There’s no better way to start spring than by arousing your senses. Awaken your wardrobe with seasonal must haves, balance your inner self with healthy food and skincare products, find calming moments with books and relaxing scents and energise your daily life with sporting activities.
We’ve listed our favourite products below to fulfil all of these senses and to find comfort and happiness throughout spring...
Pink is the colour of the season and we love this block coloured tote from LK Bennett, it comes in tan too! It wouldn’t be spring without a floral scent would it? Our go-to is Fleurs de Cerisier from L’Occitane. With notes including cherry blossom, lemon, blackcurrant and watermelon, it’s the perfect fruity fragrance. Have you tried the Naked eye shadow palettes from Urban Decay? We love their neutral tones for an everyday spring look.
Catrina Dark Pink Saffiano Leather Tote from LK Bennett (RRP £295) / Eau de Toilette Fleurs de Cerisier from L’Occitane 75ml (RRP £45) / The Naked Collection from Urban Decay (RRP from £24) / Leather Stiletto Bow Court Shoes from M&S (RRP £49.50) / Lowdown Gold Flatform Shoe From Carvela Kurt Geiger (RRP £130) / Daisy lace cut-out shirt (RRP £38), White tulle midi skirt (RRP £38) & Silver Sliders £15 all from Dorothy Perkins.
Dorothy Perkins has it spot on for seasonal fashion, their crisp whites and pops of colour are a must have wardrobe staple for spring. The pastel tones can easily fit in to every day fashion and can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re off shopping or a night out with the girls, pick something pastel to be on top of the trend. We really like the laser cut and lace detailing too and with wedding season just around the corner, these dresses make the perfect wedding guest outfit. We’d love to know how you’d style these pieces.
Lilac bardot top (RRP £26), Pink ruffle midi dress (RRP £50) all from Dorothy Perkins
Daisy lace cut-out shirt (RRP £38), White tulle midi skirt (RRP £38), Silver Sliders £15, Yellow cold shoulder frill dress (RRP £50) all from Dorothy Perkins.
Stay balanced this spring with the help of skin care from Origins and The Body Shop. Don’t forget to take your vitamin D3 too; it’s good for building healthy tones and strong teeth as well as supporting your immune system. Need a quick pick me up? Why not get yourself a smoothie from Boost? Their smoothies are full of nutritional goodness. You can find them on Lower High Street, outside The Oasis Dining Quarter. Want to learn to make something new in the kitchen? Join Lakeland for their demonstration every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from Yoghurt and Smoothies, to Soup making and spiralising. Find out more here.
M&S Nourish bowls (RRP £3.50) / Origins United State Balancing Toner 150ml from Boots (RRP £16.50) / The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-control Gel Cream 50 ML (RRP £13) / Solgar Vitamin D3 1000IU 90 Tablets from Holland and Barrett (RRP £7.69) / Boost Juice Bar (Prices from £4.65)
We all deserve moments of calm in our busy days and we know just how to achieve them. If you love reading, why not join Waterstones' monthly book club, find out more here. We’ll be going in to more detail about adding relaxing moments to our days in another blog post but until then, here’s a selection of products to de-stress.
Stress Fix range from Avada at Debenhams (from RRP £7) / Just Chamomile Foil 60 Tea Bags from T2
(RRP £15.00) / Fresh Jasmine and Linen Oil Burner Pack of Melts from Laura Ashley (RRP £5) / Spa of The World from The Body Shop (RRP from £7) / The Alchemist A Fable About Following Your Dream from Waterstones (RRP £8.99)
Now the days are getting lighter and longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and move more. You can still look stylish doing so with the picks from Cath Kidston, M&S and this amazing fitness tracker watch from Michael Kors. Getting active never looked so good!
Performance Marl Vest from M&S (RRP £15) / Michael Kors watch / Kettlebells from Argos (RRP from £3.99) / Windflower Bunch Soft Gym Bag from Cath Kidston (RRP £55) / Pewter Low Top Trainers from Kurt Geiger (RRP £119)