Sunday, 16 March 2014

thoughts on style




For as long as I can remember, I've always loved clashing patterns and quirky details when it comes to clothing; I've never really followed trends and have been buying vintage pretty much forever. It all just seemed to work well together; mixing my beloved old-lady knits with thrifted dresses - the effect was a little chaotic but suited me just fine. Lately though, I've found myself leaning towards simpler things; a decent Breton top, voluminous shift dresses and tunics, and tapered ankle-grazing trousers. The truth is, having a school-age child has put a whole new spin on things - mornings now are a mad rush crammed with baths and breakfasts, coercion and bribery, and I just don't have time to stand in front of the wardrobe, staring vacantly and wondering if three different patterns is a bit much.

I still love the quirky details though; a statement necklace here, a printed scarf there, and not to mention the possibility of hats and shoes. I've been pinning loads of new things lately, and seem particularly drawn to COS - a little bit like Toast, but more in my price range! 

11 comments:

  1. i LOVE that jumper! it looks fantastic on you too.

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  2. oh, that deer shirt!! I am in love x

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  3. love this post, clashing prints are my fav too! I love bright colours, you look fantastic x

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  4. love the deer shirt! and i've always loved clashing prints :)

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  5. These patterns are STRIKING together. I'm inspired.

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  6. I love that these patterns clash but really work together at the same time - the print on the collar is too cute :) Love it

    Laura x

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  7. I also love a clashing pattern. I tend to opt for a patterned dress or skirt, a solid top, and then a pattered scarf!

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  8. I can see you wearing all of that. Cos is apparently the vintage of the future because it's so well designed and made (according to the Hemingways ;-) xx

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  9. I love your clashing prints! I can totally relate to not having the time in the morning though x

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  10. I definitely go through stages with my style, when I am busy or tired I tend to go for simple. Love your pattern mix!

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