Print blouse and casual trousers.

Print blouse, jeans and sandals

Print blouse and casual trousers. I am mixing the pretty with the utilitarian. I have teamed my pink print blouse with my casual trousers. My blouse is by Mint Velvet available at JohnLewis&Partners. My cotton trousers are by Whistles and available at JohnLewis&Partners. They are also available in stone colour. I have worn both items frequently during my recent trip to France. They can be dressed up or down. My jewel sandals are several years old. Etsy (US link) have an interesting selection. I have also listed similar ones below.

Casual summer look

Enjoying the evening sun in Grimaud village. All photos were taken by my friend Dee.

Pink print blouse and grey jeans

Print blouse and casual trousers. Mixing the pretty with the utilitarian.

Pink print blouse and grey jeans

In the final image, I swapped my sandals for a pair of white plimsolls to create a more casual look.

MarksandSpencer has an excellent range of print blouses in both cotton and viscose. Boden also has some pretty ones.

I found my trousers and the blouse during my visit to The Bentalls Centre Kingston in March. Sometimes it pays to visit the shops in person at the beginning of the season to check out the new stock. You can see my post on my visit here.

These photos are the last ones from my recent trip to France. We are off for a few days to the Cotswolds. I have put together a capsule wardrobe for our short four-day trip which I will publish next week.


  1. Paris
    3rd May 2023 / 16:35

    You really suit that shade of pink, Josephine

  2. bren
    3rd May 2023 / 16:47

    Casual yet pretty. That necklace really makes the outfit sing. Looking forward to your travel capsule – have a great time in the Cotswolds!

  3. Kathy
    3rd May 2023 / 18:38

    Lovely casual outfit. I am especially liking the trend for tucked in blouses again!

  4. Lynne Savage
    3rd May 2023 / 22:53

    I a m happy to say this looks like my day to day “uniform” and can attest to it’s comfort and adaptability. You look very at home in the look. Love the blouse

  5. 4th May 2023 / 02:50

    Hi Josephine. You are so slim and I love the look on you, but my shape shows the effect of gravity and chocolate, so balloon sleeves are out and so is a tucked in waist. These days casual pants are worn shorter and this makes my legs look even wider and stumpier, so I go for the old-fashioned longer length in a more tailored pant. Any suggestions to bring me up to date whilst ensuring I don’t look like a square block?

    • 4th May 2023 / 13:28

      Hello Joyce
      Thank you for your comment.
      I do love chocolate and we always have a couple of squares of dark chocolate at tea time. Probably best to go with slimmer sleeves and maybe draw the attention upwards with jewellery etc. There are still plenty of long slimmer leg trousers around. In my next post I will be wearing my classic jeans in order to create a longer slimmer look.

  6. Pat
    8th May 2023 / 03:23

    Love this look on you! This is one of favorite go-to looks. I have a collection of pretty print blouses to pair with nice slacks, casual pants, and jeans. It is so simple and classic.

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