I'm a Fashion Expert With Classic Taste—Here's Everything on My New-Season Wish List


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It’s that in-between time of year when it’s neither hot nor cold, but every ray of sun inspires creative styling. Truth is, as confusing as it may be, it’s an inspirational season and one of hope. The blooms are burgeoning in their cotton-candy pinks, colours are emerging in shop windows and I'm heading in the direction of summer sun, so my mind is firmly in summer mode. The comfortable settling of seasons means we can now experiment with our sartorial choices a tad more and be reunited with pieces that have been in storage boxes for months on end. My summer fashion switchover is well and truly underway (it had been slightly prematurely) and I’m welcoming some of my most-loved pieces back into the fold. This is the time of year when I assess my current collection, reintroducing older pieces and considering which items are lacking or need to be re-homed. Can you tell I’m feeling inspired? These picks are all high on my wish list for May. As always, material and quality are factors I highly prioritise, as are classic shapes I know I’ll wear for years to come! Keep scrolling for the summer items I have on my May wish list, whilst the weather plays catch up!

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Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities. She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist. Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne. She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.