Florals don’t come more iconic than those by British interior design house, Sanderson. The patterns and colours of the countryside are distilled into repeat prints adorning co-ordinating fabric and wallpapers. Sanderson’s extensive archive – dating back to the 1860s when the company was first founded – is referenced and reinvented, giving tradition a contemporary twist each season. It’s no wonder they’ve worked with the Royal Household for almost a century. I was delighted to hear the company was collaborating with hit high street brand UNIQLO on a range of pieces for women and children, rendering some of Sanderson’s most famous hand-drawn designs in modern cuts and styles. So when they got in touch asking me to style some pieces from the collection I couldn’t think of a more perfect collaboration for Everything Looks Rosie!
The company’s most instantly recognisable print has got to be Chelsea. A stalwart in the Sanderson range since 1957, the repeat rose bouquet pattern is bold and joyful. The original came in pink and white, which you can still buy today, but has been brought up to date in vibrant colours too. As soon as I saw the Chelsea print in T-shirt was part of the UniqloxSanderson collaboration, I knew I had to have it. My Mum had Chelsea curtains when I was growing up and they are the backdrop to many happy memories. More than that, the print is so utterly timeless as a true floral celebration – and I’ve coveted them ever since. The effortless cut and bright colours of the tee are perfect for this transitional time of year, paired with some dungarees for a laid-back weekend look. The classics never go out of style!
The second item I picked out to style was this beautiful pink jersey dress. The elegant florals and country garden colours make it perfect for a dressier event, while the gorgeous flowing, stretchy fabric makes it so easy to wear. I wouldn’t normally pick out a pattern with such a strong yellow but tempered by the dusky grey and pink shades, my paler skin can handle it! Dressed up with a faux leather jacket and metallic sandals, or down with denim and pumps, the piece is incredibly versatile. And did I mention it has a built-in bra?! They really have thought of everything!
Lastly, I picked out the Relaco three-quarter length shorts – more of a culotte on me! This ditsy floral is so easy to wear and the red, white and blue shades make it utterly timeless. I imagined how I might wear the shorts for work during the Summer, with a plain tee, bright tailored jacket and statement flats. I sometimes shy away from white but the beautiful miniature print, paired with co-ordinating, colourful shoes and jacket, makes it wearable. These shorts are so comfy and light to wear – and did I mention they have pockets? I’m sure to be wearing them all Summer long. In fact, I might just have to get a few different colours…
What are you coveting from the UniqloxSanderson collection? T-shirt, dress and shorts c/o, but love of heritage florals and Uniqlo collaborations entirely my own – you can read previous posts here, here and here!
What I’m wearing: T-shirt, dress and shorts c/o UniqloxSanderson; dungarees, jacket, bag and slipper shoes c/o Boden (past season); M&S white T-shirt; rose gold Salt-Water sandals, vintage accessories.