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! 

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  1. laura redburn
    March 10, 2014 / 10:44 am

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

  2. Keri-Anne
    March 10, 2014 / 11:07 am

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

  3. fritha strickland
    March 10, 2014 / 5:42 pm

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

  4. Polly Davies
    March 10, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    love the deer shirt! and i've always loved clashing prints 🙂

  5. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    March 10, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    I love the shirt! x

  6. Circus Queen
    March 10, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    These patterns are STRIKING together. I'm inspired.

  7. Laura Side Street
    March 10, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    I love that these patterns clash but really work together at the same time – the print on the collar is too cute 🙂 Love itLaura x

  8. Lisa-Marie
    March 12, 2014 / 4:47 pm

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

  9. KatGotTheCream
    March 14, 2014 / 11:46 am

    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

  10. Lemon
    March 14, 2014 / 3:53 pm

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

  11. Style Eyes
    April 1, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    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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