Embroidery is big news again this AW16/17, and I am the first to admit that I looked at the trend and thought “Yuck, that’s certainly not for me!”.
This kind of floral embroidery reminds me of cushion covers from my childhood.
Or, Granny’s favourite armchair.
I thought I would quite happily sit this trend out.
Velvet is much more ‘me’ anyway.
Well, a couple of weeks ago I was reading a post by Yvonne @funkyforty, and commented that the embroidery trend was not really my kind of thing.
But, I had to admit that she had inspired me to go out and have a fresh look.
Maybe there was something not so cushion-like out there for me to try?
I came across this embroidered shirt when I was out looking for something else (A gym kit for my second youngest) and I was taken by surprise.
It is unlike anything I own, and not my usual style.
It really caught my eye and I thought… “Why not?”.
As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect with something like vinyl leggings.
A real contrast of texture is always a winner, for me.
Maybe I could rock this embroidery trend after all?
A simple (and super-comfortable) outfit came together very easily.
The shirt is long and loose, sitting nicely with the wet-look leggings.
Adding a red under top kept me warm enough for a cool September day, and made the red flowers pop!
My chunky turquoise and coral necklace, and a cluster of interesting rings picked out more colour in the embroidery, and added interest to my look.
Simple red ballet pumps, a black bowling bag and a slick of red lipstick finished things off nicely.
So comfortable and easy to wear.
I am pleased to be proved wrong!
How do you feel about embroidered items?
Are you reluctant, like I was?
Or, are you already smitten?
Please share your thoughts on embroidery in the comments.
Or, contact me.
I love hearing your opinion!
LEGGINGS: Pamela Mann
SHOES: French Sole
NECKLACE: A gift
RINGS: Various bits and bobs!