Zero Time, Max Style


4feb6955404fd1980db8520cea33bb26I am not recommending that you wear a hat. No, no, Not when the sun has finally shown its face. No, here I am merely illustrating the fact that you can totally mix and match patterns to great effect. Perhaps not quite Cara Delavigne and co at Glastonbury, but in the style of Tory Burch in the top picture? Oh yes.

You may have noticed that Alex and I both have a bit of a Thing about printed trousers. This pair are box fresh new to Topshop this week – and very natty they are, too.


Huge flower skinny trousers, £42, Topshop

Your instinct with trousers like these might be to team them with a very simple grey or white tee. Go ahead, by all means – chic, simple, very French. However, you could be bold and opt for a contrasting pattern. (I know. Call me crazy.) This, however, has the makings of the perfect t-shirt, so you’d be forgiven the investment (and will wear it with oodles of other things).

Saint James for J Crew shrunken t-shirt, £52.16

Saint James for J Crew shrunken t-shirt, £52.16

Alternatively, really shake it up with lemon and white stripes. This gorgeous number from MIH Jeans would work beautifully.

Breton Tee, £75, MIH

Breton Tee, £75, MIH

Nocturne at Fenwick

Embellished necklace, £95 (was £159), Nocturne at Fenwick

Hobbs at Atterley Road

Maisy sandals, £89, Hobbs London at Atterley Road

Let’s finish where we started, with Tory Burch, and accessorise with one of her bags. I love this AND it’s in the sale. (Half price no less.)

Tory Burch

Amanda Logo Clutch, £150, Tory Burch

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