I have been saying for a while now that orange is THE colour of the season. And each time I have proceeded to declare that I shall be merely dipping a toe into the trend, (almost literally), courtesy of my orange Mulberry shoes, because I have always thought that orange wouldn’t suit my fair skin and reddish blonde hair.
So when I was offered the opportunity to try this Pique Jacket by Precis in this most vibrant of shades, I was curious to see how it would look. I was equally curious to see what the fit was like because Precis was previously known as being a brand specifically designed for the petite woman. At almost 5 ft 9 tall and a UK size 10-12, I cannot by any stretch of the imagination be described as petite, but, Precis has moved away from that notion, towards being a brand of perfect proportions.
The edge to edge jacket has hook and eye fastenings and a detachable black corsage which I chose not to attach. That can be put to good use elsewhere.
Being Good Friday, the bank holiday presented me with an invitation to go to my Italian friend’s house for lunch. Three courses and delicious. I decided to dress the jacket down with boyfriend jeans and silver slip-on trainers. Having a penchant for pineapples meant that this jersey top caught my eye and its lighthearted vibe felt just perfect for a sunny day off. It’s from Dash Fashion and is £29.
Wearing the jacket open and over a print meant that it didn’t look like a block of colour, the cropped shape meaning the same.
I feel like I have stepped out of my comfort zone by trying this jacket and although I have several reddish-orange dresses, this is the only true orange item of clothing in my closet.
And…I absolutely love it.
The bright jacket called for statement jewellery so I added my leather T-bar wrap bracelet with gold heart…
Along with my double stars ring in matt gold, both items of jewellery coming from my online boutique, Lizzy O.
You can see my blogging friend Catherine wearing her gold stars ring over on her blog Not Dressed as Lamb.
So, can redheads wear orange?
Yes, definitely. The shade must be right, but that’s true of any colour.
And does Precis fit a non-petite woman?
Yes, it does. And it fits her well.
And if you’re still in doubt, just be like a pineapple.
Stand tall, be sweet on the inside and wear a crown
Love Liz x
Orange Pique Jacket, Precis SS16, currently reduced from £99 to £63.20
Jersey Pineapple top, Dash Fashion £29 SS16
Boyfriend jeans, Next SS16
Silver pull-on trainers, Johnnie B at Boden, previous season
Danon T-Bar leather wrap bracelet with Swarovski crystal set heart charm, £45 Lizzy O
Danon double stars ring in matt gold. Also available in silver, £25, Lizzy O
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A lovely look for spring/summer – you never know we may actually get one or the other this year! I don't need any convincing about Precis – as a vertically challenged 🙂 person, I am already a fan! Works well on you too, though, so shows how versatile their fit is! I love your last line there – it will be my new mantra – stand tall (all 4 feet 10 of me!), be sweet on the inside and wear a crown! Brilliant – I will now be embracing my inner pineapple! Happy Easter!
Aw, Happy Easter xxx
Yes, it's surprising how well the Précis jacket did fit. And yes, I think we should all be like pineapples!! xxxx
Love the last two lines!
And that jacket is just gorgeous on you. Ideal for spring & summer .. should they ever arrive 🙂
Haha! Thank you. Yes, we should all be like pineapples Helen. Happy Easter xxxxxx
Liz that colour is *perfect* on you – as you say you've found the right shade for your colouring, and it looks soooooooooo good with the pineapple tee and jeans, especially being that cropped shape!! You wear casual looks as well as you do beautiful dresses :))
I have to admit I had no idea Precis wasn't exclusively petite anymore… I do like some of their things but have always dismissed them because I've assumed their stuff wouldn't fit me, so thank you for the heads up!
Hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend, don't eat too much chocolate, haha…!!!!!!!
Thank you so much Catherine. Yes, it just shows that by getting the right shade, we can wear any colour. I was surprised too about Précis but the jacket fits so beautifully. I hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend too lovely lady xxxx
Great pineapple top! And I love the shape and color of your topper. Thanks for linking, xo
Thank you so much for hosting the link-up Patti. And yes, the pineapple top is so cute xxxxx
That pineapple print top is lovely! Would be a great spring staple!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
Thank you Abbi. Yes, I agree. I think I will wear the pineapple top throughout the season. It's so quirky! xxx
Such a nice outfit! The pineapple top is so fun. I love it paired with the cropped jeans. And the orange jacket looks wonderful! It's *your* perfect shade of orange!
Thank you so much Andrea. Yes, it's a lovely shade and goes to show that everyone can wear every colour so long as the shade is right xxxxxx
You're right, red-heads can wear orange! You look beautiful in this outfit, I love that it's casual but smart at the same time. Gorgeous!
Fantastic jacket! I am loving all things orange these days, especially paired with blue, as you have done here. Perfect spring look.
Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots
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Thank you so much Jennie. Yes, I love the combination of blue and orange too. I'll definitely join your link-up. Thank you so much xxxx
Such a great outfit! I love that pineapple top!
Thank you so much Amy. Yes, it's a really cute top isn't it! xxx
I really love this look! The pineapple print top is great. xxx
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Thank you Emma! It's cute isn't it. I love pineapples! xxx
Ooh Dash – who'da thunk? You obviously have a great eye for styling things up, which is handy because I don't – it looks great! #brilliantblogposts
I know!! Dash has some hidden gems! Thank you for the lovely compliment! xxx
This outfit makes me happy … the colors, the fun vibe …the pineapples! LOVE!
Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The combination is unexpected, but posh. I really like that you paired the cropped orange jacket with it