Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear + Style With a Smile Link Up

October 20, 2020
Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear, Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Scotch & Soda tapered leg pants with contrast side panels, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater, Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag

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.

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

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.

Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear, Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Scotch & Soda tapered leg pants with contrast side panels, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater, Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag

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).

This outfit follows my failsafe formula of three colours…

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.

Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear, Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Scotch & Soda tapered leg pants with contrast side panels, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater, Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag

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Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag
Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear, Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Scotch & Soda tapered leg pants with contrast side panels, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater, Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag
lining of Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket

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.

A newly-discovered outlet site

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!

Are you adapting your summer clothes for autumn, or do you have completely separate seasonal wardrobes?

Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater
Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear, Pom Amsterdam Bordeaux jacket, Scotch & Soda tapered leg pants with contrast side panels, Betty Barclay mustard rollneck sweater, Paul Costelloe burgundy crossbody bag

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)

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21 responses to “Splitting Up a Co-ord For Maximum Wear + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Those pants are to die for!! Such a great print! And I love that you opted against black for te jacket- this colour pallette is perfect. YOu look beautiful!xx

  2. Laurie says:

    The berry tones work so well with the mustard! There are some good style tips in this post Emma too. I’m now heading over to Otrium for a Reiss fix! xx

  3. Ashley says:

    This is such a rich fall vibe! Love it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. mireille says:

    I love the stripe on the side and what a great idea to split up the set!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  5. I love how you pulled out the colors in the trouser swift your accessories! Beautiful color palette! Thanks for the link up.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  6. Jill says:

    Those pants are fabulous! I love the print and color combo!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  7. I love how you transitioned these trousers into fall. The colors and the print are perfect for this time of year and that blazer is a gorgeous color. How perfectly it coordinates with the pants. Such a fun look!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  8. Nancy says:

    This is so you! What a fantastic trousers.

  9. Darlene says:

    As I was scrolling down to tell you how much I love those pants!!, I saw my photo with the other two lovely ladies. Thanks so much for including mine, Emma! A nice surprise! Anyway, the combination of burgundy and mustard is my new favorite and I love the whole outfit and how you styled it. Brilliant!

    xx Darlene

  10. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love separates (otherwise known as co-ords) for the same reason—so many more outfit possibilities 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  11. There are so many fun possibilities, especially with a fun print like this one! I just love those pants and how your jacket and bag look with it!

  12. Gail says:

    You find such fabulous colour combinations! Berry and mustard look great together. The lining of the jacket is too good to be hidden. I used to have a firm line on summer clothes being stored away, but now I’m more open to wearing them layered or adding boots, to extend their life.

  13. Brena Peres says:

    I loved the post, you look very elegant wearing purple, and what I like most is the contrast of print, purple and yellow, the combination was incredible. xoxo
    https://beperes.blogspot.com/

  14. Di says:

    This is a beautifully coordinated outfit, I love the bold printed trousers and rich fall color palette! I pack away my summer wardrobe to make room for winter things, due to limited space. During the change-over I usually discover a new possibility or two that I hadn’t thought of putting together before, like you did. Thanks for hosting the link up!

  15. HI Emma
    I remember those cool pants. What a great color combination! Every time I see you I think I need to experiment with more color combos. Love the jacket, military style, it really goes well with you hair color. Beautiful
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  16. I love your berrylicious outfit for fall Emma!
    Such a great look with berry and yellow color combination!

    Hugs,
    Robin

  17. Lizzie says:

    Such a great look! You pull these colors off so well!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  18. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is fabulous Emma, I love the whole outfit. You find some clever combinations Hun. Jacqui x

  19. I just love the burgundy with the mustard, such a pretty duo!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  20. Grace says:

    I agree, there are so many advantages to a matching set! This pants are so fabulous and I love all the colors.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  21. Lovely says:

    This is so creative of you. I love the color tones of the outfit. You look amazing!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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