Okay so the heatwave is over: We’re back to grey skies and only bursts of warm sunshine. And some rain. What we’d normally expect in June, in other words…!
The abstract-pattern trousers I’m wearing today are a pair I’ve had my eye on for absolutely AGES (of course it being June it means summer sales, so hellooooo fantastic bargains). They’re from French Connection so were originally quite pricey at £80, but I saw they were reduced to just £24 and had my size… I’ll take one pair, thank you very much indeed (French Connection sales are always good). I think I’d held off because I have a lot of bold, patterned trousers – I didn’t exactly need a pair. But they’re cotton and have a tapered leg so are nice and voluminous round the bum and hip area… perfect for my large waist-to-hip ratio, and nice and cool for summer.
And they’re just fun – what better reason is there?!
Annoyingly I needed a jacket as the vest top just wasn’t enough to keep me warm, so I went with my white cutout jacket that I don’t wear all that often because the weather has to be just right for it. It’s scuba fabric so tends to keep you quite warm, but if there’s a chilly breeze you get cold because of all the holes in it (never satisfied, me). I got the jacket a couple of years ago from Asos, but if you’re looking for something similar French Connection has this one in the sale – a lot less than half price, too.
So this weekend was perfect scuba-fabric-jacket-with-holes-in-it-wearing weather. That’s how they actually announced it on the TV weather forecast, I promise ya 😉
SHOP THE LOOK:
I know some people shy away from wearing such a bold print, but if that’s you then just keep the other pieces simple and go for colour blocking. Picking out the colours in the pattern is always a good idea. Although my trousers didn’t have yellow in them it was a nice contrast to the red and purple, and the white jacket and black espadrilles complimented the black and white bits.
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Another quick mention for the espadrilles: I first wore these a few weeks ago (again when the weather wasn’t so nice!) – I talked about them being the perfect summer shoe to wear with flares. It seems they work just as well with tapered trousers, and they’ll probably suit every other trouser style as well. I have a feeling my espadrille collection is going to rise upwards from three rather rapidly this year…!
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