Lest we forget, this is what a sunny day in England looks like. We have just got back from a few blissful days in the South of France to (surprise, surprise...) cloudy, rainy, grey old London. It seems that each month we seem to breaking a new weather record since records began, either for it being the wettest Spring ever; or the coldest Summer ever; or for the most rainfall fallen in a month ever; or the worst storms and floods ever; or the least sunshine shone ever; or just the worst of the whole freaking lot of it altogether! Ever! So here's photographic evidence, taken last weekend, that there is the odd day of respite.
Maybe it is my advancing years and proportionately decreasing concern about what others think of what I wear, but my trousers keep on getting louder. Ever since I first ventured into my first pair of printed trousers in a look-at-me leopard print, I am now the proud owner of a growing collection of trousers requiring some volume control. This season if you were on the hunt for statement trousers you were spoilt for choice, especially if you love floral prints and a more tailored cut.
In my twenties and early thirties I would never have contemplated wearing printed trousers. Maybe it was because there just weren't any nice ones at the time. The closest I got was way back in the late eighties when I owned a couple of pairs of printed jeans (a trend I note is also back this summer), one covered in small white diamonds and the other in a pinstripe. While I now prefer my jeans print free, when it comes to trousers the sky is fast becoming the limit. They're just kind of fun to wear. You do get weird looks - some people looked at my legs like they were two aliens that had just landed from outer space, especially the runners in the park in their Lycra leggings and track suits. But that's all part of the fun.
Of course you can tone the volume down by wearing some plain basics on top in neutral colours to let your fancy pants get all the limelight as I did here. But I do think the head-to-toe print outfits, either in a matching floral print top and trousers, or the matching pyjama coordinates a la Stella McCartney and Hermione De Paula that have been all the rage this season are great fun too. You only live once! I also have the top in this same hummingbird and cherry blossom print from Oasis. I'm even contemplating wearing them together!
Am I feeling visible in these? Very! Head over to Not Yet Dead Style to check out the other ladies on Visible Monday.
Bird Print Trousers: Oasis; Nude Leather jacket: Topshop; White t-shirt; Cos; Espadrilles: Spain; Bag: Michael by Michael Kors.