I just love doing these style posts – where you take one item and you make it work a minimum of three ways. I could have given you five or six different outfits easily as I have found the colour mustard to work with everything, so versatile.
Red and orange trousers are very popular at the moment, but I fancied something a little bit different to the mainstream, and I must confess, I did try on these exact same trousers in the red first and took the mustard into the changing room as a “let’s see what these are like” and whilst I liked the red, I loved the mustard instantly.
Look 1 – a casual option for a little retail shopping or a coffee with a girlfriend, a simple black top with black patent flats and some gold jewellery.
Top – Biba short-sleeved turtleneck (Winter 2017)
Bag – Zara (couple of seasons ago) – I find this bucket bag so practical to just throw in what you want, and yet the compartments keep me organised, thankfully – there’s nothing worse than fishing around for an item!
Look 2 – Try navy instead of black – I think this makes the look fresh and modern. To mix colours that perhaps you may not first think would work together can sometimes surprise you. I have styled the trousers with a muted navy top, nude sandals and my favourite orange tote shopper.
A little note to anyone reading this who’s natural colouring is Autumn – this ticks every single box!
Top – Kettlewell Slub Charli Top in Sultry Navy – it’s a super-soft tee that is a relaxed fit and I love it as it’s sightly longer in length that allows you to drape on your waist hiding the not so perfect waistline! – £35
Sandals – My new ones from New Look as shown in a post this month
Tote Bag – Topshop (over 2 years old now – sorry!)
Look 3 – I wanted to show you that you can get a professional office look too without having to simply opt for black. So I have teamed them here with a red vest and my black jacket that shows off a fabulous colourful summer look.
Top – Basic red vest from Next (in stores now) – I think you get 2 for £9, there are so cheap they are worth buying in lots of different colours, just make sure you buy a slim fit, as they do loosen over time and you don’t want these too baggy.
Jacket – Wallis (Winter 2017)
Shoes – Black stilettos – These are Next (1-2 years old)
A couple of points on maintenance that I must tell you; you will need to iron them before wearing them again, they can get a little creased. Plus I’ve cut out the pockets – I never understand designers who put pockets in on a slim fit pair of trousers – because all you can see is the outline of the pocket which is not attractive!
And finally, I do have my eye on this little number from NEXT, which they have several different tops and jackets that will match in – tempted!!!