Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit, Oasis brown coat, Finery navy trousers, Jennifer Hamley Model KT bag

A classic workwear outfit for me is a simple trousers and fitted jumper combination. I’m so happy that I bagged these Finery trousers at less than half price 🙂 They’re still available at Asos for only £32 and they are worth every penny! Adding a pair of good quality navy or black trousers to your wardrobe will serve you well; they pair with just about any colour for a no fuss smart work outfit. I first wore these trousers on the blog a few weeks ago with a red coat and boots, but I opted for a more muted palette on this occasion. I particularly like the mix of navy and the warm brown coat, which looks vibrant in the bright sunshine.

Turtlenecks are my favourite style of sweater because they’re both practical and versatile.

Eager to add more brown tones to my outfits, I picked up this lovely jumper in River Island a couple of weeks ago. Turtlenecks are my favourite style of sweater because they’re both practical and versatile. Choosing one in a soft, fine knit ensures maximum comfort. The sleeves on this one really caught my eye; the gathering on the shoulders and ribbed cuffs with the frills create an interesting shape. It’s also available in cream, blue and black (the blue and black are now reduced from £26 to £12, although sizes are limited).

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My trusty Jennifer Hamley Model KT bag holds my laptop and other essentials. Although I also have it in orange and teal, I tend to use this aubergine bag the most. I kept my jewellery simple with one of my favourite rings from Pia and a bracelet that my Dad bought for me on a recent trip to Madeira.

The sun may have been shining but there was a very cold wind yesterday when we shot these photos. Winter isn’t quite done with us yet!

Oasis coat (similar) | River Island jumper | Finery trousers | Jennifer Hamley Model KT bag (alternative) | M&S boots (similar) |New Look earrings (similar) | Asos sunglasses (old, similar)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Tatiana of My Fabulous Forties, Jacqui of Mummabstylish and Jennifer of Effortlessly Sophisticated!

 

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Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

During my recent Asos shopping spree when I bought the multi-coloured faux fur coat, I did purchase something a little more “sensible” too. Straight or flared leg trousers are wardrobe essentials for me. I have lots of cropped peg leg trousers, which are great for Summer, but not brilliant for colder weather, unless you wear with sock boots.

I teamed these classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat for a simple two-colour outfit.

I’d had my eye on these Finery flared trousers for a while and was contemplating ordering them from their website. They were reduced to £44, but then I found them at Asos marked down to £32. Well, at less than half price I had to order them. I have a few pieces from Finery (including this shirt dress) and have always been very impressed with the quality.

I teamed these classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat for a simple two-colour outfit. Often I prefer to add a third colour, but I didn’t want to dilute the impact of the navy and red. The flared sleeves of the jumper have black edging and the earring tassels are also black, so strictly speaking there is a third colour, not that you’d notice immediately.

Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

This a typical work outfit for me: comfortable, stylish and warm. I usually wear a baker boy cap because it’s so windy where I work that an umbrella isn’t an option. They’re easy to carry in my bag and pop on when I’m going outside. But I think a wide brim hat looks better with this outfit, balancing out the flared trousers. I may wear hats less frequently when I’ve had my hair cut on Thursday…seriously, I’m counting the hours! I’ll be heading down to stay with my mum for a few days and let my regular hairdresser pick the bones out of the mess caused by my straighteners. I’m at the point where I don’t care about having it chopped off, I just want the damaged hair gone. Watch this space!

Are you a fan of this classic colour combination?

Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

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Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat

Classic navy trousers and sweater with a red coat, Laura Ashley navy tassel bag

Navy Warehouse pointelle jumper

Finery navy trousers, Warehouse pointelle sweater, Laura Ashley navy tassel bag

Finery navy trousers, Warehouse pointelle sweater, Laura Ashley navy tassel bag

Finery trousers ( now reduced to £32) | Warehouse jumper (similar) | Laura Ashley bag (similar) | Wallis red coat (old, similar) Zara hat (similar) | Marks & Spencer ankle boots (similar) | Dark Horse Ornament earrings (from the-Bias-Cut.com)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Terri of MeadowTree Style, Darlene of Aquamarina Style and Alicia of Between the Pearls!

 

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