A pair of tailored trousers and a shirt is a classic outfit formula.
Timeless and ageless.
This easy-going duo is (for me) the perfect balance between smart and casual.
It’s bang in the middle of the scale between joggers and a trouser suit.
And, with a few tweaks, this combination could be a “wear anywhere” look.
Colourful trousers are surprisingly easy to style, and much more versatile than they should be!
Take these yellow trousers.
I’ve worn them countless times and they have been styled in many ways.
See them styled in different ways:
They even made their way into a capsule wardrobe HERE.
Bold coloured trousers CAN work as a basic in your wardrobe.
It’s all a question of your personal taste.
Depending on your style (or your mood on that day) the shirt you choose to pair with your bright trousers can change the look of them dramatically.
Then you also have the option of tucking or not-tucking… or half tucking!
THEN you have accessories.
And we all know that accessories are the game changer.
Trainers + Leather backpack = Casual comfort
Loafers + Structured bag = Work appropriate
Killer heels + Clutch = Night out
Today I’m wearing a floaty shirt that feels light and breezy and I’ve left it to hang loose.
Unstructured, unrestrictive and untucked.
Tucking tops in always smartens up a outfit, and also makes our legs look longer, BUT some days we just need a bit of float and flow, don’t we?
This shirt was sent to me by a company called Silver Pink and I love the fabric and the original pattern design!
Soft tones like this are certainly not my usual style, but I’ve been drawn to more delicate patterns/fabrics this summer.
Maybe it’s the unusual heat or maybe it’s just the mood I’m in.
Whatever the reason, all things ‘pretty’ are really appealing!
This outfit was perfect for errand running as I was comfortable, cool and smart enough to be taken seriously.
I don’t know about you but I feel like I am given better service when I am dressed just a little smarter than jeans?
Let me know your thoughts on this!
Simple Minorcan sandals, fun tassel earring and an older-than-time grab bag finished things off perfectly.
SHIRT: c/o Silver Pink… it comes in two designs.
TROUSERS: Next (old)… similar
SANDALS: From Minorca… similar
BAG: Hidesign (older than old!)… similar
EARRINGS: I can’t remember… try these.