Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit + Style With a Smile link up

March 12, 2019

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.

Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit

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).

River Island brown high neck jumper

Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit


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!

Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit

Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit

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!

This is where I link up!

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17 responses to “Brown and navy: a classic workwear outfit + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Gail says:

    Smart and contemporary work wear Emma. I always have a trusty pair of black and navy trousers on hand for the office

  2. Jacqui Berry says:

    Love these tones together – nice and easy to wear. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. I absolutely love this color mix! That jumper is so chic with the puff shoulders. Thanks for the link up!

  4. I love that coat! It’s so classy and the trousers are sharp. This tone combination is lovely 🙂

  5. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love how polished this outfit looks, and I am also a big fan of turtlenecks. It looks like you’ve been having gorgeous, sunny weather—I’m jealous!
    Cheryl Shops |

  6. I have been a fan of turtlenecks forever. I don’t wear a lot of navy because I’m just never sure what to put it with besides white. Love it with the brown!!!

  7. Nancy says:

    I now notice that your hair is shorter. Looks cool. Is it healthier now? Fabulous coat!

  8. I love your coat! It’s very chic and stylish 🙂

  9. chez-rama says:

    I love the shades of brown you chose. The jacket and the top are super chic and elegant.

  10. Just love the color of that coat and the sleeves on your turtleneck!


  11. Laura says:

    These are beautiful colors together! I love the purple bag you added with it too. It compliments the whole look perfectly!

  12. Darlene says:

    What a beautiful backdrop and I love your mix of earth tones. Lovely!

    xx Darlene

  13. Emma, I love turtleneck sweaters, too. The ruching detail on the shoulders of yours is so adorable. And these colors are magnificent together. But your coat is what really grabbed my attention. It is so gorgeous!


  14. Jennifer says:

    I love the colour of your coat and top!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  15. Fabulous styling. Love your coat and those trousers. They all go together beautifully. thank you for hosting!

  16. Jessica says:

    Love this look dear, so classy and stylish. Gorgeous photos too!

    Jessica |

  17. Vegi says:

    nice and very classy outfit!

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