Shades of Blue With a Pop of Red

Shades of Blue With a Pop of Red Zara navy jacket Gap jeans HM sheer spot top

It was my daughter’s birthday at the weekend so on Saturday we had a party at the bowling alley for her and some school friends (kids with heavy bowling balls…what could possibly go wrong?) which was almost as much fun for the adults as we got a game in too! After I finished work on Sunday morning we went out for a family lunch at a nearby pub that serves the most wonderful food. Eating out requires comfort and a degree of smartness, so choosing what to wear wasn’t too difficult. Jeans, jacket and flat shoes is my go-to casual outfit combination and this navy Zara blazer has proved to be a wardrobe hero: I’ve worn it so many times.  It’s one of those items that I want to last forever.

Navy works well with so many colours but this time I decided to wear shades of blue with a pop of red.

Navy works well with so many colours but this time I decided to wear shades of blue with a pop of red. I love the contrast of cobalt blue and bright red. I’ve had the top for years – it has sheer sleeves so it’s ideal for layering under a jacket…I’m really glad I bought it in black too. The only new part of this outfit is the pale blue loafers which I bought from M&S. Even though a beautiful pair of heels can still make my heart flutter I have to be sensible and  think of the comfort factor! Heels are now reserved for occasions that don’t require much walking.

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Shades of Blue with a Pop of Red Mila Blu red leather bag

Shades of Blue With a Pop of Red Asos blue sunglasses

Shades of Blue With a Pop of Red M&S pale blue loafers

Shades of Blue With a Pop of Red HM sheer spot top Zara navy jacket

Jacket: Zara, top: H&M, jeans: Gap, loafers: M&S, bag: Mila Blu, sunglasses: Asos.


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  1. Andrea Nine
    July 7, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Love this look to pieces!! Wow, is cobalt ever your color!! Love the Pom in that great bag too!!

  2. July 7, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    That bag just makes this outfit! I love all these colors together! This is a must try for me!

  3. July 8, 2016 / 1:54 am

    Such a pretty color palette, love those shoes and the pom pom key chain.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo

  4. July 8, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    gorgeous and love the colors/shoes my friend!

  5. July 9, 2016 / 6:59 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  6. July 9, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I love blue and red together. And those loafers are adorable! Really great classic, comfortable look. Perfect go-to outfit, for sure. Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again next Friday! Have a fabulous weekend.


    • July 10, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks Shelbee! The shoes need a bit of “wearing in” but they are really comfortable – I find M&S shoes fit me really well.

    • July 10, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks Laurie! They were less than a tenner if my memory serves me correctly. I love Asos for unusual but affordable accessories 🙂

  7. July 10, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    There is enough fun and elegance to “compensate” high heels. I am a fan of high heels too. A big fan, but lately I have worn a couple of outfits which actually look better with flats. This is new to me. Your outfit with those beautiful loafers need no heels.

  8. July 11, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Cobalt is your color! That bag is fabulous and the little pom is a fun touch! I love this classic look on you!

    Doused In Pink

  9. July 11, 2016 / 3:07 am

    That blue shirt is so pretty and I love the sheer panel on the top of it. Cute blue puff key chain on your bag, too!


  10. July 20, 2016 / 5:13 am

    Those sunglasses are fabulous! I am a little slow getting around to visit the blogs who linked to the July My Refined Style Linkup. Thanks for adding your fabulous style to our over-40 party!


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