Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater + link up

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

Although it’s only the second week of September it seems we are done with the warm weather here in the UK. There’s a real chill in the air, and we’ve even debated turning the central heating on! One consolation for the dip in temperatures though, is rediscovering jumpers and boots that have sat unworn for months (as well as buying a few new pieces!). This week I’m fully embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater – both new purchases from Zara.

I don’t have much tartan in my wardrobe so it’s a bit of step outside my comfort zone. But that’s usually where the fun starts, right?

When I popped into the store to collect my leopard print shirt dress I had a little browse (as you do) and immediately spotted these cropped tartan trousers. I picked them up and put them down a few times before deciding to buy them. I don’t have much tartan in my wardrobe so it’s a bit of a step outside my comfort zone. But that’s usually where the fun starts, right? There is a matching top which I’ve pondered buying (especially after being so pleased with the mustard co-ord), but I don’t think I’d get much wear from it. It’s short sleeved for one thing, plus it’s quite long. But we’ll see, I might go back and try it on – just to satisfy my curiosity if nothing else.

Holding them up together I realised that the classic camel hue is just what these bold trousers need to tone them down a bit.

However, I didn’t have to look far for an alternative option because I found this camel sweater in the same section of the shop. Holding them up together I realised that the classic camel hue is just what these bold trousers need to tone them down a bit. To top it all off (quite literally) I found this baker boy hat to compliment the sweater. All I needed to finish off the look were shoes and a bag.

It feels strangely liberating to not carry a shoulder bag! In fact I’m now such a fan of them I’ve bought a couple more…

The tartan print incorporates two of my favourite colours: red and mustard. As I’d yet to wear this red bag as a belt bag (I’ve worn it with the shoulder strap here and here) this outfit seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it. It feels strangely liberating to not carry a shoulder bag! In fact I’m now such a fan of them I’ve bought a couple more, including this same one in black. I mean, why spend big bucks on a Gucci one (not that that’s an option for me) when you can get a faux leather one that looks just as good?

Sock boots are a big trend again for this A/W, which is great news if you love them as much as me! (Not that trends should dictate what you wear of course). Last A/W I bought several pairs in various colours, some of which I haven’t even worn yet. The stretchy fabric makes them ideal for people with bunions (provided they have adequate support) as they don’t rub. These red boots were the first pair I bought and kick started my obsession. They match the belt bag and bring everything together nicely to welcome the new season!

What are your favourite new season trends? Do you love dressing for the cooler weather?

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara camel baker boy hat

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

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Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, red sock boots

Embracing the new season in tartan trousers and a turtleneck sweater, Zara cropped tartan trousers, Zara camel turtleneck sweater, Zara red belt bag

Trouserssweater, belt bag and hat all from Zara | Raid boots from Asos

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Audrey of Five Foot Nothing Shopping, Darlene of Aquamarina Style and Linda of A Labour of Life!

 


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14 Comments

  1. September 11, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    The camel does work great with the bright colors. Love all the red accents!

  2. September 11, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Emma, first, that cap is adorable! I am thinking one of those for myself or a beret! It wont be chilly here until the end of Oct. so I love getting a taste of Fall fashions! You look beautiful in this look.. I don’t have any plaid pants, but love hte colors mixed with the softer camel shade. Brilliant boots and bag 🙂
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • September 11, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! You too!

  3. September 11, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Emma, your outfit is adorable! I didn’t think I would like the belt bag craze, but after seeing it on you, I just may try it! I am definitely liking the looser fit in pants, aren’t you? Super cute plaid! Happy Tuesday~
    xx Darlene

  4. September 11, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I love tartan Emma, you’ve styled this look fantastically! Although it isn’t quite like fall in my city just yet, this look makes me look forward to it!
    Xx
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  5. September 12, 2018 / 3:11 am

    Those plaid trousers are amazing! You look fabulous in this fall outfit!

  6. September 12, 2018 / 6:05 am

    Those red boots are too fabulous for fall! I love the color and how bright they are. You styled it perfectly with the plaid trousers and the red belt bag, or fanny pack. You look so cute!

    http:/www.mylittlenest.org

  7. September 12, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    Well this has nothing to do with your outfit, but every time I see your name, I just think it fits. You have the most beautiful “peachy” complexion.

  8. September 13, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    What a chic fall look you have here dear! I absolutely love the fanny pack, they’re definitely in!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  9. September 14, 2018 / 4:58 am

    Great tartan pants. Love the styling. Thanks for sharing your post at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  10. September 17, 2018 / 5:10 am

    Emma you look great in tartan trend. I like the red shoes and bag you styled.
    XOXO Tina

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