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Pink Graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers + Stylish Monday link up

July 1, 2019

Pink graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers, Stylish Monday link up

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through the year already. The first Monday of the month means it’s time for July’s Stylish Monday link up, and the theme is graphic tees. A few years ago I owned hardly any, but now I’ve got at least a dozen in a multitude of colours.

Teaming the pink graphic tee and blue frill trousers with matching shoes and bag creates a fun, smart-casual look.

I bought this pink one from River Island last year but this is the first time I’ve worn it. It ticks multiple boxes for me –  the bright colour, the stripes, the appliqué, and of course the message in French: “une vie libre”, meaning “a free life” in English.

Boxy t-shirts can be unflattering on me, especially when they end at the hips, so I like to knot them to create a better shape. I could have paired the T-shirt with trousers or a skirt in any of the colours in the stripes. Or for a more casual look I could have opted for jeans. But instead I decided to pick out the blue appliqué heart as my contrasting colour. These trousers are also from River Island (I previously featured them with a mustard ribbed sweater last Autumn). Teaming the pink graphic tee and blue frill trousers with matching shoes and bag creates a fun, smart-casual look. The stripes add just enough extra colour to break up the blocks of pink and blue.

Pink graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers, Stylish Monday link up

When I like something I often buy it in multiple colours…

Nothing in this outfit is new; the shoes and bag are years old. I also have this bag in a lighter pink and lime green. When I like something I often buy it in multiple colours – like the earrings I’m wearing, which I also bought in orange and green. I did see these frill trousers in green and they were on sale, but since seeing how badly River Island rates on the Good On You app, I decided to stop shopping there. The sad irony is that the person who made the T-shirt probably doesn’t enjoy “une vie libre”. And that’s why I’m making a big effort to shop more consciously now. After all, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Now that message would make a great graphic tee!

Please check out how my blogger friends are wearing their graphic tees (links at the bottom of the post), and add your outfits to the link up!

Pink graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers + Stylish Monday link up

J by Jasper Conran pink tote bag

SHOP THE LOOK

River Island pink Une Vie Libre T-shirt

River Island blue frill trousers jewelled button

Pink graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers + Stylish Monday link up

T-shirt and trousers both from River Island last year | J by Jasper Conran bag from Debenhams (old) | Moschino sunglasses  (old)

 

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Suzanne Bell of Ask Suzanne Bell
Andrea Schwartz of Pearls and Pant Suits
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style
Julie Augustyn of Fashion Trends and Friends
Michele Clark of Seechele Styles
Cynthia Scurry Middle Sister Style
Nicole Mölders of High Latitude Style

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8 responses to “Pink Graphic Tee and Blue Frill Trousers + Stylish Monday link up”

  1. I am a big fan of knotting tee shirts, too! It adds just the right amount of sass! And these colors together are so great. Super cute outfit!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    Such a lovely outfit! What a great theme right!

  3. I love, love, love this outfit! I’m always a fan of graphic t-shirts–the heart “medallion” on yours is amazing. The shade of pink of your shoes/ handbag is the perfect addition. Now *I* need pink shoes and a handbag–ha!

  4. Great color combination! I love the bright pink and all of the accents! Your ring and those earrings. I do the same and will buy things in more than one color, clothes included. You look lovely!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  5. Love how you styled your tee! I’m a big fan of the bright colors! Always love our monthly collaboration!

    Julie

  6. Pamela says:

    Great quote Emma ‘if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem!’
    We all need to be on this!
    Pamela x
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  7. Suzy Turner says:

    Looking fabulous as always, Emma! Boxy t-shirts don’t look that great on me either so I will have to try your tip!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx

  8. Jill says:

    This is such a fabulous color combo! Your tee is so cute! I love how knotting a tee completely changes up the look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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