What to Wear: Island Blue

It feels like a long time since I talked about patterned trousers and it has taken me this long to find the right pair for me. Initially I didn’t want to make the investment when I felt the trend might be short lived but judging by the coming seasons trends, there will still be a lot of statement making legs around.

Trousers, Topshop // Top, French Connection // Boots, Belle Sigerson Morrison (at The Outnet) // Bag, Mulberry // Earrings, Accesorize.

I spotted this pair in the Topshop sale for the princely sum of ten whole english pounds and loved the print – it reminds me of holidays and summer with that perfect blue that you see houses painted in on the Greek Islands. The print itself has a tropical feel almost but is abstract enough to avoid a Hawaiian look.

I knew from the off that it was going to be perfect paired with white and then spotted the earrings I wore with it in the Accessorize sale. The pop of aqua just adds to that holiday feel. I wore it on this occasion out to dinner with Pete and my Sister, taking my navy sparkle Whistles jumper with me to layer up if it got cooler. Originally however it was one of the outfits I chose for the Dream. Find. Do. shoot.

Have you branched into patterned trousers yet this season? (I have to confess, I’ve bought another winter appropriate pair since this one, look out for it here soon…)


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10 thoughts on “What to Wear: Island Blue

  1. I love this outfit! Tyra Banks would say you look “fierce” in the first photo 🙂
    Hadn’t really given much thought to this tend, but pairing the trousers with the other neutral items is fab and let’s them shine. Maybe I’ll have a wee rummage around my local Topshop this weekend 🙂 x

  2. I’m absolutely LOVING patterned trousers at the moment! I’ve got two pairs (one Topshop and the other H&M) and am looking to invest in some more work friendly ones for the winter. Only problem I find is due to my height I tend to go for the cropped/three-quarter length ones as I find it incredibly difficult to get trousers that fit AND are the right length (curses of being tall!)

    Catherine xxx

  3. I’ve fancied some nice patterned trousers for ages but the like you have been a bit reluctant to invest in them or lusted after the polka dot topshop pair that came in and sold out in a flash. I’m intrigued about the M&S purchase!


  4. Definitely intrigued by the M&S pair – show us soon?

    Still don’t think this is a trend I could make work for me, not brave enough I think

  5. You are so stylish I am in awe.

    Not a look I would feel confident in in a million years. News flash….I ALMOST bought skinny jeans (see where I am….do you??!)

  6. Great choice. And a lovely fit too. I struggle to find a tapered leg that fits nicely as my calves are a little ‘muscular’. Still holding on to some of that post-baby weight four months later! (Yep…gonna blame the little one!)

    I bought a similar pair from Oasis. However, upon changing into them after taking bubba swimming, my mother (who met us in café after) mentioned that the combination of pattern, shape and sheen verged on that of the pyjama variety. Looking closely, I realised that yes…I looked like a slummy mummy who hadn’t quite managed to dress herself, let alone her child that morning.

    That clothing incident aside, I am actually a fan of the printed pant and if I had the budget and the current opportunity to wear them more than once, I would choose these: http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/312109

    ps…if you click on the little video link when it shows the pants…I would team it with those other items too. I love the whole outfit!

    Alas, I do not have that budget at present, so would probably opt for these instead: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-W2012/269187/885032/PRINTED%20TROUSERS%20WITH%20CONTRASTING%20WAIST

    • These are quite ‘pjyama like’ Samantha – I think the tapered (and actually elasticated at the back) ankle and pleated front at the top saves them from that, but I would never wear them without heels for example!

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