Silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse + Style With a Smile link up

May 21, 2019

Outline silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse

I feel like I’ve taken my foot off the gas with the blog and social media recently. It’s down to a combination of things, although a lack of motivation has been a big factor. I think all bloggers go through periods like this from time to time; when you do something for a number of years it’s just the natural ebb and flow of enthusiasm. I’ve also been struggling with tiredness lately…me and the cat have taken a lot of naps together! But that’s not necessarily a bad thing 😉

I’m trying to implement some tips from Lizzie on blogging more efficiently by scheduling time for writing, emails and link ups. It’s very early days yet but hopefully this will boost my productivity (although I’ll never be as disciplined as Lizzie!).

The outfit

Today’s outfit is a mixture of new and old. I bought the silver cropped trousers at the same time as the black sweater featured in last week’s post. They are both from Outline, a brand that’s new to me. I purchased them both from an online discount site (I think it was Brand Alley but can’t be sure). When trying a new brand it’s always a bit of a gamble, but I’m really impressed with the quality of both items. Outline is a London-based brand that creates modern tailored pieces, evening wear and off-duty separates. The price point isn’t exactly budget, but you can snag a great bargain in the sales. These silver trousers are on sale on Outline’s website for about the same price I paid. They are also available in black.

These silver trousers are made of quite stiff fabric, which gives them a more formal feel. They’d be good to wear for the office as well as dressing up for evening. I’ve opted for a look that’s somewhere in between daytime and evening with the hot pink blouse and sandals. After wearing predominantly black for my last two posts I really needed some colour! The bright pink contrasts perfectly with the silver trousers; adding a third colour would have diluted the effect so I added silver sandals and jewellery to keep it simple. The dark grey bag compliments the silver without detracting from the overall two-colour look. The flowers on the handbag strap add the tiniest amount of purple, pink and red.

I plan on wearing these trousers with a crisp white shirt or fine knit sweater for a simple daytime look, and also with a black camisole and sandals for evening – maybe with a cropped boxy jacket. I’m trying to only buy great quality items of clothing that I can wear multiple ways now. I’m so over fast fashion.

Do you like this colour combination? How would you style these trousers?

Outline silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse

Outline silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse


Outline silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse

silver sandals

hot pink blouse, Moschino pink cat eye sunglasses

Outline silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse

Outline cropped trousers | M&S blouse (bought on eBay, similar) | sandals from Matalan c/o (first seen here) | Moschino sunglasses | earrings from Accessorize (old) | Ane & Elle bag (old) | cat necklace received in Cattitude box


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Last week’s favourites were…

Katie of Hello Katie Girl, Grace of Color and Grace and  Laura of I Do deClaire!


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23 responses to “Silver cropped trousers and hot pink blouse + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Jennie says:

    Girl, I hear you on the ebb and flow of blogging. my life has been non-stop chaos of late with the sale of my home/moving and blogging/social media has had to take a backseat. now that things are starting to level out i am hoping my desire for blogging returns… thanks for the recommendation of lizzie’s post – i will be giving that one a read for sure.

    I adore the bright pink against your silver pants! lovely color combination and those pants are simply fabulous.

  2. Suzy Turner says:

    I’d try the TROUSERS with a pair of trainers! They’re fab, Emma <3
    Suzy xxx

  3. Lanae Bond says:

    I like your hot pink blouse. It looks lovely with Your silver trousers. I also love your bag.

  4. Kelsey Bang says:

    you look so chic in pink! cute outfit!

  5. Hi Emma
    I love greys and pinks together, so I probably would have gone with it as well.. I love the style of your trousers and the length, shows of your pretty sandals. Great hot pink top too! I know what you mean about needing a break sometime, especially if we blog on a regular basis.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  6. Those pants are so elegant looking and would be perfect for a wedding or party. Love them with the hot pink!

  7. Ruth says:

    I love the fuschia top and the zipper is such a cute detail!

  8. Nicole says:

    Great look. Love pink with orange. Your big rock on the ring is so cool. Thanks for hosting the party.

  9. I love this entire style. The cropped pants are so versatile. I love your handbag 🙂

  10. cheryl shops says:

    I definitely go through periods when I don’t feel inspired, and when working on the blog feels like a chore. It’s totally normal—such is the creative spirit. Love your bright pink top though!
    Cheryl Shops |

  11. I love your combination of grey and pink. an amazing outfit!

  12. I love this color combination! I’ve been feeling it with social media too lately. I think it’s important to take breaks sometimes. THanks so much for the link up!

  13. Laura says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my post from last week! I love your beautiful cropped pants! They look amazing with bright pink!

  14. Darlene says:

    emma, those silver wide leg trousers are lovely! I like your idea of styling them with a crisp white blouse. Even a white tee would look super cute!

    xx Darlene

  15. This silver and pink mix is absolutely beautiful! I just took a few weeks off from blogging as well. Sometimes a mental break is exactly what we need!

  16. Katie says:

    This vibrant pink top is a gorgeous color on you! Thanks for hosting today’s link up and also for featuring me in your post!


  17. Gail says:

    I’ve always loved the combination of silver and pink, and i love how you added the extra colour of orange with your nails and ring!

  18. Emma, I love this outfit! I think the trousers would look great with some sparkly sock booties in the winter, too! And hot pink is so good on you. I have been struggling with motivation for my blog as well and tiredness seems to be my normal state of existence lately. So I feel your struggle. We must just take it all one day at a time. And like you said, it is an ebb and flow and our motivation and energy will return!


  19. First great outfit. I get the ebb and flow. I have been so off lately. I figure mine is I was having so many blog issues and was down too often. This then creates a feeling of discontent. trying to WORK through it by visiting more blogs and commenting. GETTING my blog vive back one blog at a time

  20. stephanie says:

    love that pink top and those shoes!! You look great!

  21. Jessica says:

    That’s such a fab pink top you got there dear! Really pretty compliment with the trousers too.

    Jessica |

  22. Ada says:

    How crisp, elegant and beautiful are those silver pants, Emma. Looking sharp with the neon pink top. Love the bag, sandals and that amethyst-brownish ring, too. =) Also, I feel you about slacking on the blog. I am not disciplined at all. A last-minute person for sure!

    Hope you can join my style linkup this Thursday and every week. =) Share your beautiful style with me and my readers. Welcome. Thanks, Ada. =))

  23. Amy Johnson says:

    Love those silver trousers!

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