Although the weather may still not be entirely sure what it wants to do, with the clocks going forward we can officially say we've stepped into British Summer Time and the arrival of spring. Naturally, that means a new wardrobe – as if we needed an excuse to spend money on those seasonal essentials.
Warmer weather (a maybe slightly tenuous statement for the UK) usually indicates the need for lighter clothing. From dresses to the classic jeans and a T-shirt combo, our day-to-day outfits can start to feel a little plain. However, that's where accessories come in – spring's answer to the much-loved art of autumn/winter layering.
My Favourite Voucher Codes are swapping out their cardigans and coats, buttoned down shirts, and collar and jumper styling for accessories that'll add points of interest to your spring and summer looks. And with the help of the Debenhams discount codes in their Spectacular Event, there's up to 40% off women's clothing and accessories.
Keep the Sun off & Accessories with Statement Headwear
Styling Tips: Whether you want to keep the sun or hair out of your eyes, headwear is the must-have accessory for spring and summer. As well as the classic wide brim floppy hat trend that continues to dominate the warmer month trends, we're also bursting with excitement over the new hair accessory revolutionising an effortless updo – silk headscarves.
Our Picks: If you want a instant chic look, you can't really go wrong with J by Jasper Conran's Black Contrast Bow Trim Floppy Hat. Now just £17.60, down from £22, add a touch of mystery with this absolute steal.
Our top pick, though? We love the Mantaray headbands, available in a pack of 2, including a simple red design and – if you're looking to add some colour – a gorgeous floral pink and orange print with hints of a more muted blue. Only £9.60, save 20% on this multi-pack and find your new summer do.
What is the Perfect Scarf for Spring/Summer?
Styling Tips: We may be begrudgingly packing away the woolly scarves after their, honestly, emotional support through the wintry months, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye altogether to your favourite accessory. Simply opt for a more lightweight scarf, ideal for those difficult days of in between weather where it's not cold, but it's definitely not warm. Tie like a neckerchief or wrap once over a leather jacket.
Our Picks: Animal print certainly made a lot of noise (or roars) last season and it doesn't look as though it's stopping anytime soon. That's why we think the Principles Natural Leopard Print scarf is the perfect accessory to transition into spring. Save £2, now only £10.
If you want something a bit more tame, the foil gold pineapple print on khaki green by Oasis still offers a bit of fun whilst being a touch more understated. Get 20% off in the Debenhams Spectacular Event and buy now for £12.80, down from £16.
The 'It' Bag for the Warmer Months
Styling Tips: When it comes to spring and summer, we think of picnics and beach trips. That calls for a Mary Poppins special. Think structured tote bags and – yes, you've guessed it – beach bags. Roomy and oversized, tick off sun cream, a towel and some snacks – all with room to spare, of course!
Our Picks: We love a bit of monochrome, not to mention the rope handle detail on this Dorothy Perkins beach bag, down to £15.40. Slouchy in style, it's ideal for a relaxed afternoon soaking up the sun.
Channel those picnic vibes in a different way. A year on, we're still all about that gingham print, whether it's a dress, shoes or, hey, even a sophisticated bag. Travelling light? We think the 'Ella' Grab Bag by Faith is beautiful, offering the option of a crossbody strap depending on how you wish to style it.
The Cool Factor with an Essential Pair of Sunglasses
Styling Tips: The perfect duo with your floppy wide brim sun hat, feel like an A-lister with a pair of oversized sunglasses – a style which will never go out of style. Fancy something a bit more quirky ready for the festival season? We loved a really rounded frame or a funky coloured lens.
Our Picks: Want the best of both worlds? Go oversized and enjoy this pink to green ombre lens cat eye frame by Faith, now with 10% off and costing just £12.60. Or completely blackout with Beach Collection's pair of oversized frames with a crystal embellishment on the sides for that extra glitzy element. Down from £16, pay just £14.40. What a bargain!
Tie it All Together with the Perfect Belt this Spring
Styling Tips: Cinch in your waist wearing your pick for your favourite summer dress, or tuck a tee into jeans and add something extra to your outfit with a belt. It's the gift that really does keep on giving, automatically bringing an outfit to life and highlighting all your best bits.
Our Picks: With a nod to Gucci with its double circle fastening (and that all important leopard print obsession of ours), complete your outfit with the Miss Selfridge leopard print belt. With a 20% discount, it can be yours for £9.60. Meow!
A real statement addition to your wardrobe, we also think the Mantaray pack of two set with a black and brown option should be going straight into your Debenhams basket. Get 2 belts for £9!
With Debenhams voucher codes and the always fantastic money saving events going on, there's plenty of opportunity to invest in your seasonal wardrobe at a fraction of the price. And with these easy accessories, you can easily transform your autumn/winter wardrobe just in time for the spring weather the My Favourite Voucher Codes team are crossing their fingers for.
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 3rd April 2019.