Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag + link up

May 29, 2018

Bershka Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and Topshop crab straw bag

You might recognise the location of these photos…it’s the same place as last week’s Style With a Smile link up post. Yes, we were back at our local gastro pub…the new vegan menu is a big hit with me! But we weren’t there to celebrate our wedding anniversary again…my dad came over from France to stay with friends and came to see us at the weekend. Now, this pub serves the most magnificent pies, in fact it’s renowned locally for them. The steak and ale pie made quite an impression on my dad when we took him there before and he was keen to go back. No complaints from me!

When I ordered the mixed wrap dress I wore in last Tuesday’s link up post, I also added these diagonal striped wide leg trousers to my shopping basket

It was a really hot day (we’ve had some unusually hot and humid weather lately) so I needed an outfit to keep me cool. When I ordered the mixed wrap dress I wore in last Tuesday’s link up post, I also added these diagonal striped wide leg trousers to my shopping basket. They’re a lovely lightweight material, and they don’t crease. The only slight negative is the lack of stretch in the elasticated waistband which makes it difficult to get them over my thighs. I have the same problem with my metallic Zara culottes. Sizing up sometimes means the legs are too voluminous, so a compromise must be made. For size reference these striped trousers are a size medium.

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag


Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

This cute straw crab bag is also a new purchase. Sadly it’s now sold out online but I have seen some in a couple of Topshop stores. It’s big enough to hold all of my essentials, plus it’s really light. I love having both a shoulder strap and handles. Straw bags are everywhere at the moment and there are plenty of fun designs in the shops πŸ™‚

Are you a fan of straw bags? Do you like quirky designs? Let me know in the comments!

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

Bershka wide leg trousersΒ | Topshop straw bag ( sold out, similar) | Ribelle sandals (similar)

Last week’s favourites were…

Joi of In My Joi, Jess ofΒ Elegantly Dressed and StylishΒ and Amy ofΒ Amy’s Creative Pursuits!

This is where I link up!

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44 responses to “Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag + link up”

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    I love the quirky bag, Emma! And the stripes culottes are perfect for the summer. That restaurant sounds like a great find too!
    Suzy xx

  2. Liz says:

    That is so darling! And it matches your skirt!


  3. Laurie says:

    Loving straw bags in all shapes and sizes! There are some great one’s this year. You look fabulous as always Emma.
    Laurie xx

  4. I really need to find myself some pants like that. I do like a good gastro pub myself. As for bags , yes I love the straw bags on others but it’s just not practical for me. We have been basking in humidity haven’t we. I’ve been knocking around at home in shorts.

    • Emma Peach says:

      Yes it’s been so humid, and yet we haven’t had any big thunderstorms in the North West yet, just one rumble and a couple of flashes of lightening. After the long, cold winter it’s come as a bit of a shock!

  5. These pants are so fabulous, Emma! I love the colors and the diagonal stripes. And that bag is just too adorable! Great summer look!


  6. jacqui says:

    What a brilliant bag – I’m itching to find one! Away to Spain next week so will have a look there. Love the wide leg trousers, they are so flattering Emma. Hope you’ll join the #chicandstylish #LINKUP this week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thank you Jacqui! There are lots of lovely straw bags in the shops at the mo, I’m wondering if I can justify buying another one πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a fab time in Spain!

  7. Patti says:

    I love, love the crab bag! And the lightweight trousers look like perfection on a warm day. Thanks for linking and hosting, xo


  8. Gail says:

    You’re lucky to have got your hands on that bag – looks like it’s very sought after! Such cool trews too.

  9. Jodie says:

    This whole outfit is fabulous from head to toe, Emma!!

  10. Sheela Goh says:

    I confess I’m not much an aficionado of straw bags, my friend. That said, I had one in the late 90s that was quite gorgeous even though I can’t remember what it looks like now GRIN and I know Kate Spade has some really cool ones usually for Summer, but this is one trend I’m quite happy to admire from afar and on others such as yourself, Emma xoxo

  11. Darlene says:

    Emma, the whole outfit works!! And I personally like the bag very much. I think every outfit needs a little touch of something different and this bag is it! xx

  12. Sasha says:

    I absolutely love your bag, Emma! It is fabulous! I love quirky designs: the quirkier the better! XXX

  13. Ruth says:

    Those pants are so much fun! I love the stripes and the color is absolutely perfect for spring and summer!


  14. Brooke says:

    Oh the little crabs on your straw bag are so cute!! I love them and your trousers too!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  15. Ooo, that straw bag is so cute! I lvoe the crab and need that as my sign is Cancer… the crab! Looks so fun. Your striped pants look great and i love it with the draped black top. looks very figure flattering
    Have a great day! sorry I am late to the party!

  16. SO cute! I love your culottes! Looks like we are twinning lol!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  17. Mariann Yip says:

    Living for those striped pants, such a gorgeous pop of color! https://mariannyc.com/2018/05/31/june-goals/

  18. I’m seriously in love with that adorable and unique crab bag and it pairs so nicely with this outfit!


  19. Amy Arnold says:

    Loving your stripes!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. I’ve been all about straw bags this summer, and this crab print one is so cute! I’m also loving those pants, they’re so fun!

  21. Claire says:

    Love your skirt, Emma. I love long skirts with a nice pattern πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up. Have a great week and we hope to see you soon.

  22. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! I didn’t know you featured me until today! Your so sweet! Love your outfit!

  23. Megan says:

    I love these pants they are perfect for summer. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan

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