I was first introduced to Liberty Art Print fabrics in High School. My mother traveled internationally for work and brought home a skirt that you finished yourself from the Liberty Store in London on Regent Street. It was a beautiful navy Liberty print and had an elastic waist. You finished it by cutting and sewing it to your size. I loved the print and remember it well. My first trip abroad was to London and I remember visiting the Liberty Store on Regent Street and being in awe of all the fabrics.
For the last few years, J. Crew has had several Liberty Arts fabric prints in the collection. They have been mostly used in shirts with a few other pieces (including a clutch I missed out on). I have been collecting the shirts for a few years now.
I wear them all the time and they are an easy way to elevate a basic button down with color. The prints are classic, fun and easy to combine with other prints. Below is a look I put together for Sunday morning breakfast with my family when we all woke up late.
J. Crew shirt (older style) / J. Crew flats (on sale plus 30% off code GETSHOPPING)
J. Crew just brought out these shoes in a fun red in Liberty Arts Fabrics Wiltshire print. They happen to be in my favorite go-to Gemma style. I ordered them right away, they are online only and still available.
I styled them with stripes, a blazer and jeans.
J. Crew Shirt (similar here) / J. Crew Blazer (similar here)/ J. Crew Jeans (similar here) / J. Crew belt in navy calf hair (others here)/ J. Crew Flats
I already picture a lot of looks with these shoes including working them into my July 4th look. In the meantime, it is nice to have some May flowers on my feet.
13 thoughts on “May Liberty Flowers”
Good to see color. jeans and shirts. And of course the shoes !
I love your Liberty print shirt collection – so pretty!!
Love Liberty prints! My favorite bathing suit ever was my Liberty monokini, for which I had three coordinating pareos.
Love your blog, style and Liberty collection.
I have a similar love for gingham as my French grandmother always had “Vichy” in her home. I hope one day you will pay a tribute to gingham as well!
I have a few JCrew Liberty shirts as well and love the way they go with all my other clothes. One thing I’ve noticed, is that they are very thin and not durable. I have a couple I’ve kept and not sure what to do with them (I can’t stand idea of tossing them) as they have ripped seams and small holes already.
Have you noticed this too?
Please keep up your lovely blog.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I did have a post with gingham yesterday, but I think a tribute is a great idea. I am very particular with my laundry. I wash the shirts on delicate in cold, air dry, and then lightly press. I have not had an issue with wear and tear with the Liberty prints, yet. It is so hard to part with the fabric when that does happen to a favorite print. I always say I am going to do something with it, but I’m not that crafty.
Thank you again for your kind words.
Thank you Jae. I too baby my shirts, but the culprit is my husband who tends to “toss all in one load” laundry . So hard to be angry about that!
I was thinking, since scarves chokers and even wrist bands are being posted everywhere, to have some of my Liberty prints upcycled into these. I am not at all crafty either, so I think I’ll look into this. If I find something I will let you know. There has to be someone that does this sort of sewing.
Have a nice weekend.