Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord: An Outfit Wildcard + Style With a Smile Link Up

July 28, 2020
Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord

When it comes to outfits I do love a wildcard – you know, those items that catch your eye but you’re not sure if they’ll be a hit or a big fat miss. This Zara khaki trouser co-ord is definitely what I’d call a wildcard. When I spotted it in the recent sale I kept scrolling past it, only to go back and look at it again. In my mind it would either look great or absolutely awful. But I knew if it was the latter I could just send it back.

When it arrived, I tried it on and asked Pete what he thought – fully expecting him to laugh and say “what on earth is that?”. But to my surprise he really liked it. Just to clarify, I would never not wear something I loved just because someone else didn’t. Nevertheless, it’s sometimes nice to get the spousal seal of approval! What I didn’t realise when I ordered it was that the unusual half skirt can be detached, so that was a bonus. It instantly makes it more versatile and practical for work (although there’s no reason why you couldn’t wear it to work!).

Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord

The fabric quality is better than I expected; it has a little bit of stretch so it’s really comfortable. The skirt is reasonably weighty so it hangs well. (It also makes a great bum cover!) There’s no logical reason for wanting to add bulk to my hips…but then style moves in mysterious ways! This Zara khaki trouser co-ord makes quite a statement, so I kept my accessories simple with white mules and snake print clutch.

I like how these sunglasses work with the co-ord to create a kind of futuristic vibe

I’ve had these sunglasses for well over 10 years – I usually wear them for running because they fit snuggly without rubbing or slipping. They’ve seen me through several marathons and are better than any sports sunglasses I’ve tried. Not bad for a TKMaxx bargain! I like how these sunglasses work with the co-ord to create a kind of futuristic vibe.

Zara Khaki top and trousers with half skirt
Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord
Salvatore Ferregamo green sunglasses

I wanted to show you what the co-ord looks like without the skirt, I’ve added a gold and silver belt to break it up. The belt loops are quite wide so I’m not limited to a skinny belt. I could experiment by adding accessories in a contrasting colour such as burnt orange, mustard or red. I could also swap the top for a fitted black vest for a more streamlined look – with or without the skirt. Thinking up multiple ways to style a co-ord and get maximum wear from it is all part of the fun!

How would you wear this unusual co-ord…would you wear a skirt over trousers?

Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord


Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord, Rodo snake print clutch
Zara matching trousers and top, Rodo snake print clutch
Salvatore Ferragamo green sunglasses
Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord, Rodo snake print clutch
Zara Khaki Trousers, Rodo snake print clutch
Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord, Rodo snake print clutch

Trousers and top from Zara (sold out) | River Island mules (old) | Rodo clutch (old) | Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses (old) | River Island belt (old, from eBay)

This is where I link up!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliates links which means I may earn a small commission for any purchases made through them, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.

Last week’s favourites were…

Tilden of To Be Bright, Shauna of Lipgloss and Lace and Eva of Style My Thrift!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


19 responses to “Zara Khaki Trouser Co-ord: An Outfit Wildcard + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Jill says:

    This is such a fabulous set! The detachable skirt is such a unique detail! You look so chic!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  2. Gail says:

    That’s a very unusual piece Emma but looks high end and designer-y. I like it with the skirt, futuristic touch!

  3. I like both ways you styled these pieces! I think the skirt works over the pants because of the monochrome colors. So chic! Thanks for the link up!

  4. Nancy says:

    Wow that’s a unique piece. I like it better with the skirt and the color is gorgeous.

  5. emma, you always look good in these pantsuits! how tall are you? I don’t wear these because I am short…so thinking I might not be able to pull it off…but you pull it off EVERY SINGLE TIME!…
    ps still obsessing about that one suit you posted a while back…it was so chic!….
    xo eva

  6. Omg you sooo hit the jackpot with this incredibly original outfit!! The more different an outfit is the more I love it! This one is sooo cool!! Have a great week my friend xx

  7. Laurie says:

    It’s so glamorous! I think it would look great with black leggings and the skirt over the top xx

  8. I love that there is 3 pieces that you can wear and the skirt adds an extra fashionista chic vibe! LOve the olive green on you, such a stylish outfit!
    jess xx

  9. So fabulous and chic! Love this look and the color is amazing!

  10. Emma, this is such a cool set! I love the drama of the skirt. But how great that it detaches and gives you so many styling options! I love this color on you, too. And those sunglasses are really unique and fun. What a great outfit!


  11. Lee says:

    I would totally wear that unusual coord set! i love how unique and fierce it is!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  12. Darlene says:

    That is the coolest look, Emma!! I love it! It’s so fun to find unique things that really speak to you, isn’t it? You look lovely in olive, too!! It’s always iffy to ask the husband for sure!! Lol!

    xx Darlene

  13. Jacqui Berry says:

    Not an outfit my bum would appreciate – it would make me look even bigger! You do look amazing in this statement piece. Well done Emma. Jacqui x

  14. mireille says:

    Some definite cool vibes going on! You are right about the sunglasses adding that futuristic vibe to the outift!

  15. Lizzie says:

    You look Incredible!


  16. Anna Marcus says:

    What an usual combo, Emma. I personally, would wear it without a skirt but it does make it look edgy and out of the pack.

  17. Cheryl Shops says:

    I love the skirt/trouser hybrid situation! Very edgy and editorial, and it looks fab on you!
    Cheryl Shops |

  18. These pieces are so cute! The skirt/pant makes it especially unique and I love that it is detachable for extra versatility!

  19. Grace says:

    Such a funky piece, but super fun and unique!! And I love the shoes you styled it with. I’m all for trying on “wildcards” in stores but I usually only buy things online if I think I know I’ll like them… I just hate having to deal with shipping if something needs to be returned!

    Miles of smiles,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.