How to add a versatile transitional top to our wardrobes

How to add a versatile transitional top to our wardrobes

Well, I am still here in the South of France enjoying the sunshine. Just before we came out here I had ordered this Indigo animal print top from JohnLewis&Partners. It arrived the day before we were leaving. I hurriedly added it to my suitcase and am glad that I did. It is hot here during the day however it is beginning to get darker in the evenings and can be a little chilly especially as we have had some strong winds recently. As it is September many of us may be thinking about how to add a versatile transitional top to our wardrobes.

The print top I am wearing should transition well into Autumn. I plan to wear a black polo neck sweater underneath later in the season. Sadly there seem to only be small and large sizes left. It is worth checking back as you might get returns. I will see if I can find some other alternatives in different colourways.

Blue animal print top and navy wide leg trousers

My navy trousers were from the foundation range at Hopefashionuk a few years ago. I am very glad that they have bought this style back again this season with a pair in black. They are lightweight, comfortable and pack like a dream. I also have two other pairs, one in black and the other in light grey. I rarely travel anywhere without a pair in my suitcase. You can see me wearing a pair on a visit to Collobrières in The Var in 2018.

Blue/black animal print top

The photographs were taken by my friend Dee in the village of Grimaud in the early evening. She is using her iPhone 12 and it seems to show the colours really well. I am thinking of buying one for myself when I get back to London. I was wondering if any of you lovely readers had one and if so what you thought of it. It would be much easier if I did not have to take my heavy Sony camera with me when I travelled.

How to add a versatile transitional top to our wardrobes

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments that you have been leaving. I may not have time to get back to all of you but I really do appreciate them. Have a great weekend wherever you are.


  1. 24th September 2021 / 15:34

    Hi Josephine, those colors are lovely on you. We’ve been shooting exclusively with my iPhone 12 and I’m SO happy with it. The picture quality is excellent, and it’s so easy to edit and save photos.

    • 27th September 2021 / 17:31

      Hello Susan
      Thank you for letting me know about the iPhone. I think that I am going to have to treat myself to one when I get back to London

  2. Mary Ann
    24th September 2021 / 16:35

    The color looks great on you, I can see how happy you are in Var. I have not used a camera in years.

  3. Kathleen McDermott
    24th September 2021 / 17:21

    Delightful outfit in my favorite (and most flattering) color. The top is perfect in every way and the pants look like something I’d want in every basic color. You look lovely.

  4. Francesca B.
    24th September 2021 / 19:59

    I hope you are having a wonderful time Josephine love your style ❤️

  5. Sue Lee
    25th September 2021 / 14:00

    Hi Josephine, thank you for posting while you are on holiday. I hope you are having a lovely time. Your posts are so interesting.

  6. 25th September 2021 / 15:05

    I have a very similar top I bought this summer (I think at J Jill) but I haven’t worn it yet. I bought the iPhone 12 Pro back in February because I had a couple of students who were doing a virtual vocal competition and I wanted a better camera than the one I had on my decrepit iPhone 8 that wasn’t holding a charge. It went very well (two moved on to the regionals!), both visually and aurally – although I did add an external mic to it.

    • 27th September 2021 / 17:28

      Thank you for letting me know about the iPhone. It seems to have good reviews.

  7. Patricia thomas
    25th September 2021 / 15:36

    Hi Josephine, I read all your blogs & love them. The blouse you showed looked lovely & I sent for it straight away. Not my usual type as I am very slight although 5’ 5” tall. & usually wear more tucked in things! However I love it & it fits beautifully. Thanks Tricia

    • 27th September 2021 / 17:23

      Hello Patricia
      I am glad that you like my blog and that you are happy with your blouse. Thank you for letting me know

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