The payday shopping edit: spring 2020
Indulge in the perfect get-ready for spring splurges: from radiance-revealing make-up to the best loafers in town – here are the fashion and beauty icons to give your wardrobe, face and body a refresh
Bucket bags have been a must-have for a few summers now, and it’s easy to see how the relaxed style seems to go so well with the wardrobes of warmer days. That’s not to say a bucket has to be kept for fair weather entirely – the right style will see you through all seasons.
1 Loewe Balloon medium leather bag, buy here for £2,100. 2 Arket nylon bucket bag in dark green, buy it here for £55. 3 Mango black leather bucket bag, buy it here for £79.99. 4 Whistles x Mlouye tan lantern bag, buy it here for £329.
1. Biossance Squalane Vitamin C Rose Oil, £61
The company has a blacklist of over 2,000 toxic ingredients. What it does include, however, is squalane and rose oil to lock in moisture and a clear complexion and it can be used with foundation to add an extra hit of glow.
2. Ilapothecary Beat the Blues Shower & Bath Oil, £31
This has just joined the net-a-porter.com ‘net sustain’ initiative and it has not only been consciously crafted – but its heady uplifting aroma is divine to use.
3. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum, £22.50
This has a serum consistency, and is formulated with camellia, rose and lavender oils, along with collagen filling spheres to plump and moisturise.
Forget dainty and delicate, this season bling is the thing as chunky gold chains look set to dominate. This look is all about contrasts: add edge to a blazer and open-necked shirt for work or offset the prettiness of a lace-trimmed vest when off duty.
1 All Blues Double chain in gold vermeil, buy here for £500. 2 Urban Outfitters multi-layer chain necklace, buy here for £14. 3 Topshop chunky chain necklace, buy here for £15. 4 All Saints Camila necklace, buy here for £128.
1. Chanel Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops, £34.20
Creates a natural rosy radiance and boosts hydration with flower oils.
2. Lime Crime Liquid Hi-Lite, £17.60
The pigment-rich formulas from Lime Crime mean you use less product – just a little dab gives high-wattage face gloss.
3. Benefit High Beam Highlighter, £15.50
The original super highlighter has had an upgrade. There’s new sleeker packaging with an easy-to-use doe foot spongy applicator, and it’s at a lower price point.
A wardrobe of jackets is inevitably a good investment in London, where you can experience four seasons in a week. Not to be overlooked is a lightweight jacket that, with the right layers, will take you from spring to autumn. A neutral colour can be easily mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe, while workwear-inspired patch pockets perfect the smart casual formula.
1 Studio Nicholson single-breasted technical twill blazer, buy here for £625. 2 Arket Utility blazer in blue, buy here for £115. 3 Uniqlo washed-jersey work jacket, buy here for £34.90. 4 Selected Homme Brown popper lightweight jacket, buy here for £89.99.
1. Murdock Charcoal Body Soap, £14
The perfect detoxifying pep-you-up start to your day.
2. Madara Charcoal Detox Soap, £8.95
This has the aroma of a tranquil forest lake surrounded by pine trees.
3. Dior Eau Sauvage Soap, £40
This ultra-sudsy charcoal-loaded soap not only has a feel-good fragrance but is also one of the chicest skin-cleansing slabs out there.
It’s tempting to start baring your ankles at the merest hint of sun, but take the plunge too early and you risk them turning blue. If you can’t resist a pair of loafers (and these are pretty alluring) be sure to add a pair of socks or tights until spring has truly sprung.
1 Joseph crocodile-effect leather collapsible-heel flats, buy here for £365. 2 Jigsaw Dylan soft leather loafers, buy here for £98. 3 Warehouse square-toe ballet flats, buy here for £55. 4 Hobbs Luna loafers in chocolate, buy here for £169.
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