I mentioned in yesterday’s Style Not Age post that I’d be back today with more colour. Well these bright orange trousers certainly pack a colour punch! I’d initially envisaged wearing them with the green blouse I wore in yesterday’s post but I’ll save that colour combination for another day. Instead I’ve chosen the (slightly) less controversial pairing of bright orange and tartan with a grey base.
I have a bit of an obsession with colourful trousers and coats. I’m convinced that colour can both reflect and influence your mood. Apparently orange is an optimistic and dynamic colour with a more balanced energy than red; less aggressive but full of vitality. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I rather like this bright hue; the trousers even got the thumbs up from the husband!
I’ve worn this jacket before with a black skirt for October’s Stylish Monday link up post. In fact I wore exactly the same jewellery and bag with it…well if it works why change it? With this pairing, the bright orange and tartan work well together due to the orange running through the pattern of the jacket. The grey jumper and ankle boots help ground the outfit and match the jacket’s base colour. I did have a pair of checked boots in mind but I decided they’d be too busy for this bold ensemble. Plus, my garden is like a bog at the moment so I needed chunky heels!
SHOP THE LOOK
River Island trousers (currently reduced to £20)| French Connection jacket (from eBay) | Rodier jumper | Clarks ankle boots | Alexia bag (old, from TKMaxx) | Mango bracelet and earrings (old) | Just Cavalli sunglasses
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