What to Wear: Spring time stripes

This morning’s what-to-wear is a basic item, but it’s fresh and spring like with its nautical stripes and more importantly given the abysmal weather we’ve been experiencing of late, it’s on the warmer side of spring appropriate clothing.

It’s also (whisper it) a bargain.


Jumper // Jeans – Citizens of Humanity (old) // Flats – Dune (old) // Bangle // Bayswater //

I spotted this striped jumper in H&M a couple of weeks ago and pounced on it. I do like loose clothes, they’re flattering, comfortable and easy to wear (aside from the regular jeans I’ve paired it with here, I’ve teamed it with my cobalt blue jeans and of course the pink trousers too already.) I’d been keeping my eyes peeled for a couple of summer sweaters as we’re heading off on holiday soon and the San Francisco weather could be quite cool when we arrive stateside, so I don’t want to be caught out.



I love the bell shaped sleeves, the over-sized shape (I’m wearing a medium,) and the cute gold buttons on the shoulders of this jumper. For a bargain £19.99 I snapped it up in a hurry. Perfect for shopping! I also added to my enamel bangle collection with the cream and grey pyramid bangle I’m wearing here, also a bargain £6.99.

Totally not the point of this post but the star of the pictures, is my rather lovely birthday (and forthcoming anniversary!) present from Pete too, my gorgeous hot fuschia Bayswater. I’m loving the colour pop against the navy and cream outfit.

Form an orderly queue then ladies with a crisp £20 in hand…

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS, Want to see more ways to wear this jumper? I featured it in my Paris packing tips for Michelle over on Pocketful of Dreams.
PPS, big thanks to my sister for stepping in as my photographer for these shots. I think she did rather well :)

23 thoughts on “What to Wear: Spring time stripes

  1. I’ve a Uniqlo striped tunic that I’ve been wearing lots this spring, especially over pink skinnies. Great gift – look forward to seeing it on these pages again.

  2. Oh I do love a Breton stripe, I have a few pieces I’ve collected over the years that still make appearances as its such a classic look! I’m also a huge bayswater fan, I have it in black and again although its not cheap it’s such a classic that I think I’ll get years of use from it {cost per use ladies, cost per use!}.
    Xx

  3. Funnily enough I saw a woman just this morning carrying a fuchsia Bayswater and thought ‘that puts my boring brown Bayswater to shame!’ beautiful…. Love the jumper too though find stripes v unflattering on me (no waist…)

  4. Whilst the stripey jumper is indeed lovely and fills my nautical fashion quota, I actually squeaked when I saw your Bayswater. Please can we have a seperate post all about The Bag please?!

    xoxo

  5. Love the jumper – and I have a literal obsession with anything with bell sleeves.

    And I hate pink but I love your colour-pop Bayswater against it. I know I’m very much in a minority with the pink-hating but as a redhead, you learn to fear and mistrust it practically from birth!

  6. Forget the jumper (although it is lovely!!)… I am alllllll about that bag. It is beautiful. Pete did VERY well with your gift!

    Currently lusting after the new AW12 Mulberry Zig Zag bag in black – decided against the ‘grey’ Alexa as it was not quite the right shade for me!!

    xoxo

  7. Nice top- Love stripes. LOVE the bayswater even more, I have the same one in Oak and have worn it pretty much every single day for work and play since I bought it just over a year ago. I love the classic look of the oak and the fact that it goes with everything, but I do like the funky pink colour of yours, and whilst they are so gorgeous fresh and new, I do love how the leather ages. Beautiful bags!

    • Holly, I agree about how well they age -my beautiful emerald green Mulberry Mitzy is getting softer and slouchier with age and I love it more and more!!

  8. Love the jumper (and the bag, of course) and definitely considering it with some coloured trousers that you keep going on about – in a good way of course ;o)

    When are you going to San Francisco? We’re going there for the first time this month! Can’t wait.

    xxx

  9. I love this outfit – it looks cosy but has just the right amount of spring-y-ness about it :) Plus the Bayswater is gorgeous!
    I really enjoyed your feature for “Pocketful of Dreams”, is there any chance you’ll be doing a “What to Wear” on workwear soon? I’m just asking as I’m finishing my PhD soon and have to give a presentation to a room full of (mostly older, male) academic types and my wardrobe seems to consist of jeans/clothing that I wouldn’t be taken seriously in (a fine mix of oversized jumpers and vest tops…) – any help would be welcomed! x

  10. Yikes am so behind on your posts, haven’t had a chance to read them properly apart from a quick flick via Flipboard (thanks for the recommendation!) as baby has been ill. Just wanted to say that I LOVE your Mulberry, such a gorgeous colour, Pete did good!! I am rather green with envy, I do love my brown Bayswater but in hindsight I wish I’d opted for the same size as yours as the smaller one doesn’t quite hold everything I need most of the time…..maybe that’s an excuse to buy a new one…best get saving!! Loving the stripy jumper too :-)

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