Blue print trousers and cream top

Blue print trousers and cream top

Now I know some of you will not be fans of print trousers and I must admit that it took me a while to realise how versatile they can be. The blue swirl print ones I am wearing above I bought last year from People tree (a sustainable fashion brand I only recently discovered). This year’s version here. Both the trousers and top have been extremely useful as part of my capsule travel wardrobe this trip. The fabric is Tencel, which washes well and feels cool even when the temperatures rise.

Blue print trousers and cream top

When I put on my asymmetric cream top originally from John Lewis (similar). I realised that it was slightly transparent so I popped the Hopefashion foundation scoop neck top underneath which solved the problem of the print trousers showing under the top.

Blue print trousers and cream top

I love the way the trousers are floaty as you walk. You can see how I wore more formally with a cream tailored jacket here.

Blue print trousers and cream top


Blue print trousers and cream top

New haircut I had it trimmed last Saturday by the lovely Sandra at Jean Louis David in St.Tropez. What is it about a great haircut that makes us so happy.

Blue print trousers and cream top

Grimaud village church at twilight

If you are petite I would suggest sticking to narrow or Capri style trouser. A friend of mine wears her patterned trousers very successfully. Personally, I prefer the wider palazzo style as the fluid fabric is more forgiving over my hips.

I shall miss the balmy evenings and the soft light of the South of France when I return to London at the end of this week. I shall be back again in late June with more news and views.

PS. Just to let you know that the navy lightweight Parka by Hopefashionuk I wore on Pampalonne beach has now been reduced by 30%. A good deal in my opinion but hurry offer ends midnight tonight.


  1. Brenda
    27th April 2018 / 13:38

    I love this outfit x

    27th April 2018 / 15:30

    I don’t know which is prettier the WISTERIA or YOU!

  3. Donna
    27th April 2018 / 15:34

    I agree! Both are beautiful!

  4. Lynda Banister
    27th April 2018 / 16:11

    I agree with the previous post! Wisteria is one of my favourite plants and you do look very lovely.

    I’m petite and this is the sort of outfit that would make me look huge, my legs are just too short.

    I had some cut-off printed trousers with red& white roses & green leaves on a navy background which I liked (and my sister hated!) Trouble was you could really only wear white with them as otherwise the look would be just too bold so not very versatile on holiday.

    Now I stick to plain trousers and patterned tops!

  5. Wendy Barton
    27th April 2018 / 18:07

    I love that outfit – really stylish! Your hair looks terrific too!

  6. Christine
    27th April 2018 / 18:11

    You look lovely as always and that wisteria definitely creates a bit of competition! I have a pair of blue patterned straight leg pants that are great for vacations and around home as they don’t show marks as plain ones do! They have also been surprisingly versatile as well.

  7. Jasmine
    27th April 2018 / 18:37

    Love this look. It’s something I will definitely be trying to copy – if I can find the right trousers. Your navy ones are lovely but I’m not keen on the bright blue ‘Susie Floral Trousers’ that your link takes me to. Any other suggestions?

  8. 27th April 2018 / 19:17

    I agree Jasmine I prefer last years version. Having said that I am also tempted to buy the light blue version. It will be good in France. I have had a look round and have put some options at the bottom. M&S had some reasonable looking ones.

    • Jasmine
      27th April 2018 / 21:25

      Thank you. 🙂

  9. 27th April 2018 / 20:00

    I like this outfit very much… And love your hair. So glad your stay in Grimaud has been enjoyable…

  10. Susan B
    28th April 2018 / 03:24

    This is such a lovely look for you!!

  11. Kay
    28th April 2018 / 22:22

    I love Tencel.

  12. 29th April 2018 / 08:31

    Hi Kay
    I have only just discovered Tencel and find it very comfortable and it is sustainable.

  13. Jaynie
    30th April 2018 / 02:37

    Prettiest outfit I have seen on you, soft drapey, and oh so feminine! Love your floppy, flirty hair 2.

  14. Jaynie
    30th April 2018 / 02:39

    “Flippy” not floppy. “Flippy, flirty hair style”
    For heaven’s sake the auto correct mind is crazy

  15. Jeannie Gipson
    30th April 2018 / 15:33

    I’ve been thinking of trying print floating pants and you have inspired me to get going!

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