Purple and parrots: Casual summer style

Purple and parrots: Casual summer style

Sometimes I choose a photo location based on my outfit; sometimes the perfect photo location chooses my outfit.

And so this summery purple look was born.

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AlicePortraithouse.jpgTrousers: New Look; Jacket: Primark; T-shirt: New Look; Shoes: eBay; Necklace: New Look (old); Sunglasses: Primark

Photography by Alice Greenfield 

London is full of multicoloured houses and I just love them! I pass this purple house often at work, and I felt inspired by its royal hues. Fun fact: purple has always been one of my favourite colours.

When I found these bold and beautiful purple trousers for EIGHT POUNDS in the New Look sale I instantly knew this look was meant to be.

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These trousers were also the perfect opportunity to show off one of my favourite Primark finds of late, in the form of this gorgeous embroidered denim jacket. Now I know there is a flamingo rather than a parrot on my back, but “purple and flamingos” just isn’t as catchy a title, is it?!

I can’t believe the jacket only set me back ¬£18, making this whole look the epitome of my three favourite words- bold, beautiful and a bargain!

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I love outfits that make an allusion to somewhere more exotic. This look was comfy and practical enough for running around at work, yet I was still reminded of some tropical paradise (partly because I’ve had the Moana soundtrack on repeat lately but that’s another story…)

I think this look would also be ideal for travelling in. I guess I’ll just have to get a holiday booked!

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A shout out definitely has to go to this lipstick. The shade is Utopia by Lime Crime and it could not have been a better match for my trousers. I was a bit nervous that the overall look with my hair would be “too much”, but actually I think I really like it.

If in doubt, go for it!

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