Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes + Style With a Smile Link Up

August 31, 2021
Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes, Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes, Asos gingham mules

It’s been a white since I wore a black, white and red combination. I put this outfit together rather hastily but I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Nothing here is new – I’ve featured everything in this outfit on the blog before, but not all together until now. The culottes are a few years old now and I’ve previously worn them with: a red blouse, rainbow sweater, lobster print top, crocheted vest, cobalt top and cheetah print top. I have a lot of clothes, but I like to make them work hard by finding different ways of styling them!

The glass ring, which I bought in Sorrento years ago, matches this black and white spot blouse perfectly!

I’ve also featured this polka dot blouse with pink trousers before. Whether it’s stripes, spots or check, I like to pair black and white with a warm colour for contrast. The gingham mules stick to the colour palette while adding in a little bit of print mixing to the outfit too. I usually find backless shoes difficult to wear because they flap around and fall off my feet, but these aren’t too bad. I wouldn’t want to walk far in them, but they’re fine for work and going to the shops. (These green ones from Asos are a similar style and I’m very tempted!) The glass ring, which I bought in Sorrento years ago, matches this black and white spot blouse perfectly!

Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes, Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes, Asos gingham mules
Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes, Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes

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Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes, Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes, Asos gingham mules

Just for a fun touch, I chose my red heart sunglasses that I picked up in a vintage shop in Nottingham a few years ago. With the weather turning cooler I added my Pom Amsterdam bugs jacket as an extra layer. (It has also made several appearances on the blog). It’s not cold, but it’s been very overcast which makes it feel cooler somehow. Give it a couple of weeks and we’ll probably need the heating on!

Are you preparing to switch your wardrobe from summer to autumn yet, or is it still hot where you are?

red heart sunglasses, Skinny Dip lobster key charm, Mila Blu red tote bag
Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes, Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes, Asos gingham mules
Coast black and white spotted shirred neck top, Pom Amsterdam black bugs jacket
Coast spotted shirred neck top, Asos red culottes, Asos gingham mules, Pom Amsterdam bugs jacket, red heart sunglasses

Coast blouse (similar) | Asos culottes (old) | River Island mules (old) | Mila Blu bag | Pom Amsterdam jacket (from The Bias Cut)


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23 responses to “Black and White Spot Blouse With Red Culottes + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Katie says:

    Love the red and black together! It is too hot here to start thinking about transitioning to fall, but that hasn’t stopped me from buying some fall coats!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  2. Di says:

    I love this vibrant and playful outfit on you, and your accessories make it extra special! Black and white with red is a favorite color combination of mine, and I wear it often. hope you have a great week, and thanks for the link up!

  3. Love this color palette! You’ve inspired me to try and I agree that the ring is perfect with the blouse. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  4. Love this outfit–it’s terrific in every detail!

  5. I’m so impressed with how perfectly your ring matches this! You certainly have a knack with accessorizing! Love this blouse on you!

  6. Michelle says:

    Outstanding, Emma! I’m very partial to the black, white and red color combo.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  7. Cheryl Shops says:

    Love the mixed prints in this look! It’s just getting warm here in San Francisco—we have a very late summer!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  8. Suzy says:

    Emma, I’m in love with this outfit! I’ve always been a fan of black and white red. It’s such a classy colour combination. You always add such fun and quirky accessories which makes it such a YOU outfit!
    Those shoes are gorgeous too. I’ve always quite liked pointy flats but my husband can’t stand them so I never bought them. Now though, it doesn’t really bother me if he dislikes something so I ought to try and find myself a pair or two!! Thanks for the link-up!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  9. Jennifer says:

    I really love the red and the black and white print together.

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  10. Anna Marcus says:

    The red pants work beautifully with black and white top. Love the high neck and statement sleeves
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  11. Laurie says:

    Love high neck blouses Emma. Great for my age bracket! I hate my neck xx

  12. Emma, this outfit is absolutely fabulous! I love each piece on its own but the combination of them is just brilliant! Black and white and red is one of my favorite combinations ever as well. You are beautiful, my friend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  13. Gail says:

    Red with black and white is one of my favourite combinations! The bag and charm really caught my eye. I am wearing 3 layers yet again today so I should be thinking about transitioning, but I haven’t got my winter clothes down yet. Maybe at the weekend! x

  14. Pretty outfit Emma! I love the blouse and the collar and elastic at the wrists, it looks wonerful with the trousers. This is a favorite color combination! I also love the mix of patterns with your cute shoes! I have been buying all secondhand lately on Poshmark, and do look forward to styling things different ways with my current closet.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  15. Jacqui Berry says:

    I absolutely love this black, white and red outfit. I want more culottes in my life, these are a winning look. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui xx

  16. Lovely says:

    Love this color combination and your gingham shoes are a perfect match to this outfit! You look fab!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  17. I love red and black…and that cute print on your blouse which matches your ring!! Adorable!!

  18. Malindha says:

    Lovely red outfit ♥

  19. Mica says:

    The red cullottes look so good on you and I love the black and white prints with them – cute print mixing!

    thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂 We had a quiet day yesterday as we had a big day at the zoo on Friday – we got to feed a giraffe!

  20. Rena says:

    Emma, what a great showcase for restyling items you already have in your wardrobe and pairing them up in a new way. Red with black and white is a classic combo and here you’ve created a fresh and fun look. Well done.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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