This month's inspiration comes from the hope that the weather will stop being so awful and actually turn into spring soon. For May inspiration it's a mix & match of items I need to invest in and new pieces that will inject newness to any wardrobe. As always I like to bring a range of styles and prices from stores I love. So let's get into his months most lusted for trend pieces.

northern magpie, vans, may inspiration, joey taylor

This season it's all about bold garish colour ways, taking colour blocking to a new level. For me I am feeling this mustard or marigold colour, but in luxe fabrics such as silks and sheen based fabrics. It's all about being bold with this colour by purchasing the full suit or if you aren't feeling that, a simple silk top will sit perfectly against some washed Levi 501 jeans.

northern magpie, stripes, joey taylor

The wicker bag is a fun trend I've seen building for sometime and thought the best way to feature a handbag like this is for summer outfits. They are not the most practical everyday piece instead this item is great for a weekend look. Making sure the bag doesn't look to fussy. I have picked out a a star clutch bag as a fun going out bag that would go with an all white look or a high summer wedding.

I bloody love my Adidas Gazelles trainers, so much so the tread has worn pretty much flat on them. So instead of repurchasing them I want to try another style and go for the Old Skool Vans. They are such a classic pair that can set off a casual look. These trainers would be my go-to for everyday wear, perfect with a pair of jeans and a white tee.

northern magpie, marigold, joey taylor, jeans

This trend never goes away but every season the high street keeps coming up with new ideas of how to reinvent the stripe. Personally I love this as any stripes item within my wardrobe goes along way. I am loving these culottes from Topshop as a great piece to wear as part of a work wardrobe or casually with a palin white t-shirt

northern magpie, straw bag, wicker bag, joey taylor

Spring summer is always a great time to experiment with trends and the high street and brands cover the key trends so well, it would be rude not to try them out. What trends do you like here? Have you seen a trend you want to experiment with?

Joey x