Casual Red and Black Outfit + Style With a Smile Link Up

September 28, 2022

Apologies for being a day late with the weekly link up – I’ve been at my mum’s and visiting her in hospital twice a day so I’ve had very little time for blogging. The good news is she seems to be improving and will hopefully be home in time for her birthday next week. Optimistically, I took the tripod and camera with me and managed to quickly take these photos before heading back to Cheshire yesterday. This casual red and black outfit is really comfortable but still feels put together. The Soul Sisters T-shirt is one of my absolute favourites, a regular go-to piece.

Instead of a jacket, I added this snuggly cardigan that I found in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago

These trousers are elasticated at the back so they are great for for days when I’m sitting a lot. The big pockets are a bonus too. Instead of a jacket, I added this snuggly cardigan that I found in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago. It was only £4! Second Hand September is almost over but I’m in no hurry to hit the shops again…well, only charity shops. In place of the quilted metallic bag that I’ve been regularly using (the one I bought with my Instagram win vouchers) I borrowed this red one of my mum’s. I remembered it was stored on top of her wardrobe and thought it gave the outfit a smarter look. (I also borrowed it for this post five years ago).

I’m usually in trainers (sneakers) these days but I hadn’t worn my Stan Smiths for ages. My gold Guess trainers would have probably looked better with the gold print on the T-shirt, but I didn’t take them with me. Gold jewellery and black round lens sunglasses finished off this super comfy casual red and black outfit.

Do you love a bold colour block outfit too?




Soul Sisters T-shirt (gifted) | River Island trousers | Mark & Spencer cardigan (charity shop) | Adidas Stan Smith trainers | Dune bag | Jeepers Peepers sunglasses | Kooky Two necklace

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26 responses to “Casual Red and Black Outfit + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. So glad to hear you mother is improving! I love the cozy cardigan with these trousers and tee. So chic! Thanks for the feature and link up Emma!

  2. Cheryl Shops says:

    No need to apologize for spending time with your mom—hope she is feeling better soon!
    Cheryl Shops |

  3. Rena says:

    Glad to hear that your mother is doing better. It’s understandable that life’s other obligation come before blogging. This is a great look and I think your white trainers were a smart choice.


  4. Gail says:

    Stressful time for you Emma, hope your mum gets better soon. Looking good, I love the t- shirt and trainers!

  5. Nancy says:

    What a relief that your mother is almost going home. But I would keep that cute bag, lol. Lovely bright outfit, perfect for these grey days!

  6. This is such a striking outfit, Emma! I love this bold red color on you. Those trousers are magnificent and look super cute with trainers. I love the handbag and what a great thrift find in that cute red cardigan. I am so glad to hear that your mom is improving. I am sending healing energy her way along with some birthday wishes!


  7. Jennifer says:

    Hope your mom is better soon! Love the colour of this outfit!

    Curated by Jennifer

  8. Michelle says:

    I do love a bold color block outfit, and this one is no exception. Red and black is such a great combo! I’m glad your mom is improving. It’s so stressful when someone we love is sick. An early Happy Birthday to your mom.


  9. Di says:

    Glad to hear your mum is getting better and will be going home soon! Love this polished casual look-I am a big fan of bold color blocking, and the red looks great on you. Thanks for sharing and the link up!

  10. I hope your mom is able to head home soon! That gorgeous cardigan was a great find! It looks so soft and cozy!

  11. Lovely says:

    I hope your mom gets well soon. Love this color combo on you!

  12. Jacqui Berry says:

    Hope your mum is alright Emma, thanks for hosting the linkup too. They can be so time consuming can’t they. Much appreciate your time. Jacqui x

  13. Emma I love the look- especially the tee, it’s incredible! So glad to hear your mom is doing much better. xx

  14. Hena Tayeb says:

    Oh I love it. Great outfit.

  15. Todd Cambell says:

    Your Outfit is stylish and awesome Emma Will pray for your Mum Hoping for her better health

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