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My safety zone has always been blacks, whites and neutrals but over the last 6 months I have been trying to embrace more colour and pattern.

And guess what I’m loving it!

I won’t lie I still automatically gravitate to black, white or neutral when trying to pick something to wear – its a habit of a lifetime I’m trying to break.

Every time I wear print I feel happy and confident.

Something that I have discovered about print is that is great for discussing those bits I don’t love – a less than flat tummy (I call it my mum tum and after carry 4 children it really is a badge of honour but I do prefer to not have it on show), generous thighs and bust.

Now don’t get me wrong I have a great relationship with my body but I’m sure I’m not alone with there being some parts that I some times want to skim over and disguise and print does that for me.

If you are hesitant to wear an all over print here are a couple of things I follow that helps me:

  1. Keep accessories simple don’t cause a pattern overload.
  2. I keep my shoes in neutral tones – this way my dress, top or skirt can be the focus of the outfit.
  3. A plain blazer or jacket can be a great way to tone down an outfit if you find all over pattern too much.

These are not steadfast rules but have helped me to feel confident in wearing pattern and not have it overpower me – maybe they’ll help you too.

Below are a few of current pattern crushes in store now.

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The Perfect Fit Dress in Diamond Print $50.00 White Haven Emporium (gifted) | Frankie 4 Liz Boot in tan | Bergamot Gloss Necklace in Ivory $65.00 | Arm Party – Silver bracelets The Peach Box $45.00 each (gifted) & Wooden Beads Adorne

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70’s Print Maxi Dress – $89.99  and Button Through Denim Jacket $39.99 Rockmans (both kindly gifted) | Frankie 4 Liz Boot in tan | The Horse Watch in Vegetable Tan $139.00

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Dakota Skirt Isla $79.95 My Boutique (gifted) | Singlet Top in White $79.00 Bohemian Traders | Arm Party Tassel Bracelet Stacker Set currently on sale $9.95 Ruby and Lilli (gifted) | The Horse Watch in Vegetable Tan $139.00

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Isla Wrap Dress $50.00 Blue Sage Clothing (gifted) | Zara White Blazer purchased from eBay | Seed Heritage Heels last season | The Horse Watch in Vegetable Tan $139.00

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  • I’m yet to see you wear anything that you don’t look fabulous in. That skirt looks incredible, the colour and pattern is divine on you! Oh and just so you know…there’s not a hint of tummy in sight xxx

    • Thanks Bev – I do love that skirt the colour and print is so pretty. But I did have to take it up unfortunately it was too long so out can the trusty sewing machine (it hardly ever gets any use nowadays).

  • All these outfits are BRILLIANT on you!!!! I can’t pick a fave. Just wash, rise, repeat they are all amazing. Bron x