Layering Mixed Patterns: A Boyfriend Shirt & Palazzo Pants

Mixed patterns
Mixed patterns
Mixed patterns
Hydra Jewellery necklaceBrown aviator sunglasses
Some days I find myself wanting to slob out in a smart way for work, if such a thing is possible – so layering a massive patterned boyfriend shirt and my trusty blue palazzo pants seemed like the way to go this week. I think it’s perfectly okay not to bow to the pressure of having to wear figure-flattering clothes every day; who says we can only do that on days off at home in our sweats? I guess my waist is still there, with a bit of décolletage too – that’s good enough, isn’t it?!

Adorning my aforementioned décolletage is the prettiest birdcage necklace that was a gift from my sister – it was made by local jewellery designer Hydra Jewellery who make necklaces, rings and bracelets using delicate nature-inspired images behind drops of glass.

Just to let you all know I have another special week of posts coming up – it was Vintage Week last week, and next week will be Wedding Week on the blog (ideas for dressing as a guest, not a bride)! It kicks off on Sunday with a massive giveaway: £250 to spend at Damsel in a Dress which would be PERFECT for a wedding outfit. Don’t miss it, my lovelies…!

Catherine x
Shop my look!

Shirt: Vero Moda, Pants: Oasis, T-shirt: Unknown, Heels: Nine West (can’t believe these are still available somewhere, and so cheap!!), Sunnies: New Look, Belt: Steve Madden, Hair cuff: Accessorize

Linking up to:

Share Your Style Saturdays at Claire Justine oxox
Monday Bloom at DC in Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
Creative Mondays at Claire Justine oxox
Yolo Mondays at Still Being Molly
Wardrobe Wednesdays at Kiwi Women’s Style
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy


  1. May 26, 2013 / 6:56 am

    I agree! I don't things need to be figure flattering in order to feel good

    • May 26, 2013 / 6:57 am

      Typing on my phone – not going well. 🙂 anyway, you look fantastic!

  2. May 25, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Again the perfect Catherine-look! It is amazing how you know your unique style and colours.
    You look gorgeous and definitely you have a fabulous waist!

    Lady of Style

    • May 26, 2013 / 10:21 am

      Oh Annette thank you – I do like my waist, hence I think me still pulling the outfit in with a belt…! x

  3. May 25, 2013 / 12:19 am

    Love those trousers – I am searching for similar and I'm crazy for the look. You're a movie star! xoxo

    • May 26, 2013 / 10:20 am

      Bless you, Patti!!!!!!!! Thank you, what a wonderful compliment!!!

  4. May 24, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I agree with Kelsey… the mix is perfection!

  5. May 24, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    I love the trousers. I struggle so much to find lovely trousers like that because of my height,

    • May 26, 2013 / 10:20 am

      Surely you're quite tall, Louise – you look tall in your photos…! xx

  6. May 24, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Catherine, that first photo *gasp* is pure magic. I love how you experiment with different prints and texture.

    • May 26, 2013 / 10:19 am

      Awww thanks Marlene – though I can't take the credit for the photography! xx

  7. May 24, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    ok my ALL TIME FAVORITE outfit you have ever worn! the palazzo pant and the shirt top, wow so amazing! you rocked this outfit and I LOVE IT!

    • May 26, 2013 / 10:18 am

      Kelsey you are such a love – thank you!!!!! You always leave such lovely comments xoxo

    • May 26, 2013 / 9:36 am

      Comfy it definitely was… no overtight skinny jeans that day! Thank you Andrea x

  8. May 24, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Ah this is printed perfection my dear, love that oversized shirt and the looser proportions of this look! Amazing 🙂

    Take care and have a good weekend,
    Daniella xox

    • May 26, 2013 / 9:35 am

      Daniella thank you – I was a little inspired by your loose layering skills… nowhere near as expertly done as your fabulous outfits, but I had a go!! x

  9. May 24, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    what a cool outfit and what a super cute necklace 🙂 I love the sunglasses too!

    Ila x

    • May 26, 2013 / 9:30 am

      I kinda feel the same, Macie – I always have to wear heels with them! Thanks hun x

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