I love the J Crew look this season: the gingham combined with the paisley. The clothes themselves are fairly conservative – long skirts over the knee, collared shirts – combined with the fabulous clash of patterns.

I’ve been making a real effort to wear less black; to buy less black. I think wearing all black is becoming a really dated look. It used to be a “safe” style decision, but to my eyes even the LBD looks a bit dated.
Colour it up!