My Favourite Spring Outfits (With SS17 Shopping Links) #iwillwearwhatilike

My favourite spring outfits to shop | Not Dressed As Lamb

Happy Easter Monday! I hope you’ve managed to enjoy your long weekend and not stuffed yourself silly with chocolate…?!

I thought the #iwillwearwhatilike link up should still go ahead, but as we’re well into Spring 2017 now I’ve looked back over some of my favourite spring outfits from the last couple of years for some outfit inspiration. As pretty much none of these items are available any longer it seemed only right that I do a bit of research and see how you could recreate these looks for SS17.

Many of the shapes and silhouettes that are around at the moment can be translated into these looks with a little tweak here and there. Basically they’ve all been updated – I hope you find something that you like and can work into your wardrobe… spring going into summer is my absolute favourite time of the year (May is just the BEST month), so a little retrospective of this season it always a joy for me!

I did take a little break from choosing my favourite outfits from last week, but don’t worry normal service will resume next Monday. Scroll down to add your outfits to this week’s link up and enjoy the rest of your long weekend!


Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, black lace up pointed flats, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch

1. Pink fluff and pattern

Original post: The Crazy Housewife Look: A Fluffy Pink Cardigan and Paisley Joggers



SS16 pastel bright stripes, mustard yellow trousers, coral heels | Not Dressed As Lamb

2. Bright pastels and bold heels

Original post: How to Wear Pastels, Brights and Winter White (and Look Towards Spring)








Spring style | Straw fedora, Breton stripes, chinos and multi coloured sneakers

3. Super casual chinos and stripes

Original post: Simple Spring Style of Straw Hat, Sneakers and Stripes







SS16 Style: M&S Archive by Alexa ruffled Harry blouse, distressed boyfriend jeans, black biker jacket, orange tote, pointed two-tone flats | Not Dressed As Lamb

4. Ruffles and distressed denim for town

Original post: How to Style the Archive by Alexa Ruffled Blouse








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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

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The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!

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CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!

To get yourself featured next week, make sure you’ve included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!


  1. 28 April 2017 / 9:06 am

    Great post you look gorgeous. I loved Bright pastels and bold heels really very nice. surely gonna try them. Thanks for sharing such an amazing information.
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  2. 20 April 2017 / 12:58 pm

    The last one is my favourite – the mix of edgy leather and distressed denim with the ruffles and elegant shoes is fab. I really like the second outfit too, and I have some mustard trousers just like those – they are more versatile than I imagined 🙂

    Emma xxx

  3. 19 April 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I will link back next Sunday to get you more exposure. In the meantime: pretty good examples of outfits for this in-between time. I have actually gone to my Outfit Gallery and selected some 15 outfits, copied the pictures to a Word document and saved that as Spring oitfits 2017. Ever so handy when I don't know what to wear.

  4. 19 April 2017 / 2:30 am

    May just might be my favourite month, too, dearest Catherine; it means that summer is right around the corner…and it's also Robin's and my wedding anniversary month!! 🙂 And how fun is it that my linkup look includes both some yellow like your first outfit…and a moto jacket like your last!! P.S. Still in love with your "crazy housewife" ensemble!! XOXO

  5. 19 April 2017 / 12:43 am

    Catherine, I love the chinos and stripes and the distressed denim and ruffles. I am always about great looking casual outfits. But all of your outfits are lovely. – Amy

  6. 18 April 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Ditto for our homes…but classics and rock them for life! Now, only if houses could have they gorgeous red hair! -Laurel Bledsoe

  7. 18 April 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Thank you for hosting dear! I'm linking back to you HERE Hope you'll check out my latest Fashion post

  8. 18 April 2017 / 10:29 am

    Oh wow, every look here is divine, you literally suit everything and nothing yes spring like pastels! I've been buying the kids clothes and forgetting myself recently so need a spring haul. Thanks for the inspiration gorgeous lady x

  9. 18 April 2017 / 10:16 am

    ruffles and distressed denim has me like Woooooaahh! I need to recreate this look asap! Love love love it and i think i have some similar items.. (except those jeans, which i am yet to find a pair with the perfect turn up and distressing like these!)
    Thanks for hosting lovely lady

  10. 18 April 2017 / 3:48 am

    Thanks for hosting the linkup!


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  11. 18 April 2017 / 2:10 am

    I love seeing these bold colors but that leather jacket and blush top look is amazing! Totally something I need to recreate ASAP!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  12. 18 April 2017 / 1:08 am

    I love all of these spring looks Catherine–especially the one with sneakers! You know because I'm becoming a total athleisure gal with my serious collection of sneakers. I linked last week's athleisure looks. And now I'm going to the original post because I must have some zany cool sneaks like those in my collection!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  13. 17 April 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I hope you had a great Easter, Catherine!

    All great outfits! The pink coat and the outfit with the strips are my favorites.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  14. 17 April 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Springtastic! The brights are my fave x

  15. 17 April 2017 / 7:31 pm

    These are all fab looks for you Catherine, but I really like the pastels with those wonderful bright heels. Thanks for the link up and hope you had a great Easter!

    Anna x

  16. 17 April 2017 / 4:24 pm

    These looks you chose are also among my favourites of yours! Especially the first one, which is what you were wearing when I first met you 🙂 I can't even believe I'm saying this, but I'm off to explore all of your pink heel and pink jumper options above xxx

  17. 17 April 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Nothing like a colourful striped spring blouse to lift the spirits, but your last look is where I seem to be at these few days. Thanks for the linkup.

  18. 17 April 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I love your pink jacket the best.
    Thank you again for your link up and for fantastic post.

  19. 17 April 2017 / 3:06 pm

    There isn't really anything here that I don't like! My fav's are the Pinks, The Ruffles and the Grey and Striped.
    Hope you had a fab weekend Catherine xx

  20. 17 April 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Although I love the paisley joggers…and the pink heels… I love the "super casual chinos ans stripes" outfit best. So comfy looking. And the white sweater with the striped tee looks lovely with your red hair. Happy spring…even though it's barely above zero here in chilly Ottawa!

  21. 17 April 2017 / 2:24 pm

    You make an excellent point in all this Catherine. When we collect pieces we love, they don't date. There's no reason to buy a completely new wardrobe every season when you have your favourites from the year before to fall in love with all over again! #30wears

  22. 17 April 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Beautiful spring looks. My favorite look is the last one, but I really love that pink cardigan too!

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