Hello, how was your weekend? Saturday was a scorcher here – I even managed to get a bit of a tan in the garden! Sunday was a completely different story though thanks to the arrival of Arctic air. It’s back to layers for now!
We took these photos while it was still warm, which put me in the mood for bright colours. I like to play around with different colour combinations, partly because it’s fun, but also because it means I get more wear out of my clothes. I’ve had these trousers for a few years but I think I’ve only worn them once before on the blog; that was for the Style Not Age rainbow theme. I have them in other colours too, including purple, mustard, navy and black – all of which have made numerous appearances.
The starting point for this outfit was the shoes, which were a little lockdown treat to myself. Traditionally, I save velvet for Winter but these gorgeous burnt orange slingbacks from Asos are perfect for Spring/Summer. They’re really comfortable thanks to the soft fabric and low block heel. Plus, they’re only £30 so quite a bargain. Pale blue and bright orange perhaps isn’t an obvious pairing but I love these colours together! I’m already thinking of other ways to wear these hues together.
Apart from the shoes, everything else in the outfit is old. I bought both the top and the bag on eBay a few years ago. The top is very loose, but the splits at the side make it difficult to tuck in. My solution was to knot it which creates some definition at the waist (although it does ride up and expose my midriff).
I’ve added an orange cuff and tassel earrings, plus a tan belt – because I don’t have an orange one. I have a pale blue coat that I could layer over this outfit for cooler weather and make it more office-appropriate. Although I think in all honesty I would swap the top for something that doesn’t need adjusting every 30 seconds!
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