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My Spring Refresh

Spring Refresh

It may be wishful thinking but I’m sure there’s been a touch of Spring in the air these last few days. Yes, it’s been bitterly cold, but it’s certainly starting to stay lighter for longer and the sky has been, on the whole, a lovely shade of blue.

My inbox has also been filling up nicely with new season launches too. For me, however, it’s not all about wanting the latest must-haves. This spring I’ll also be looking to invest in some much loved classics.

Here’s what I’ve currently got my eye on:

1. Cos Textured Jacquard Knit Cardigan

With the exciting rumour that Cos will be opening a store in my home town of Liverpool later in the year, for now I’ll be investing in this beautiful A-line long cardigan. The navy and green running throughout their spring collection is spot on as ever, and I love the unusual textured finish on this piece too. I’ll be layering up during the colder months with a thick scarf and then wearing instead of a jacket when the weather picks up.

2. Sandqvist Doris Backpack

The new Icons range from Swedish brand Sandqvist has a sense of real luxury about it. I totally fell in love with the suede and leather Doris backpack, as well as the Marja shoulder bag, as soon as I saw them. Everything about this modern brand exudes timeless design, practical functionality as well as a nod to its Nordic heritage.

3. Hay Canopy Umbrella

What better way to beat those April showers than with this beautiful brolly? In true Hay style it’s an understated but classic design and will be super hard wearing. It’s also got a large diameter to keep you super dry and is great value for money too.

4. Hay Colour Vase

These graphic vases where everywhere in Copenhagen last summer and I am determined to have one in my life. Designed by Dutch award winning design studio, Scholten and Baijings, they come in three colours and three sizes. I’ve already earmarked a spot in my hallway where mine will be filled with welcoming spring flowers.

5. Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Mega Egg Cups

With Easter just around the corner, I’ll be adding a touch of classic Danish style to my table. I’m a huge Royal Copenhagen devotee, and for me the Blue Fluted Mega pattern is the perfect example of how a traditional historic design can be given an exciting fresh twist for a new generation of customers.

All images via the brands named above.

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