Dress down Fridays aren’t really a thing anymore are they? Covid has turned that on its head with people working from home now doing dress up Fridays instead. When I’m actually in work, I want to be comfortable while still looking put together. That’s pretty much my requirement for any day of the week. Pairing a tailored jacket with casual trousers is one way of achieving that.
I bought this jacket on eBay for less than £10, and although the lining needed repairing it looks fine from the outside. I previously wore it with lilac trousers and a yellow jumper. Mixing shades of purple with beige cargo trousers creates a more muted colour palette. I don’t often wear neutrals, and generally I’m not a fan of anything beige. However, these trousers are somewhere between beige and khaki, which is a better tone for me than a pale beige or cream. This jacket is a lighter shade than my top, which breaks up the block of purple while keeping the look cohesive.
When I chose the theme of “Purple Reign” for last August’s Style Not Age post, I realised that I don’t have many pieces in this colour. (It also became apparent that not everyone is a fan of purple!) I’m more naturally drawn to yellows, oranges, reds and greens. This purple top was a charity shop bargain…how I’m missing my charity shop trawls! I’d put it away in a drawer and forgotten about it, so this was its first outing. I love the deep, rich shade of purple. Its a very regal hue.
The gold jewellery adds warmth to the overall look – purple and gold is an opulent colour combination. I completed the look with my trusty gold wedge espadrilles. I threw this outfit together at the last minute before rushing out to work, but I was quite happy with how it turned out 🙂
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Maje jacket (from eBay, similar) | Wallis top (from a charity shop) | River Island trousers (similar) | Clarke sandals (similar) | bag bought in Italy | Ted baker sunglasses | Ottoman Hands ring (from eBay)
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