ill-fitting pair didn’t make the move from Gent to Paris. Also, currently on sale for 19,99 €.
& Other Stories
I personally find shopping on & Other Stories’ website kind of difficult – I much prefer to go into the store and check out their offerings first hand.
Satin Mini Skirt
But seeing this perfect satin mini on Freddy in her Spring Stories video made me want to snatch it up immediately. Come 11 May*, that’s exactly what I’ll do.
*Small disclaimer – I’m not ordering at the moment because I don’t feel right ordering non-essential items. I don’t have a problem with anyone else doing it, it’s just a personal choice.
On to the finale with Zara – is it really a wishlist post if a few items from my weekly new in perusal don’t show up? Their S/S 2020 campaign is out of this world gorgeous – if you don’t know what I mean, head over to Zara site now and check out the campaign page or their new in. You won’t be disappointed.
Limited Edition Lace-Trimmed Top
Stunning. Lovely. Obsessed. What I can picture myself wearing in my little Parisian apartment as I get ready every morning.
Cardigan with Jewel Buttons
In the last few months, I have really become a cardigan lady. I’ve always enjoyed them, but the cardigan love is now fully real. I’m loving the pink and slightly metallic thread running through this one. Not super sure on the buttons, but easily replaceable if I don’t like them!
And, for the finale, the brightest, most beautiful spring top. I love everything about this. The neckline, the side-zip, and the print, my goodness. Sometimes you just want to be loud without speaking, and this is just the top for that. Brunch, here I come.
Some final items I’ve been looking into are jeans, like these H&M skinnies, these Mango push-ups, and these Mango cropped skinnies. I only have 3 pairs of skinnies in my closet, each in a different wash and all have a slightly different fit. Plus, I can never have enough denim.
And that’s that, ladies and gents! Have I missed anything else perfect from any other April New In sections? Let me know!