Prints Charming

Clashing prints and denim jeans

Long-time readers will know that I love my prints. From floral trousers to vintage sundresses, my wardrobe is choc-full of colour and print.

Recently I’ve been drawn to simpler, more minimalistic (for me, at least) clothing combinations, mostly due a relative new obsession with denim. Barley a week has gone by when I haven’t reached for these Paige Denim jeans – they’re just so comfortable, fit like a dream and go with everything I own.

At the weekend I wanted to wear them for an afternoon stroll to the Castro but, tired of feeling too casual, I decided to throw my love of prints into the mix as well. This outfit strikes a balance for me between all-out print and colour clashing and the ‘easier’ dressing I’ve favoured of late.

The yellow floral print top and kimono are both old season finds from Zara, while the burnt orange silk headscarf is one of the many I’ve inherited over the years from Grandma Ship-Shape. I’ve been experimenting with tying it in different ways recently and if you’re after an easy headscarf tutorial, Keiko Lynn has a great one here.

I finished the look with a slick of Topshop’s Rio Rio on the lips, in an attempt to bring it all together – what do you think? Are you a fan of print clashing?

Blue ‘Verdugo’ jeans –  Paige Denim via Nordstrom Rack / Yellow floral print top – Zara / Floral kimono – c/o Zara, Cabot Circus / Red leather satchel – c/o Dr Martens / Orange silk headscarf – vintage / Tan Chelsea boots – c/o Topshop, Cabot Circus

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  1. June 3, 2015 / 4:30 am

    Love this outfit SJ, you pull of yellow so well and I LOVE the headscarf too, I’m going to check out the tutorial.

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Laura! That headscarf tutorial is easy peasy – plus if you want more inspiration I’ve found loads of inspiration on Pinterest :)

  2. June 3, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I love this outfit, that shade of yellow is perfect on you!

    Maria xxx

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Maria!

  3. June 4, 2015 / 3:20 am

    Lovely pictures! That top is really pretty – love the colour and print. :)

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Thank you Lauren, it’s one of my faves :)

  4. June 4, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I love print clashing, at the moment I’m wearing a striped t-shirt with a floral scarf. I really like the mix of prints you’ve got going on in your outfit, and I especially like the headscarf. I’ve not worn a headscarf recently and this is kind of tempting me! xo

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Stripes and florals – YES! I need to try that look myself :) You should definitely give the headscarf a go! I have a selection of old vintage ones that I often forget about but whenever I wear one I think I should wear them more often :) x

  5. June 4, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I love this outfit SJ! I wish i could pull off a headscarf as well as you but I just end up looking silly :(

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thanks Niki! I’m sure there’s a headscarf style out there for you, too! x

  6. June 8, 2015 / 6:43 am

    I love a bit of print mixing! Such a cute look, your headscarf is just adorable. Once you go premium denim, it’s hard to go back to the highstreet…

    • SJ
      July 11, 2015 / 10:53 am

      Thanks Tara! I’m tempted by Topshop denim while I’m over in Blighty but I think these Paige ones may have spoiled me :)

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