What I love about this time of year (apart from the weather) are the Summer sales! I especially look forward to treating myself to something from Scotch & Soda, one of my favourite brands. Last year I bought a trouser and top co-ord in a fabulous print featuring flowers and animals. This year I bought the same style of top in a bold floral print with matching pyjama style trousers.
These trousers are a looser fit than my other ones, and the fabric is thinner too. They’re perfectly cool and wafty for a warm Summer’s day. They have a zip and hook fastener, and also a tie belt which sits under the peplum style flaps (I’m not sure what else to call them!). I wanted to play on the tropical vibe of this Scotch & Soda floral print co-ord, so I added a wide headband and flower earrings. Adding the gold wedge espadrilles and sunglasses makes it look like I’m holiday…alas no, just my back garden!
These Scotch & Soda tops combine prints that I would never think to put together. If you want to try pattern mixing but are a little apprehensive, picking a garment that does it for you is a great starting point. As much as I love jumpsuits, the advantage of a co-ord is the ability to split it up. (It also makes the bathroom situation a lot easier!) I could pair the top with green or tan trousers; likewise, I could swap this top for a green or coral one.
I wore this outfit to work (minus the headband and earrings because I have to wear headphones). The orange bag is practical for work and adds another bright colour to the mix. There isn’t actually any orange in the print of the co-ord, the flowers are more of a coral pink, but somehow it works.
With the weather being a bit unpredictable I needed an extra layer in case of a shower. This green trench coat is ideal for Summer as it’s lightweight and unlined. It matches the dark green leaves in the co-ord’s print to pull the look together. A kimono would also work well for a more casual option.
Scotch & Soda trousers and top (sold out) | headband from Anthropologie (similar)| Alexia bag (from TKMaxx, old) | Clarks espadrilles (old, similar) | Ottoman Hands ring (from eBay) | earrings bought in Madeira
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