Jeans and a Cotton Shirt – a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination + Style With a Smile Link Up

February 22, 2022
Jeans and a Cotton Shirt - a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination, Zara red jacket, Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses

It’s been a while since I wore dark denim flared jeans; after years in mostly skinny jeans I’ve been digging out some unworn and lesser worn styles lately. These Karl Lagerfeld jeans had been packed away for years – still with the tags on! As with most wide leg jeans, they are designed for someone a couple of inches taller than me. Are people generally getting taller? I ponder that because I have half a dozen pairs of trousers that I need to get taken up. I’m 5’8″ so not exactly petite. Anyway, comfortable heels elevate me enough to prevent these jeans dragging on the ground and getting soggy.

Dark denim jeans in a wide leg or boot cut style look smart, especially with a shirt and blazer. I bought this red Zara blazer while I was in Madeira last October. It’s much cheaper to buy from Zara and Mango in Spain and Portugal than in the UK as items cost roughly the same in Euros as pounds. I always find it amusing that the shops in Madeira stock winter clothing in October when the average high temperature rarely dips below 20 Celsius. Apparently they do find temps in the mid to high teens chilly! That would be considered almost tropical here!

My colourful take on a classic combination is probably what you’ve come to expect from me by now!

You can’t really go wrong with the classic combination of jeans and a cotton shirt. Whether you go for a more casual look with trainers and a bomber jacket, or heels and a blazer, it’s a pairing that you can style with ease. We all need those go-to outfits in the locker for when we’re short on time. My colourful take on a classic combination is probably what you’ve come to expect from me by now! The red jacket compliments the floral print of this gorgeous Grenouille shirt. (The poppy print shirt would also look fab with this jacket). My flower ring matches the shirt’s print too. The metallic red boots are muted enough to create a leg-lengthening effect (a bright red would have had the opposite effect). My navy crossbody bag completed the look.

Jeans and a Cotton Shirt - a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination, Zara red jacket, Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses

It’s half term for us this week and I’m visiting my mum for a few days as she was discharged from hospital last week. Thank you to everyone who left kind comments on last week’s post, I really appreciate it. I’m very behind with replying to comments – both blog and Instagram – but I do read them all and am truly grateful for your support.

Jeans and a Cotton Shirt - a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination, Zara red jacket, Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses

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Jeans and a Cotton Shirt - a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination, Zara red jacket, Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses
Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses
Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, pink enamel flower ring
Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses
Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, pink enamel flower ring
Grenouille red Jacobean flower shirt, Karl Lagerfeld flared jeans, Pucci red sunglasses

Grenouille red flower shirt (gifted) | Karl Lagerfeld jeans | Zara jacket (similar) | Laura Ashley bag | Lotus boots (previously gifted) | Pucci sunglasses | ring from a charity shop


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35 responses to “Jeans and a Cotton Shirt – a Colourful Take on a Classic Combination + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Laurie says:

    The blazer is stunning on you Emma. And a big hands up to flared jeans too xx

  2. Grace says:

    What a beautiful coat!! I love the bold color and that cool rings looks great with it. I also love the pop of blue with your finger nails! I didn’t bring any nail polish with me to Scotland but it’s one of those small things I look forward to once I’m back home.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  3. Nancy says:

    Flared trousers look very good on you. Not everyone can wear them, like me. Have a great week!

  4. I love the texture and bright color of this beautiful double breasted blazer!

  5. Such pretty colors on you! I only wear skinnies or jeans that can be cuffed for the same reason. I’m only 5’2″ so finding flare leg jeans that aren’t too long is a virtual impossibility…lol!
    Debbie
    http://www.yourstyledstory.com

  6. Love the printed button down top with these trousers! Thanks so much for the feature Emma!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  7. Katie says:

    Love how you styled this floral print top! The ring is the perfect accent as well!
    Thanks for the linkup!

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

  8. I love the idea off shopping in your own wardrobe and picking pieces that you hadn’t worn in awhile. I love those Karl Lagerfeld jeans. They are just so pretty and go with so many styles. Thanks for sharing this great post 🙂
    https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2022/02/5-key-pieces-to-dressing-really-well.html?m=1

  9. Red and navy will always be a classic. I like how you mixed it up with the floral shirt, I love when the inside cuffs are from a different fabric. I agree about flailed jeans-mine are frayed even though I always wear heeled boots with them. You look great as usual. Take care,,Terri

  10. Cheryl Shops says:

    Oh, I love your red blazer! I wanted to get the same one last autumn—I think Duchess Kate (or whatever you call her) wore it and it sold out almost immediately!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  11. Pamela says:

    Loving the folded cuffs on your shirt. I have short arms and turning up cuffs can be so ugly. A great updated twist on a very classic look.
    Pamela
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    I love those jeans!

  13. Annie says:

    Love the blazer. You look good.

    Annie

    Annies Food Diary

  14. Di says:

    Love this outfit, the red blazer is a bold and beautiful color on you, and I gush over all of your impeccably tailored Grenouille printed shirts. This great outfit reminds me that I have dark wash and a lighter wash pair of flares I need to get out and style more often!

  15. Maybe the store stock up on winter clothes for the tourists too. However, you are right. People adapt to the weather of their region. When temperatures go above the freezing point and the Sun shine, people in Alaska run around in tank tops and shorts. Even when there is still snow on the ground. Shorts with Sorels.

  16. Terrific outfit!
    I am loving everything about today’s outfit. The blazer and slacks are fabulous.

    Rosemary
    http://www.Distinctlysouthernstyle.com

  17. Lizzie says:

    Such a cute outfit! I always love the vintage edge that you give your looks!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  18. Amber says:

    Your blouse and jacket are a perfect pairing!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  19. Lovely says:

    The blazer looks fantastic on you! Love the texture and the color. Your ring is beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  20. Gail says:

    Lovely classic combo given a twist! Trouser length is an interesting one, I’m only 5’4 and sometimes regular length is too short! More often than not though, they are extremely long. I wish there was some consistency around sizing and what to expect.

  21. Jacqui Berry says:

    Love this outfit Emma, the shirt is super pretty as is that jacket. I’ve been wearing wide leg trousers this week – just love the look on me. Jacqui x

  22. Michelle says:

    I adore dark denim and red together. This is a fabulous look, Emma! And the shirt is totally awesome. I love a good print.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  23. Anna Marcus says:

    Love this combo a lot, Emma. The gorgeous red jacket completes this lovely outfit
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  24. Beautiful outfit, Emma. Love the whole look. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  25. Emma, I really like this red and blue combination. Those jeans look fabulous on you and I love the red metallic booties. Your red blazer is really eye catching as well and the poppy print always makes me smile. Such a fantastic outfit!

    Shelbee

  26. Love this outfit. I have started to wear flares in the last year. I find them really flattering – wish I’d had a pair like yours in the back of my wardrobe. they look stunning with the shirt and jacket.
    Alison x

  27. Jill says:

    I love the color of your blazer! This is such a beautiful combo!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  28. Ayesha Ayub says:

    Awww that ring is sooo cute i just want it, and your shirt is also very nice.

  29. Love love this blazer on you with the poppy shirt, it is so eye catching. The flared jeans look great with this look too and I love the floral ring. I have a few pairs of flared jeans and it is fun to switch it up!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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