Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers + Link Up

March 20, 2018

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

I’ve given up trying to second guess the weather – just when I think Spring is imminent we get another icy blast. The day after we took these photos it snowed…again! Despite the disappointing temperatures I’m starting to bring a little new season cheer to my wardrobe.

Pairing this gingham ruffle sleeve top and purple trousers creates an office-appropriate outfit with an element of fun.

When Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the colour of the year I thought we’d be seeing lots more of it in the shops. Luckily I bought these peg leg trousers from Asos a few years ago. Remember when I said if I like something I buy it in multiple colours? Well I have these trousers in five colours! That’s how much I love them. Pairing this gingham ruffle sleeve top and purple trousers creates an office-appropriate outfit with an element of fun. Brightly coloured trousers make a statement, but still look smart when worn with an elegant top.

With the top sitting quite loose on the shoulders I used it as an opportunity to showcase one of the necklaces I made.

The top comes up slightly large – it’s available in 8-10 and 12-14, so I opted for the latter, but the smaller size would probabaly have fitted fine. It sits a little off the shoulder and without a vest underneath I needed to pin it. The fabric is lovely and soft though and the ruffle sleeves create a nice silhouette. With the top sitting quite loose on the shoulders I used it as an opportunity to showcase one of the necklaces I made. Turquoise and purple is one of my favourite colour combinations, so I picked up on the turquoise centre beads with the bag. I bought it years and years ago for next to nothing and have rarely used it. Suddenly I have a new-found appreciation for it – it’s such a useful size as well as being a gorgeous colour.

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

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Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

These silver lurex sock boots are both funky and comfortable. The super stretchy fabric is very forgiving on my bunions and the heel is not too high. I bought them in the M&S January sale, and even though I wondered if I should buy more sock boots I definitely don’t regret it! Now I just need to add more Ultra Violet to my wardrobe!

Do you love wearing purple? Have you bought anything in Ultra Violet yet?

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

silver lurex sock boots

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers

Asos trousers (similar) | Wearall top wrap top c/o | M&S silver sock boots (similar) | turquoise bag (old, similar) | Ted Baker sunglasses (old, similar)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Johanna of Johanna Grange, Bettye of Fashion Schlub and Cheryl of Cheryl Shops!


This is where I link up!

Disclaimer: I was gifted the top in exchange for a review. My opinions are honest and unbiased. This post contains affiliates links which means if you click on them and/or purchase via a link I may earn a few pennies, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.

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40 responses to “Gingham Ruffle Sleeve Top and Purple Trousers + Link Up”

  1. such a lovely outfit. The colour of those pants is fabulous. Everyone needs a bit of purple in their life.

  2. Emma, this is so great! I absolutely love the gingham top! And the colors are all so brilliant. And your boots. And you adorable necklace! Well done, my friend! Very well done!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. I love your ruffle top Emma! It’s absolutely gorgeous on you! x

  4. I haven’t bought any purple yet, don’t know what I’m waiting for! I love your outfit and the necklace is such a nice compliment as are the sunglasses! Have a great day!

  5. Jennie says:

    Verey cool top! I like the plaid and wrap detail. It really is the perfect item for showcasing a necklace!

  6. amy says:

    So much fun color in this outfit!

  7. jacqui says:

    Wonderful, you’ve styled the violet so well. How cool is that top, it’s rather unusual and looks amazing on. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  8. Roxanne says:

    I love the trousers! What a gorgeous color combo!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  9. Nancy Baten says:

    Great look! I love blouses like that and youre trousers suit you very well!

  10. Laura says:

    I love those bold purple pants! That wrap top looks fabulous with them!

  11. Ruth says:

    A wrap top is so chic! Definitely a great work wear outfit!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  12. Your necklace is gorgeous Emma, and I love this color combo!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    Aww, thank you for the feature, Emma! It was a lovely surprise to see myself here! Those violet trousers are fantastic on you, and I hope they’re brightening up your day (it’s just as dreary here in San Francisco)!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  14. Gail says:

    Great colour combo. I love ultra violet too.

  15. Emma you look gorgeous! This colours and this wrapped top is great. Your selfmade necklace is amazing.
    XO Tina

  16. Liz says:

    This outfit is so much fun! I just love those boots!

    Liz
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  17. Joi @INMYJOI says:

    Loving this combination Emma!!! Purple is gorgeous on you!
    Xx

  18. monica sors says:

    I really love the trousers!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: PFW STREET STYLE MARCH 2018 II

  19. miri says:

    Thank you for the link-up, Emma. I love your gingham top- you look so pretty.
    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

  20. there are so many fun colors popping in this outfit! love it!

  21. Amy Arnold says:

    That top is so fun, and I love it with the boots!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. Hi Emma, this is such a cute top and looks very stylish with the purple trousers and these WOW-boots! And the bag & the chain are matching perfectly.
    Today I’m joining your linkup with new Thailand-photos. May be, they will help you as good as me to cope with the new onset of winter 😉
    Hugs from Austria, Traude
    http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2018/03/technische-pannen-und-blaugrune.html

  23. Sorry: “And the bag & the chain AND THE SUNGLASSES …”
    :-))

  24. What a fun blouse! Love this look 🙂

    Natasha | PALM + PINE
    palmandpineblog.com

  25. Claire says:

    What a beautiful top Emma, love the style 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop, hope to see you tomorrow.

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