While packing away my summer clothes recently I decided to keep these Scotch & Soda trousers out and restyle them for autumn. They are part of a set that I’ve featured a couple of times before (see here and here). The top is quite thin and has short sleeves so better suited for summer, but these trousers are a thicker fabric so I can continue to wear them now the weather has cooled down.
Although co-ords or matching sets are often more expensive than a jumpsuit, there are advantages: they have the look of a jumpsuit without the bathroom inconvenience, you can buy the top and bottom in different sizes, and you can wear them as separates for multiple outfit options. Splitting up a co-ord for maximum wear offsets any extra expense and probably works out better value for money than a jumpsuit in the long run.
I bought this mustard jumper from TKMaxx a few weeks ago, and it just happened to be next to the trousers on the bed. The rich yellow in the print of the trousers gave me the idea of pairing them together. I love wearing high neck sweaters during the colder months, and I have them in various colours. Deep yellow looks great with so many other colours – not only dark neutrals, but bright hues too. (Mustard and cobalt blue is one of my favourite combinations).
I could have opted for a black jacket, but I wanted to bring out the deep red in the trousers. The shade of this Pom Amsterdam jacket is described as Bordeaux; it has more pink in it than the pattern of the trousers, which I’d describe as marroon. Nevertheless, it’s close enough to not look incongruous. The crossbody bag is somewhere in between – any other colour would risk making the overall look too busy. This outfit follows my failsafe formula of three colours, with the deep reds and yellows taking centre stage.
SHOP THE LOOK
The lining of Pom Amsterdam jackets are always exquisite…it’s a shame to keep them hidden! I think I have five jackets by this label now, they are brilliant investment pieces but not too expensive. This one is currently half price at The Bias Cut.
Although the trousers are no longer on the Scotch & Soda website, I recently stumbled upon an outlet site called Otrium where they are still available (and the matching top too). I almost squealed with delight when I saw not only Scotch & Soda, but Fabienne Chapot and Reiss, plus more high end labels heavily discounted! It’s only by exerting a tremendous amount of self-discipline that I haven’t bought anything yet. I’m trying really hard not to buy more clothes, particularly new anyway. I can’t quit trawling eBay and charity shops for bargains though!
Pom Amsterdam jacket (from The Bias Cut, currently half price) |Scotch & Soda trousers (still available at Otrium) | Betty Barclay jumper (TKMaxx) | Marks & Spencer shoes (old) | Paul Costelloe bag (eBay)
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliates links which means I may earn a small commission for any purchases made through them. This is at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.