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What's your bouquet?

Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us. Does anyone else view Chelsea Flower Show in much the same way they view a good cup of tea, the Queen and complaining about the weather? A gloriously comforting British institution that rolls around each year, reliably and without drama, and reminds us of the good things in life.

Of course, unlike the tea and the weather, (but a bit like the Queen, to be honest), Chelsea flower show is vibrantly, proudly colourful. Whether you are an avid horticulturalist or just like to glance admiringly at a bunch of florist prepared flowers on the windowsill, no doubt you will have caught a glimpse of the rainbow of colour that makes up every view at the show. Every angle is filled with colour, with even the most minimalist gardens proudly boasting dozens of shades of soothing green and the boldest gardens a riot of bright shades.

In honour of Chelsea, we've turned our very favourite bouquets into an outfit for each season.


Kettlewell items shown: Look 1 Long Linen V Neck in Acid Lime, Jersey Trousers in Cream, Florence Infinity Scarf in Pecan, Look 2 Milan Knit Cardigan in Sunshine Yellow, Long Camisole in Indian Spice, Short Ruched Skirt in Savannah Look 3 Mid Cascade in Flint, Davina Tee in Almond, Rosa 7/8 Trousers in Poppy


Kettlewell items shown: Look 1 Mid Cascade in Canary Yellow, Long Vest in Rose,Jersey Trousers in Cream Look 2 Milan Knit Cardigan in Cream, Long Camisole in Poppy, Short Ruched Skirt in Savannah Look 3 Mid Cascade in Soft White, Darcey Scoop in Kiwi, Ruched Skirt in Ganzi Purple


Kettlewell items shown: Look 1 Mid Cascade in Clover, Long Camisole in Crushed Berry, Short Ruched Skirt in Antique Teal Look 2 Cotton Blazer in Iris, Silky Scoop Neck in Hyacinth, Marie Trousers in Light Navy Look 3 Short Cascade in Silver, Lace Camisole in Pink Ice, Jersey Pencil Skirt in Mulberry


Kettlewell items shown: Look 1 Tasha Top in Neon Yellow, Marie Trousers in Light Navy, Tassel Necklace in Cerise Pink Look 2 Mid Cascade in Charcoal, Lace Camisole in Deep Claret, Rosa 7/8 Trousers in White Look 3 Fitted Cropped Cardigan in Black, Sleeveless V in White, Short Ruched Skirt in Cobalt Blue

Artist Helen on May 18, 2017 11:41 AM

I love the blogs and the colour combinations are inspiring. I'm a 16 - 18, quite tall and not young but I do think Kettlewell has something for everyone. I steer well clear of the ruched knee length look but the midis and maxis are great. I live in the flattering wraps and scarves with a T or camisole and just pick and choose. More tunics, please!

Jacqueline on May 18, 2017 5:03 AM

What a beautifully put together set of combination pieces, perfectly reflecting the gorgeous floral images. As the previous comment said, very inspiring and even more enticing when seen in comparison with the natural world. A great blog item!

Linda McKie on May 17, 2017 10:29 PM

I agree with Sue - lovely colours, interesting and useful blogs, but clothes are aimed at taller, younger people, with no cuddly areas.

Kathy on May 17, 2017 1:42 PM

What an inspiring post! Maybe it's just me, but I specially love my colours when I can see them in nature. Thank you, Kettlewell!

Sue Howard on May 17, 2017 11:50 AM

I love your colours & the interesting writing...BUT as an older plump lady - size 16-18 and only 5'2' most Ketlewell styles are unforgiving. So sad,.