This week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is florals - yesterday was the Spring Equinox for the northern hemisphere so it seemed only fitting to welcome in spring this way!
I'm wearing a slightly different styled version of the same mixed florals outfit I wore to welcome in spring last year. The same floral top and floral leggings have been paired with my longline blazer and the same coral heels I wore with my 'Neapolitan ice cream' outfit a couple of weeks ago, and I like how the muted camel colour of the blazer tones down the loudness of the florals somewhat. Though I did stay true to my colourful style and added those bright heels... You can't keep a colour addict completely tied down!
I DID STAY TRUE TO MY COLOURFUL STYLE AND ADDED THOSE BRIGHT HEELS... YOU CAN'T KEEP A COLOUR ADDICT COMPLETELY TIED DOWN
I'm always aware that pattern mixing does scare a lot of people, and while I wouldn't necessarily recommend going all out to begin with by wearing a top and trousers in two wildly different patterns, but wearing two versions of the same pattern in different (but coordinating) colourways does work. Though you don't have to go for co-ords from the same brand if you don't want to - try a pair of patterned trousers with a dark background and team them with a patterned top with a light background. Simply make sure at least one, preferably two, colours in both patterns match and you'll find they harmonise beautifully.
I always believe spring and summer is the time to be braver - and get bolder.
Don't forget to add your outfits to this week's link up: Scroll down for all the details, I look forward to seeing what you link up!
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George at Asda leggings SS15 c/o (love these blue floral print trousers) | George at Asda top SS15 c/o (this floral shell top would work beautifully with the trousers I suggested) | ASOS blazer (I like this taupe lightweight long coat) | ASOS heels (I like these peach pointed high heels) | Yosa 'The Catherine' bag c/o | ASOS oversized round sunglasses | Maybelline Superstay nail polish 'Modern in Mauve'
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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!
So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll 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!
This is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I'm a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed - it's only fair to others linking up!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 28 MARCH IS ANYTHING GOES
(because it's Easter Monday)
(because it's Easter Monday)
Please be a good sport and do the following...1. Follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb via Bloglovin or Instagram
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