Shop the Edit: 1. Floral top by Band of Outsiders | 2. Lilac knit by Topshop | 3. Skater dress by Tibi | 4. Bumble bee earrings by Bill Skinner | 5. Butterfly hair comb by ASOS | 6. Skinny jeans by DVF for Current/Elliot | 7. Pointed courts by Topshop | 8. Mint bag by Mulberry | 9. Bumble bee brooch by Cath Kidston | 10. Ladybird earrings by Cath Kidston
The annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show officially began yesterday, and it’s already providing welcome style inspiration. I suddenly want to dress in two of my grandmother’s favourite colours: lilac and mint green. They’re perfect for this time of year, as they look fabulous with a tan (if you’re lucky enough have one!) and also work well with denim and neutrals. But instead of styling the pastel shades with tried-and-tested floral prints, why not experiment with quirky jewels shaped like insects? Everyone from Cath Kidston to Bill Skinner has jumped on the trend, this season, and it’s fabulous way to tap in to the Chelsea Flower Show style without looking too clichéd.
My favourite buys are Mulberry’s mint green, scallop-edged handbag, DVF’s printed skinny jeans (now discounted at The Outnet) and Topshop’s lilac knit. And if you have countless events to attend this summer, I can’t recommend Tibi’s skater dress enough. It’s incredibly versatile, so you’re sure to get lots of wear out of it!