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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Striped Culottes & Florals | Mix it Up!

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Stripes are undeniably a classic design, that never goes out of style.
Ditto florals...
Every season florals appear in one guise or another.
They are another classic that is always in fashion.

So, in my mind, logic would suggest that:
Stripes + Florals =  A failsafe outfit! 😀

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Mixing florals and stripes is something anyone can do.
Just pick a colourway (and design) that makes you smile.
If YOU like the way it looks, it's guaranteed to work!

If you need a bit of a confidence boost check out these posts:

These striped culottes are a new purchase from a shop I never normally go in to... Zara.

{I have bought pre-owned Zara items from charity shops, but never from the actual store}

I always thought that Zara was the typical 'fast fashion at inflated prices' shop.
All in all, a bit of a rip off.

Zara IS fast fashion, and the prices are pretty inflated, BUT I was inspired to buy these culottes after admiring a similar pair on my stepdaughter.
She loves Zara, and scolded me for not at least giving it a try!

{She's right... it's always a good idea to try new things.}

They were over priced for a bit of polyester, but once I have popped on my culotte slip they're instantly lined!
Much better..

I'm honestly surprised at how happy I am with my purchase.
These culottes are set to be worn as much as my yellow trousers!

They also feel like they will be perfect with boots as we move in to autumn, in earnest.
Culottes and ankle boots look great together, so I'm looking forward to styling them up as the mercury falls.

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm wearing these new culottes with my floral vest top, and a cotton cardigan.
It's quite muggy today, and pretty warm, but it's not going to last.
I think this might be the last airing of this top for 2017... there's always next summer!

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

Chunky sandals gave me a little (comfortable) height, and a simple bag finishes off my look.
This outfit has plenty of pattern and colour, but it was SO simple to put together... and comfortable to wear.

Do you avoid certain shops because of preconceptions?
Please share in the comments.... I would love to hear!
P.S. Please pop over and link up your blog posts (and Instagram pictures) HERE. I would love to see them!

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous

CULOTTES: Zara...similar.
TOP: Asda... this one would look lovely... this one is nice too.
CARDIGAN: Cos... this one is pretty.
SHOES: Vagabond
NECKLACE: Online... similar.
BAG: Hidesign... this is nice.

Striped Zara Culottes, Chunky Sandals & Florals, over 40 | Fake Fabulous




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  2. Love this stripy and floral combo.
    You pattern mix so stylishly.
    Lisa x

  3. I love this cool Color and print combination.
    You look simply perfect.
    This series reminds me of a Fashion Editorial.

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

  4. I think that stripes and florals are a fab combo and you look adorable in your colorful outfit, so cool and fresh and summery! You're so brilliant mixing prints!

    1. Thank you so much Monica! I think stripes and florals look great together. XXX

  5. Another winner! I love the pattern mixing and really need to give this a try. It's a beautiful outfit!


    1. Thank you Cathy. Please do give it a go, it's easy and effective. XXX

  6. Those yellow toenails are so cute with those snakeskin shoes!!! I also really like florals with stripes and have been doing this mix often! I think pattern mixing has made all prints far more versatile and fun! You are a bit of a guru of this trend Samantha!

    1. It's pretty easy once you get started, isn't it Judy?
      Florals and stripes go so well together.
      Thank you for your kind words.

  7. This is such a fun outfit, Samantha! I'm glad to see the weather was good enough for a while ;)
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

  8. I always love the way you wear so many bold colors in your outfits and how you mix+match patterns. Your culotte pants and floral top are awesome Samantha and those shoes are fierce. You are one fabulous dresser! Plus that glass pendant is fun and unique.

    Welcome by the blog tomorrow and linkup with me. A new style linkup goes live every Thursday. =)

    Thanks, Ada.


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