Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers + Style With a Smile Link up

July 25, 2017

I love summertime and never want it to end, but as soon as the kids break up for the holidays I know it’ll be over in the blink of an eye. With this in mind I’m keeping an eye on the A/W trends and thinking of ways to transition my wardrobe. Opting for rich tones inspired by nature reflects the changing of the season and heralds a new phase in the sartorial calendar.

The enchanted birdies blouse and navy paperbag waist trousers are part of the Woodblock Floral end-of-summer range of smart casual daywear at Laura Ashley.

The key to transitional dressing is wearing light fabrics that can be layered. This blouse is a lovely lightweight cotton while providing plenty of coverage. I adore the exquisite bird print and mix of colours, which make it really versatile. It would look great with flared dark wash jeans and platform sandals for a 70s vibe – just add a wide brim floppy hat and a sleeveless cardigan as a topper when the temperature dips. It’s also perfect for pairing with a pencil skirt or trousers for the office. For cooler weather and air conditioned offices a navy jacket would add an extra layer and pull the look together for a smarter option. The enchanted birdies blouse and navy paperbag waist trousers are part of the Woodblock Floral end-of-summer range of smart casual daywear at Laura Ashley.

Having a pair of trousers in classic navy that can be dressed up or down is a real wardrobe hero.

These trousers are so soft and feel lovely on. Plus they have deep pockets, which is always a bonus for me! What makes these trousers so comfortable is the loose cut and high waist, which has an elasticated section at the back. The tie belt can be adjusted – handy if you’ve had a big lunch! Having a pair of trousers in classic navy that can be dressed up or down is a real wardrobe hero.

Of course, bag and shoes don’t have to match – you could mix it up with any combination of the accent colours, or simply opt for neutrals for a pared down look.

The ankle length hem is ideal for showing off your shoes so I chose a pair of orange patent sandals. I paired them with a bright orange bag to match. The burnt orange accents give a nod to autumnal hues, but the mix of colours in the print gives you plenty of options for choosing accessories. Of course, bag and shoes don’t have to match – you could mix it up with any combination of the accent colours, or simply opt for neutrals for a pared down look. I’ve picked out several of the colours in my jewellery with a carnelian bracelet, malachite ring and turquoise earrings.

The enchanted birdies blouse is so striking and unusual that I get compliments whenever I wear it. Best of all is that I can wear it all year round with a few seasonal styling tweaks!

How do you transition from Summer to Autumn? Do you look forward to the new season collections in the shops? It’s link up day so scroll down to share what you’ve been wearing!

Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers

Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers Jord wood watch orange Miss Sixty sandals

Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers

Enchanted Birdies blouse and Paperbag waist trousers c/o Laura Ashley | Miss Sixty sandals (old, similar) Just Cavalli sunglasses (similar) | Asos hat (similar) | orange leather bag (old, similar) | Pia bracelet (similar) | Pia ring (similar) | earrings (local market, these would be perfect with the blouse)

Laura Ashley Enchanted Birdies Print Blouse and Navy Trousers

Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers

Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers

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21 responses to “Laura Ashley Bird Print Blouse and Navy Trousers + Style With a Smile Link up”

  1. Pam says:

    Thanks for hosting!! I love your outfit! I love transitioning from summer to fall – I would especially love a few cooler temperatures!

  2. Oh Wow, Emma, this bird print is magnificent! And the color combination is brilliant! Such a great outfit to transition into fall (Is it that time already?) It feels like summer has not even started here. It has been so mild, but I am not complaining!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  3. Suzy Turner says:

    That top is absolutely divine, Emma! Green is my favourite colour so I was almost drooling the second I saw it lol! Love the trousers too – they’re perfect at any time of year. I can’t even consider thinking about Autumn yet as it’s super hot here in the Algarve phew!
    Hugs,
    Suzy Turner

  4. Love your look! Great combination f colors. I’m definitely looking forward to some cooler temps. Thanks for hosting today.

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouthernstyle.com

  5. nancy says:

    Damn! I always love your outfits so much, I want to wear that myself! Please don’t linkup with me on Friday with this outfit, otherwise I have to make you my favorite again(wink wink)

  6. I absolutely adore that bird print! How beautiful. I am a sucker for anything with a nature motif, but this is especially pretty. Love the styling! xx

  7. Anna Shirley says:

    Whole look is just perfect. I love that your bag. This color is just light up everything. o)

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  8. Gail says:

    Very pretty bird print and love the way you’ve styled it. I transition first with cashmere cardis and ponchos…then add tights! Usually I can’t wait to start wearing new styles and colours.

  9. This outfit is fabulous in every way, Emma!! The print of the blouse, the pants!! And then that orange purse just finishes it off so nicely!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  10. jacqui says:

    Lovely Emma, I’ve not even thought about Autumn yet, I too don’t want to leave summer just yet! I’ve not visited the shops for a while so not seen any of the styles trickle in, but no doubt they will be there ready and waiting for us soon enough. x

  11. Joi @INMYJOI says:

    LOVE this look Emma- and I NEED that bag!!!
    http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  12. Emma,
    I am already looking at Fall stuff. I seem to have a good supply of dresses for now, for summer, so I look and see what I need to add to the Fall closet. I LOVE pine green and this blouse is so pretty with the print. I am seeing the paper bag pants online everywhere and these are so flattering on you. I am really tempted for fall myself. The color combination looks great on you!
    Have a lovely week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  13. Jennie says:

    Super sweet blouse! It looks so good with the navy and bits of orange.

  14. Trina Morgan says:

    Loving the blouse, pants and heels! 🙂

  15. Laurie says:

    I was actually in Laura Ashley yesterday eyeing up the bargains in the sale! I have seen the new collection and have a huge wish list! I love the shirt that you chose Emma, and the Paper bag trend is going to be big this year me thinks! xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  16. Roxanne says:

    You’re right – navy pants are definitely a hero item! Your blouse is stunning!

    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  17. Trina Morgan says:

    Loves Emma! Blouse is very pretty , shoes, bag, bracelet. Love the color combinations, which brings it all together beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us and stopping by to linkup.

  18. Sheena says:

    Great outfit! I love printed blouse too

    SheenaLovesSunsets

  19. Kris says:

    Love your outfit! It’s so colourful and fun!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  20. Liz says:

    You look super cute as always! Happy Monday!

    Liz
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  21. Melissa says:

    Really cute trousers! Loving it paired with the green top and the pop of yellow!!
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear

    xo
    Mel

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