Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers + link up

November 6, 2018

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend and start to the new week. Apologies for having to skip Sunday’s link up post – I returned from holiday on an overnight flight on Sunday morning, then had to drive from Gatwick back to Cheshire via Cambridgeshire. I finally got home Sunday evening…just in time to go to bed ready for the 5am alarm! I’m amazed I made it through a 10 hour work day feeling so chipper, although it hit me driving home in the dark. I’m still trying to get back to some kind of routine…and then there’s the unpacking and washing all my holiday clothes! It’s good to get back to blogging and catching up with everyone else’s posts though 🙂

The four colours in these tartan trousers make them very versatile when it comes to selecting tops and accessories.

I’ve got some holiday outfits to share with you over the next week or so, but today’s outfit is one from before my trip. We popped across to the other side of the quays during a break from work to have a look at the poppy display at the Imperial War Museum North. It really is a stunning sight.

It was quite a chilly day so I wore my snuggly mustard biker jacket. The four colours in these tartan trousers make them very versatile when it comes to selecting tops and accessories. It also helps that the pattern includes my two favourite colours: red and mustard. The last time I wore them on the blog I teamed them with a red belt bag and sock boots, but these satin bow trainers are much kinder to my feet!

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

I loved this jacket the moment I saw it in River Island but I waited until it went on sale before snapping it up.

I’m a big fan of faux suede moto jackets; they’re ideal for cooler weather when you don’t want to wear a big Winter coat. I have a couple of thinner ones, but this mustard jacket has a soft, fluffy lining. The only downside is it does shed a bit, so I probably wouldn’t wear it over a black jumper. I loved this jacket the moment I saw it in River Island but I waited until it went on sale before snapping it up. It was definitely worth the wait, although I had to wait even longer to wear it because I bought it in Summer!

To be honest, the fit isn’t as flattering as my khaki and cobalt blue biker jackets, but then it is thicker. That doesn’t make it any less versatile though; I could wear it over a maxi dress with tights and boots for a dressier look, or with dark skinny jeans for a casual weekend outfit. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it again over the coming months!

Are you a fan of moto jackets too? Do you prefer bright colours or more muted shades? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers


Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

poppies Imperial War Museum North

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

poppies Imperial War Museum North

poppies Imperial War Museum North

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers

Mustard bomber jacket and tartan trousers

River Island jacket (similar) | Zara trousers (similar) | Bow trainers from TKMaxx (blush pink version) Mila Blu bag (similar)


Last week’s favourites were…

Nancy of Jodie’s Touch of StyleSuzy Turner and Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood!


This is where I link up!


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27 responses to “Mustard biker jacket and tartan trousers + link up”

  1. Jodie says:

    What a fabulous surprise to see Nancy showcased…thanks so much Emma!
    And your jacket?? It’s so lovely. It reminds me of the sweater I just knitted and wore in our floral prints blog!!

  2. Hi Emma! I’m loving the mustard color on you, it’s been one of my favorites this fall season. I’ve also been looking for something plaid, but haven’t found the right piece yet. Your pants are darling with the red bag and biker jacket! Love the whole outfit! Thanks so much for the linkup!

  3. I cannot wear this color that close to my face, but what a brilliant jacket! I am craving a red moto jacket…or maybe purple or burgundy. And those trousers are magnificent. Such a great outfit, Emma!


  4. Such a fun combo, Emma! Those plaid pants will be fun to change the look with depending on the top and so easy adaptable for the holidays with some red. I’m loving olives and mustard this fall and that jacket is super fun.

  5. Gail says:

    Fabulous trews Emma! Brilliant use of colour, and love the poppy backdrop.

  6. This is a beautiful outfit. I love the bold tones and the bag is spectacular 🙂

  7. What a pretty background-
    Emma, I love the mustard jacket on you! I have a love of moto jackets too and do love color, as I dont think my black moto is very flattering on me, I have teal, burgundy, rust, brown. Those are some cute shoes! My eyes went directly to them, as I love sneakers with some fun detail! The plaid pants are lovely as I love the colors in them. Great look! I know what you mean about unpacking from a trip!
    jess xx

  8. Jennie says:

    Wow, I love these striking plaid pants! They look fabulous with your bold mustard jacket and cute sneakers. Wonderful fall look, Emma!

  9. Suzy Turner says:

    I bet that jacket is absolutely perfect for the cooler English weather! I think it looks fabulous on you. On me, however, it would look awful! I just know it lol. But I do like it, especially the colour! I must say, I adore your trainers – perfect footwear for when you’re out walking. It looks like you had a lovely day out.
    Suzy xx

  10. jacqui says:

    Tartan is everywhere and just the job for mixing with plenty of colours too. I’ve got a plainer pair, with just grey check over them, but paired with red they look quite fetching – on the blog soon! Thanks for sharing, and i’m looking forward to seeing your holiday post’s. Hope you’re getting back to normal, although that sounds like a bad thing to say – who want’s to forget about holidays!! Jacqui Mummabstylish

  11. Darlene says:

    Hi Emma,

    I love moto jackets and have a few myself, and I love this mustard one!! SO cute. And the tartan trousers are adorable, as is this whole outfit. A sporty look, and very nice on you.

    Thanks for sponsoring the Link Up!

    xx Darlene

  12. I just love this outfit Emma. I’ve just bought some checked trousers and really looking forward to wearing them. I linked an outfit YouTube as I don’t have an outfit blog post this week. Hope that’s ok


  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love your mustard yellow jacket, Emma—that’s such a stunning color on you!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. That mustard looks so great on you – you have the perfect complexion for it!

    xxx Yvonne

  15. Kim says:

    You look so darling and cozy. The jacket and poppies really complement one another. Glad you made it back safe and sound!

  16. I LOVE this outfit Emma – I actually have a similar one I’m getting ready to photograph next week! Except my mustard top is a jumper. My first ever mustard item – you’ve inspired me xx Maria

  17. Laurie says:

    Shopping savvy! The best way! These work perfectly together xx

  18. Sasha says:

    I love your jacket, Emma! It’s gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for the link up. Hope you have a great week! XXX

  19. Anna Shirley says:

    Perfect jacket, Emma! Mustard color is so “in” now. Lovely outfit.


  20. Chez-rama says:

    I love this mustard jacket. It is different from what I usually see and I like the style with this color

  21. Laura says:

    Those plaid pants are amazing! I really like that cute jacket with them too! Printed pants are my fav!

  22. Hi my dear,
    great look! I also like mustard very much – as you can see in my linked post 🙂 !
    Hugs, Traude

  23. I love that mustard moto jacket and it looks great with the pants.

  24. I need all of these pieces. This is such an amazing look. I love it.

  25. Ohhhh, I just LOVE this outfit! Love it! The colors and those pretty laces on your sneakers!


  26. Ada says:

    Sorry I missed it that you featured me. Thank you so very much. Each outfit you featured is great yet so different. And I love, love what you are wearing. Both your jacket and bow sneakers are so cute and so unique, Emma! =)

    Welcome by every Thursday to link up with me on Thursday Moda. Thanks and Happy Sunday!

  27. Elizabeth says:

    I love those tartan trews! I’m so jealous – I can’t seem to find a pair that suit me. This outfit looks great.

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