If you didn’t already know about H&M’s collaborations with the iconic British wallpaper and textile house GP & J Baker. Well where have you been?! Why don’t you take a look here, and in the mean time I shall show you how I styled two pieces from the collection which features cherished archival prints in fashionable designs.
Prints was perhaps the biggest trend at NYFW AW18, in every form and worn every which way but coming up trumps when worn all at once. It is the layering of prints which will allow us to present an all-encompassing, if not subtle, view of our personality. From top to toe, this trend will add a spring to your step and a creative flare to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Whether you opt for monochrome ensembles or more vibrant pairings, prints will be one of the biggest focus this Autumn/Winter.
So here is my second co-od piece from H&M. If you missed my first Co-Od you can read about here. As you may know I don’t own many printed garments in my wardrobe, but there was something about this print that resinated with me. Then it dawned on me, this print from GP & J Baker x H&M reminded me of the wall paper my parents had in their house in a good way! I distinctly remember helping my dad put it up. He loved doing DIY but wasn’t very good at it, and I would always get roped into helping him.
This particular time I did not mind as I quite enjoyed dipping the huge brush into the glue and pasting it all over the wallpaper. Back and forth the huge brush would go and I would repeat it again until it was all covered. After that my dad would struggle to get the wall paper lined up and it was my job to make sure that it was correct. Once in position he would use another brush to get the bubbles out! Thats how the day would go until we finished papering the whole room.
Ok trip down memory lane over and time to get back to this ensemble and to these gorgeous patterned cigarette trousers. This ankle-length trousers comes in a patterned stretch weave with a regular elasticated waist. The fit of the trousers are just perfect for me and I was so happy with them. It’s not always the case with me and trousers, some fit really well and other not so much. It’s always a hit and miss and it varies from brand to brand. Therefore I am rather picky when it comes to them. However H&M’s size 4, which these are by the way, fit me just right. There is a zip fastening at the front with a concealed hook-and-eye. It has side pockets and ersatz welt back pockets to finish off.
So after adding the trousers to the basket I was hoping that there was a blazer in the GP & J Baker x H&M collection. Unfortunately there wasn’t but they did have this blouse. It comes in the crinkled, patterned fabric. The blouse is long sleeved, cuffed and has a rounded hem. I do find the crinkle material to be a bit static, I wished it was the same material as the trousers. But thats a minor thing and I am very happy with the way this outfit looks. So another quick and easy outfit to pull together, all I have to think about is the accessories.
Talking of accessories, onto my shoes and to these beautiful red lace up pair from Dune London. Just wanted to pick the red from the print and incorporate it into my accessories. So I did just that here with this court lace up shoe. I think it works rather well with the trousers and the shirt in my opinion. The court style shoes feature metal tips on the ghillie lacings and a slim high heel, finishing off with a round toe for a chic day to night style. The metal on the lacings ties in beautifully with my bag.
Right and onto this bag from M&S, which needs no intro as I have featured it so many times on my blog. It’s one of those bags that can be worn with nearly all styles and is timeless in my opinion and not just a trend. I am saving up to see if I can get a similar one from MIU MIU. I think it will be a great investment.
As for my sunglasses I opted for these ASOS pair in the cat-eye style. On my lips I wore Red Velvet from Lime Crime Velvetines, yes I am sticking with this shade. To finish off my look I threw on my Karen Millen Blazer. It comes in an oversized style with leather detailing around the neck. Finally all I have to say is, and voila outfit sorted!
Here are few more suggestions of prints.
Patterned shirts and blouses:
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do make of this GP & J Baker x H&M collaboration? What is your favourite print? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Trousers: GP & J Baker x H&M
Blouse: GP & J Baker x H&M
Shoes: Dune London Similar here
Bag: Marks and Spencer Similar here
Blazer: Karen Millen Similar here
Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines
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