Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Get Your Jazz Out! (Trousers that is!)

I don't know about anyone else but as much as I love the sunshine, getting dressed everyday rather frustrates me. I find it so much easier to dress in the Winter than I do in the Summer. It's probably because I HATE showing my arms, I hate getting my legs out and generally get quite self conscious showing any skin. But on Saturday I sucked it up. I was going for lunch in Portobello Road and knew it would be hot, sweaty and full of tourists and I just couldn't hack the thought of covering up in a pair of trusty Primark leggings. So I did the unthinkable and actually got my pins out. I must admit I felt uncomfortable but eventually just dealt with it. I ordered the ASOS Curve Heart Print Dress last week and luckily it was just below my knees (short dresses are a HUUUUUUGE no no for me) teamed the dress with a pair of metallic gold Converse and a River Island Kimono and off I trotted. And yes, I did get caught in that awful monsoon! Anyway, moving onto the point of this blog post (I shall blog about the dress another time)...

My Summer essential this season? The printed hareem/cropped trouser! I invested in a pair from H'n'M in Berlin and over the Bank Holiday Weekend whipped them out for the first time. I'm telling you, these go with anything! Flats, wedges, a cropped tee, kimono and what's great is how you can work one of the key SS11 trends of clashing prints. I wore my zebra printed ones with a floral chiffon kimono (yes ever since getting this beaut Kimono as an Easter pressie I haven't been able to take it off) and cropped t-shirt which is last season Topshop! Take inspiration from Cavalli and find unusual prints to sport this summer and team with even more prints on top!

I've searched the net to find some top picks and if you're like me and don't enjoy getting your legs out that much then these are your answer for still looking cool and on trend. These 3 below are all available from Dorothy Perkins.

Me and the lovely Jinny from Running in Platforms enjoying our first summer BBQ of 2011! My Kimono is River Island and available in store, trousers are H'n'M, black vest top (just seen) New Look and grey crop t-shirt from Topshop (last season)

Tops picks from H'n'M:


And if you really want to push the boat out these amazing Scotch Maison Tribal Print Harems are available at ASOS for £93.50. These look gorge with tan brogues and a sheer blouse for a sophisticated  evening look!

Have you guys found any amazing printed trousers anywhere? If so - do share!