Having always been a Patternphile, my wardrobe predominantly consists of printed pieces. No matter paisley or plaid, checked or striped, polka-dotty or speckled, and even floral: I adore them all! And, this year’s trend of tropical print is no exception; palm-tree prints have me hot-under-the-collar.
With a heavy dash of vivid colour, this flamboyant and bold print has taken the Spring trends by storm, appearing in numerous S/S ’12 collections from Salvatore Ferragamo to Josephy Altuzarra, and not forgetting Christophe Lemaire’s audacious palm-leaf printed Pajama-suit. I am already dreaming of summer holidays in the exotic tropics!
A nod towards this exotic trend in my new pair of bright, jazzy printed trousers from Zara, paired with a frayed knitted pastel jacket and a transparent tote (à la Prada).
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It’s time to get the Bloggie-Ball rolling again, and after having spent most of February grappling with the new S/S ’12 trends, here is a (very) surprising trend of this season that I’ve yet to come to terms with. The Pyjama Suit.
Image via vogue.com
I have never been a fan of Stella McCartney yet, her introduction of the pyjama-suit – in Paisley no less (a pattern favourite of mine, being an addict of prints) – is either brilliantly hideous, or hideously brilliant. Rendering many incredulous responses from most observers, and somewhat embellished by its “suit” suffix, pour moi, I love this upbeat stylish update on last year’s jumpsuit.
Aside from the practicality of being able to jump straight out/into bed throughout the day, the “suit” seems to be a silky luxurious dream that is ready-to-wear. A promising trend, though it is definitely not for the faint-hearted (clearly not for me). Paired with a structured blazer and the befitting accessories (courage and possibly a metallic choker) a sleek, sassy, swanky statement suit for Spring 2012.
A perfect excuse for wearing pyjamas to work.