Checking Into Spring With Yours Clothing

The spring collection has started to arrive at Yours Clothing and it has really got me feeling excited to update my wardrobe.  There’s lots of light pink, grey and navy within the new colour palette which suits me down to the ground.

This collection is encouraging me to step away from the plain styles that I’ve been wearing a lot of in the last year and towards more patterns and details that I haven’t worn a lot of before.

The Grey and Pink Checked Longline Swing Top With Cut Out Details is a great example of this.  Checks aren’t something that I’m drawn to but the pink within this pattern really caught my eye.  A pink hue like this adds a girly touch that is perfect for heading into this transitional fashion period where I’m craving lighter colours but still pulling the darks out from my wardrobe thanks to the chill in the air.

I love how the model on the website has this piece styled with a pair of black ripped jeans, white trainers and a faux leather jacket but on my 5ft 5″ frame, I prefer to wear it as a dress with my black cotton leggings and paired with some patent leather ankle boots that I bought from Office for my graduation a few years ago.

If you want a similar look, there’s plenty in the Yours Clothing Footwear section to keep your toes warm and your outfit looking stylish.

When I first saw this top in the Sunderland store, I wasn’t too sure what to make of it; I liked it but I didn’t love it until I tried it on.  The swing shape is flattering as it skims over my body and the longline is great because it covers the bottom which means that you can wear it with leggings but it also covers my tummy.

I’m really long in the body and have a lower hanging tummy that I’ve often heard called a mothers apron.  It can mean that some tops hit me bang in the middle of it and come up too short.  Whereas everything about the shape of this swing top, or dress as I’m wearing it, is perfect and I don’t just mean the longline length.

From the long sleeves that end just shy of the wrist, which I find to look  really feminine especially when I’m wearing my pretty pink Thomas Sabo bracelet, to the cut out detail across the chest that shows a hint of subtly sexy cleavage, this top has all the shape features that I love!

When it gets to this time of the year, I end up sick of wearing winter clothes and become really impatient for the lighter, warmer days ahead.  It’s still a little bitter up here in the North East so for now, I’ll stick to wearing this swing top with my Black Faux Fur Sleeveless Cable Knit Giletalthough I hope I’ll be able to ditch the extra layer soon enough!

Another great thing about this top is that its almost a knitted jersey fabric so its a little thicker and therefore warmer than your average t shirt or swing dress.  It’ll be great for those early spring days where its too mild to wrap up but not warm enough to go bare on the arms.

Plus, I’ve always got my gilet to wear over the top.  It has to be one of my most worn pieces this past winter.  Its a really great layering piece and instantly adds warmth and style to a plain outfit, especially when accompanied by the Mulberry Lily bag that I’m carrying in this post.

I love wearing this gilet with jeans and a jumper during the day, or at night if I’m heading to the local pub for a couple of drinks.  Black is always a classic but this piece plays with different textures and faux fur, faux suede and cable knit are a gorgeous combo.


Checked Swing Top // Leggings // Faux Fur Gilet // Thomas Sabo Bracelet // Mulberry Lily Bag

How would you style this top?  What trends are you most looking forward to trying out this spring?


  1. Joanna Davis
    February 1, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I think that the top looks great on you! I love the small details from the neckline, and the way it is cropped for a little cleavage. It's good to know that it is warmer than a usual top, as well.

  2. THINK Mag
    February 1, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Lucky you! You're able to be outside wearing only that!! You also reminded me to invest in Gilet. I'll have to get a faux fur one though. I'm in Toronto and today it's 5C but it'expected to drop to -13C!!!!

  3. Nicolette Lafonseca-Hargreaves
    February 1, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    The grey and pink really suits youI love the little boots where are they from please

  4. Alison Rost
    February 2, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Time flies so fast! I cannot believer we're about to say goodbye to winter! I love that dress that you picked out and how you styled it. Everything in this outfit is lovely.

  5. Melanie Williams
    February 2, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Love the Mulberry lily bag and also those shiny patent ankle boots x

  6. Charli B
    February 2, 2018 / 11:09 am

    The top is absolutely gorgeous! I love how its a swing style top too, they're very flattering x

  7. Rhian Westbury
    February 2, 2018 / 11:36 am

    The top is absolutely lovely, I am really into grey at the moment as it's still neutral but not quite as dark x

  8. Kacie Morgan
    February 2, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I love how you paired this dress with leggings and a waistcoat jacket. I would probably go for a similar combo myself!

  9. Ching Ching
    February 2, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Wow that black Faux Fur Gilet is really perfect to complete that lovely look. We can never go wrong with black.

  10. Kirsty Ralph
    February 2, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    I really love the grey and pink checkered swing top on you. It's a fun little outfit that you've created and would be perfect for a date night x

  11. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too
    February 2, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Really like the gilet and I adore that dress with your hair!

  12. Elizabeth S
    February 2, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit! I love that dress – I want one for myself!

  13. Kara Guppy
    February 2, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I am loving your outfit, it looks flattering and comfy

  14. Dannii Martin
    February 3, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    I’m so excited to go shopping for my spring wardrobe. New boots are w must.

  15. GlamGlitzGloss
    February 4, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Love the design of the top, and the fact it's a little thicker so works for winter and spring depending on how you layer it. I love how you've styled the whole look

  16. Chilling With Lucas
    February 4, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Ooh so can’t wait for spring. I love this dress, very stylish but looks so comfy x

  17. Globalmouse
    February 5, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    That swing top is absolutely gorgeous, really different and something I would definitely love to wear. You look great.

  18. Deborah Nicholas
    February 5, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Oh that is super cute and really versatile too

  19. Leslie Hernandez
    February 5, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    OMG I am dying for spring to arrive already!! I love your outfit you look so pretty and stylish and yes perfect for spring transition 🙂

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