Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red

Welcome to a brand new blogger collaboration and Stylish Mondays monthly link up! I’ve teamed up with eight other bloggers for our first theme, which is “Ladies in Red”. Very appropriate as February is the month of Valentine’s Day ❤️

Because it’s a colour I wear a lot, I wanted to go all out by wearing red head to toe…well ok, head to ankle!

Red is my favourite colour; it makes me feel confident and vibrant. Because it’s a colour I wear a lot, I wanted to go all out by wearing red head to toe…well ok, head to ankle! I have a couple of pairs of red trousers but these cropped ones are a near perfect shade match for my frill blouse (which I wore for the Style Not Age Frill Seekers post). The high waist style works well with the loose fit of the blouse, which needs to be worn tucked in or knotted at the front, otherwise it looks shapeless.

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse, Asos red culottes

Often I’ll work three colours into my outfit, but I didn’t want to dilute the contrast of the yellow against the red.

I didn’t plan on pairing yellow and red together – it’s not a colour combination I’d normally consider. But sometimes a flash of inspiration strikes and you hit upon a winner! Shoes were not really an option given the snow on the ground (it didn’t last long). These boots were still out of their box from the January Jumpers photo shoot, so I tried them and loved how they looked with the red trousers.

Often I’ll work three colours into my outfit, but I didn’t want to dilute the contrast of the yellow against the red. Adding a yellow bag, bracelet and tassel earrings keeps the colour palette simple but it packs a punch. I can’t think of another occasion where I’ve worn these two colours together, but I’ll definitely be trying this combination again!

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse, Asos red culottes

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Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse, Asos red culottes

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, Asos red culottes, yellow chain handle bag

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse, yellow tassel earrings

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse

Stylish Mondays - Ladies in Red, And Other Stories red frill blouse, Asos red culottes

Asos trousers (similar) | And Other Stories blouse (similar) | River Island boots (similar) | bag from TK Maxx (old, similar) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses

 

Do you love to wear red too? Head over to see what the other “Ladies in Red”are wearing…and don’t forget to join in the link up! (No Sunday Reflections link up this week because of this monthly one).

Stylish Monday - Ladies in Red

Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

Hilda of Over the Hilda

Andy of Pearls and Pantsuits

Michelle @seechele_styles

Julie of Fashion Trends and Friends

Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Robin of Hello I’m 50ish

 

 

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Red Culottes and Cobalt Top

You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m a fan of culottes. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but there are so many different styles out there at the moment. If you’ve been hesitating about trying culottes, there’s never been a better time for finding a style to suit you. They have all the flow of a midi skirt without the worry of exposing too much in a sudden gust of wind!

For a shoe lover, the main benefit of wearing culottes is getting to show off fabulous footwear which often get lost under long trousers.

Up until now I’ve favoured more muted tones, but since wearing my Lotus pink wedge sandals with full length red trousers I’ve been on the hunt for some red culottes. Asos – my favourite destination for trousers – came up trumps with these high waisted ones. I teamed the red culottes and cobalt top with a navy jacket for a colourful but smart work outfit. For a shoe lover, the main benefit of wearing culottes is getting to show off fabulous footwear which often get lost under long trousers. Because I’d colour blocked two bright hues, I chose a neutral sandal to avoid overkill. These Clarks sandals are so comfortable despite the stacked heel and platfom sole. Unfortunately, later that day one of the straps broke and I had to walk around with one shoe flapping until the end of my shift. Fingers crossed I can get them fixed!

I’m off to a family wedding reception later and it’s gonna be hot, hot, hot! I’m having a long overdue haircut and colour beforehand so I’ll post a piccy on Insta 🙂

What plans do you have for the weekend? Will you be outdoors enjoying the sunshine? Whatever you’re doing I hope you have a good one!

Red Culottes and Cobalt Top

Red Culottes and Cobalt Top

Red Culottes and Cobalt Top

Red Culottes and Cobalt TopAsos culottes (petite version) | H&M top (old, similar) | Zara jacket (old, similar) | Clarks sandals (similar) | Mila Blu handbag (similar) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses (similar)

 

Linking up with: Turning Heads TuesdayOn Mondays We Link-UpStyle Swap TuesdaysTina’s Pink Friday Link UpThursday ModaThe Pleated PoppyConfident TwosdayStyle on the Daily, Red, White & Blue Link Up

 

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