Brown and Khaki | M&S Per Una Speziale Jacket

July 11, 2016

Brown and Khaki M&S Per Una Speziale jacket James Perse silk top

I bet I’m not the only woman who has a wardrobe fit to burst yet still opens it and struggles to pick an outfit, right? For work I tend to have a few outfits on rotation, even though there’s no dress code and I can wear what I like. But it’s easy to get into a rut and sometimes it feels like my work outfit choices are gradually diminishing simply because things get buried in drawers or hidden under heaving hangers. So every now and then I like to take a load of things out and remind myself of what I have, and try to get more wear out of it. A good place to start was this jacket which I bought on eBay. It has a mix of browns, blue, teal and cream so it’s very versatile. It’s also a good quality piece as it’s from the M&S Per Una Speziale range.

I was going to wear a teal top underneath but the only one I have is very frilly and it looked too fussy, so I chose a simple khaki silk top instead. Brown and khaki is not a colour combination I’m usually drawn to: blues and reds make up a significant proportion of my wardrobe, but these Asos trousers have become a work wardrobe staple as they’re super comfortable and don’t crease too much.

I don’t often wear a long necklace but I tried this one I’d bought years ago (but never worn) and to my surprise I really liked it.

I’m a big fan of a statement necklace but this top calls for something more understated. I don’t often wear a long necklace but I tried this one I’d bought years ago (but never worn) and to my surprise I really liked it. Inspired to do a bit more digging in the back of the wardrobe for forgotten treasures, I pulled out a pair of suede teal sandals with a yellow butterfly on – pretty but not all that comfortable! I bought the tan Ri2k bag on eBay too – I had it in black and used it so much that it started falling to bits! Now I like to rotate my handbags…I just have to remember to move all my essentials over too and not leave my purse or phone at home!

Do you have so much that you forget what you’ve got in the wardrobe or do you re-evaluate and have a purge every so often? I’d love to hear any tips you have for staying organised…let me know in the comments!

Brown and Khaki M&S Per Una Speziale jacket James Perse silk top Asos trousers

Tan Ri2k bag Asos brown trousers

Pia silver malachite ring Asos brown trousers

Brown and Khaki M&S tweed jacket James Perse silk top Asos brown trousers

Past Times long owl necklace

Brown and Khaki James Perse silk top brown Asos trousers

Jacket: Per Una Speziale (I love this one and also this cropped one), M&S, top: James Perse (this is very similar but I found a cheaper version), trousers: Asos (similar), bag: Ri2k, shoes: Bronx (I love the chunky heel on these sandals and these budget friendly ones with a lower heel and closed toe , necklace: Past Times, ring: Pia, watch: Lancaster (similar), sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli.


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11 responses to “Brown and Khaki | M&S Per Una Speziale Jacket”

  1. Patti says:

    This looks great and so well pulled-together! I think we can all relate to having a full closet and “nothing to wear.” Thanks for linking up, xox

  2. Love this jacket!!!

  3. Jessica says:

    I think this outfit looks great with or without the blazer!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  4. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You jacket’s pattern is very interesting.

  5. I love all of these pieces. Such a great work outfit! That jacket is gorgeous. I really love the colors. And your shoes, necklace, and bag are wonderful! My closet also is stuffed full and I do have to reevaluate, rearrange, and purge every now and then. I usually do rediscover fabulous forgotten pieces when I do this! Purging is always a problem for me because I feel so emotionally attached to everything that I have ever purchased. But I am getting better!

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this Friday!


    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Shelbee! I know what you mean – I’m a terrible hoarder but I have done a mini purge this week. I’m hoping little by little I can learn to let go of things that don’t work for me anymore…I need to or I’ll have to buy a bigger house!

  6. Laura says:

    I love the long necklace with this! That blazer is gorgeous! I try to keep my closet under control with the one-in, one-out method. It gets really hard at times though!

  7. Perfect work outfit and love the touch of fun with the necklace.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  8. Laurie says:

    Love,love that jacket ! I’m a terrible hoarder, and must have a clear out at some point. Although I do wear some items that I’ve had more than 20 yrs x

  9. Shellie says:

    Your gorgeous hair works so well with this color scheme!

  10. Shellie says:

    I pushed enter before I was finished ;)…Sorry, I am a little slow to visit all you linkers from the July My Refined Style Linkup. Thanks for bringing your fabulous flair to our party.


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