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.


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.


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!


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!


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!