I have to start off by saying that when I threw this outfit together, it was not my intention to look a) patriotic; b) fourth of July; or c) French. However, my colleagues needed persuading otherwise when I walked into the office on Tuesday. They jested that I was a little late for Independence Day celebrations - arf arf! - before expressing approval in the form of nods and remarks, including: "That is one of my favourite outfits on you. Ever." and "Those are awesome pants". I concur.
These high-waisted, vertical striped, wide leg trousers have instantly become my favourite statement piece in my summer wardrobe. They're bold, bright and breezy! Red, white and blue are complementary colours, so you can't go wrong there, and the vertical stripes give the illusion that I'm ever so slightly taller than my actual 5ft 4 inch stature. Totes in love with them.
TROUSERS: Boohoo | BODY SUIT: New Look | CARDIGAN: Bershka | BAG: Lipsy | BELT: ASOS | NECKLACE: Etsy
What's your current favourite summer statement piece?