Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Flares ahoy!

I have worn trousers nearly every day this week, unusual for someone who lives almost exclusively in dress and skirts! My favourite outfit though has to be the one I wore for barbeque fun-times with my family  which I promised you here. I have spoken before about happy outfits and who can't be happy when they are wearing such brightly coloured trousers?! I am not a big fan of wearing completely trend based outfits but I did feel damn cool striding around in these 70s inspired trousers and heels! 

Trousers: Miss Selfridge, top: Miss Selfridge, belt: Primark, shoes: Nine West via charity shop
Wearing these trousers made me so smiley and everything just seemed to work together. The corally/pink colour gets more cheery everytime I look at it but I now need a paler peachy coloured belt to match my shoes. I have had a look on Topshop et al but nowhere seems to have one. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have always worn tops tucked in with these trousers up till now but I thought it would look better just left belted. 

You can see the flare shape better in this photo!
I bought these shoes last year some time in a charity ship in Kenilworth. They are Nine West peach leather with the cutest floral print and they look like they had never been worn. Not bad for £4!  When I first bought them, I was unable to walk in them so I gave them to my Momma. Over the past year though, I have been practising walking in heels and now I am just about able to walk in them. 


Nails: Fuzzy Peach by Models Own
Have you embraced the trend for flares? Do you have any belt recommendations for me? 
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20 comments

Penny Dreadful said...

They look fabulous, I am usually a skirt-wearer myself but could be tempted by trousers as marvellous as these x

Susie said...

I LOVE this outfit! This might be my favorite yet! You look amazing, Maria!

Sherin said...

So seventies. I love it. I've embraced flares. They look good and suit you so well. Also, I'm so in love with those shoes!!

Rachel said...

This is a great outfit, I can't believe the shoes were only £4!! What a find! Thanks for your lovely advice by the way, I think I'll go with my gut and wear the white accessories :) x

NewTownGirl said...

I love how summery that outfit is - I always forget you can wear trousers and still be colourful. I'm so impressed you can walk in those shoes! I'm learning to walk in heels at the moment (I'm so tall I never bothered before) but I think those would just about kill me :) xoxo

Gillian said...

I love this outfit, those trousers are fabulous! They look great with the floaty top. I'm usually a dress-wearer too but this post is making me want to invest in a pair of flares for the summer!

Sonia said...

Your outfit looks lovely, i love the colour of those flares! x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I'm so sorry Maria but the 70s trend just makes me shudder.... I'm not sure if that's because I'm so inept at looking cool enough to pull it off though haha! I LOVE the colour of these trousers though and those heels are fit, you definitely pull it off :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad P.S. Man I hope this comment doesn't sound mean! I mean it in the nicest way possible you are just such a better mannequin for looking fabulous on-trend than me hehe! :)

Maria said...

Penny Dreadful- Thank you! You should definitely give them a go!

Susie- Thank you :D

Sherin- I love these shoes but they are a commitment :P

Rachel- Thank you, I think you are right with sticking to white :)

New Town Girl- Thank you, I am still bad at walking in heels but I am getting better!

Gillian- Aww thank you, you definitely should! :)

Sonia- Thanks love :)

Claire- You are totally right, normally I don't go for anything too on trend but these trousers are just so amazing! Plus, it's interesting to hear an opposing opinion :)

Maria xxx

* Reena Rai * said...

Trousers really suit you! Love this bright pair, I really need to invest in some wide leg trousers this season

Mary Lee said...

lovely outfit! i like the blouse


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Maria said...

Reena- Thank you :) You would look amazing in wide legged trousers :)

Mary Lee- Thank you :)

Maria xxx

StephanieDJL said...

Elegant yet summery! Too cute :)

Michelle said...

I absolutely love this outfit on you Maria! The colour is spot-on and so perfect for "SS11 trendz" ;) I totally agree with you on leaving the top left as it is with a belt to cinch in, the perfect 70's inspired look!

Now for GG talk... I thought it was a pretty good episode! Slightly lacklustre for a return episode but what can ya do?! I kind of wanted Dair scenes before they closed that storyline too ): And the family portrait situation minus Little J = awkward! Eeep, roll on Monday! xxxxx

Ebony said...

I dunno how to say this without sounding like a creep, so I'm just going to say it. You are one of the most beautiful, stylish girls I've ever laid eyes on. Every single one of your photos is amazing and oozing with sass and confidence - just stumbled upon your blog and did a quick look around. You go girl! Definitely signing up to follow you :)

Temporary:Secretary said...

So so so cute! Really suits you! x

Winnie said...

Ah those trews are pretty amazing on you and they go perfectly with those heels. It was lovely hanging out with you the other day, hope you eventually manage to swap the Zara top!

danniekate said...

omg i LOVE those trousers! such a gorgeous colour. lovely shoes, too! xx

polkadotrainbows said...

Gorgeous outfit! Your flares are a lovely colour, they definitely suit the spring :)

- Liz

Sophie - Country girl said...

love the outfit, those flares look awesome on you and the colour is perfect for spring. oh and those shoes are amazing for £4 x
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