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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Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

I’m a sucker for buying coats in the sales; even though I have lots already, I just can’t resist a bargain. I wear my long camel coat so much that I wondered if I could justify buying this brown one as it’s quite similar. But of course I caved and bought it (browsing Brand Alley is far too tempting!).

By teaming the coat with tan trousers and a brown hat it allows the colour accents and gold jewellery to stand out.

This classic tobacco brown shade will work well with lots of different colours, including neutral hues as well as rich jewel tones. It would also look very chic with a black roll neck sweater and trousers, but I wanted to add some colour. It’s very rare that I dress head-to-toe in neutrals. By teaming the coat with tan trousers and a brown hat it allows the colour accents and gold jewellery to stand out. I’d completely forgotten I had this hat – it was hidden under a stack of other hats in the wardrobe! It was a nice surprise to find it again!

I often wear these trousers with a navy roll neck sweater, but I wanted a change so chose this dark green jumper instead. I bought it from Laura Ashley a couple of years ago. The last time I wore it on the blog was also with brown…in February. I guess I’m a creature of habit! Maybe I should try some fresh colour combinations. I do like how the warm browns with dark green and aubergine keep the colour palette muted without looking dull. It also helped that the sun was shining which brought out the gold jewellery and hardware on my bag.

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Featuring check print, faux fur and crystal embellishment, these trainers are fun and quirky.

Wearing trainers for work is now a regular thing for me, but that doesn’t mean my footwear has to be boring! Featuring check print, faux fur and crystal embellishment, these trainers are fun and quirky. They were also a pre-Christmas sale bargain. They pinch a little on my bunions but I’m hoping they will stretch over time. It’s a shame my trousers partially cover them…those faux fur strips are so strokeable! Now I’m thinking I could wear them with dark green tights and a skirt to really show them off!

Do you like to wear fun and quirky trainers? Or do you prefer a more classic style of flat shoe?

River Island faux fur trainers

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Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Laura Ashley green lace sleeve jumper, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Warm browns with dark green and aubergine, Oasis brown coat, Jennifer Hamley Model KT aubergine bag

Oasis coat (similar) | Asos trousers (old, similar) | River Island trainers (similar) | Laura Ashley jumper (old) | Jennifer Hamley Model KT bag | Asos hat (old, similar) | F&F earrings (similar)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Darlene of Aquamarina Style, Elsie of Polished Whimsy and Rama of Chez Rama!

 

 

 

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