It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August already…and that Summer is nearly over *sob*. This time of year feels a little stagnant; we’re at the end of the Summer sales but there’s not much new season stock in. The weather is mild but cloudy and a bit rainy…all of which can lead to a bit of a slump in motivation. And that’s exactly how I’ve felt lately, especially as I’ve been living out of a suitcase for two weeks out of the last three. So I suppose it’s fitting that everything in this outfit is old! That’s not to say I haven’t been shopping the sales…but that’s for another post (or two!).
I love the contrast between the mustard trousers and cobalt top, so much so that I added a bright blue bag and sunglasses too!
When I bought these mustard peg leg trousers I did wonder how much wear I’d get out of them, but they’re surprisingly versatile. In fact mustard seems to go with lots of colours: I’ve worn them with purple, black, burgundy and even pink! This is the first time I’ve paired them with blue though. I love the contrast between the mustard trousers and cobalt top, so much so that I added a bright blue bag and sunglasses too!
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This Zara jacket has to be one of my most worn items. I bought it when Isobel was a baby and it’s still going strong.
I chose a long necklace to counteract the horizontal line of the top where the jersey fabric joins the sheer section. Otherwise it can have the effect of looking a bit blocky. It’s just a shame I didn’t realise that one of those annoying hanging loops was dangling…why do they have to put them in every garment?! I probably walked around all day like that…at least you can’t see it with my jacket on! This Zara jacket has to be one of my most worn items. I bought it when Isobel was a baby and it’s still going strong. I’ll be bereft when it’s worn out because I can’t find another one like it. Everyone needs a navy blazer in their wardrobe, they go with almost everything.
I’ve worn this blue H&M top lots over the years too. It’s probably as old as the jacket, and fortunately I had the good sense to buy it in black as well. When I find something I love I try to buy it in several colours – I have these Asos peg leg trousers in black, navy, brown, purple and pale blue, in addition to these mustard ones! I even have these M&S sandals in another colourway…I don’t do things by half! But all of these have been staples of my working wardrobe and save me time when I need to get ready quickly (which is most of the time). We all need clothes that make life a bit easier don’t we?
Do you buy the same item in different colours? What helps you get ready when you’re pressed for time?
Asos trousers | H&M top | Zara jacket | M&S sandals | Azuni necklace | Asos sunglasses
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