Scarf – Oxfam
Top – second hand from a friend
Skirt – Gringo
Necklace – Swarvoski Crystallized
I love most patterns and prints but paisley is one that I have had a long standing love for. It was definitely a favourite during my teenage years. I was pleased to see that paisley is on trend for SS12 (not that I wouldn’t wear it either way) but current trends often inspire me to wear something that I already have in my wardrobe. I loved the paisley prints at Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson and Paul & Joe but they are all way out of my price range (and I only buy ethical!)
The great thing about paisley though is that it has been around for years making it prime for hunting out in charity shops. Paisley is the term used to describe the twisted teardrop pattern that is Iranian and Indian in origin. The patterned fabric also has associations with the summer of Love in 1967 when it became associated with the psychedelic style of the hippie movement and there was an increased interest in Indian spirituality in the West.
The skirt I am wearing isn’t actually paisley but reminds me of it. The scarf is. Here are some more great Paisley pieces that I found on Oxfam.
Paisley Pattern Silk Top
Paisley Viscose Next Top
Handmade Blue Paisley Dress
Boden Paisley Dress
There are loads more amazing paisley pieces on Oxfam here. Will you be wearing Paisley this spring?
I hope you have a lovely weekend. I have just got on PInterest so will be spending the weekend pinning away like a crazy women. If you are on PInterest, please let me know so that I can follow you.
With warmest wishes
Ceri XPin It