Sunday, 14 October 2012

80's-tastic!

Sometimes I wish I was a 1980s teenager. I have a real penchant for 80s pop music and the garish fashion and I finally watched The Breakfast Club this weekend, which really sealed it for me. I have written before about 80s style work wear and this was another outfit that looked like I had pulled it out of my mum's wardrobe 20 years too late...
Shirt:H&M, trousers: ASDA, blazer: Tesco, shoesStylist Click court shoes c/o Spartoo, necklace: Dorothy Perkins
 I picked up these trousers in the ASDA sale a few weeks ago, as I loved the rich terracotta colour. I wasn't sure what to pair them with (it's still a bit warm for my chunky knit jumpers) but this long-line shirt from H&M was ideal. I bought it a couple of years ago as I wanted a slouchy fit top to give me that effortless cool that certain girls can pull off but unfortunately I couldn't find a way to make it work. Usually I would tuck in my top when wearing slim fit trousers but I actually preferred the shirt left untucked; a choice which felt very out of character...

Possibly the comfiest pair of shoes that I own and the perfect everyday heel height too!
 I painted my nails in this gunmetal grey from Barry M (another unusual choice for me) and I actually loved the edge it gave to the outfit as I was able to pick up the grey of the shoes. Even when I took my jacket off (you should know by now how I feel about things being matchy matchy!) I also love the slight stripe on the shirt to match the cuffs of the jacket. It's the small things...


Shiny hair courtesy of the new Aussie shine range. It seems quite apt that I am wearing my (faux) pearls here!  ;)

Do you prefer to clash or co-ordinate? How do you take yourself out of your comfort zone?

P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Spartoo

13 comments:

Liya said...

I am gona go see The BreakFast Club soon! I had prefer clash coordinates but scared i would be too "stand out"
x

Sara Louise said...

love the colour of those trousers !

Sherin said...

I can NOT believe those trousers are ASDA. They look amazing. I love the colour.

Gem said...

love all of this, very chic. I like a clash of colour but most of my clothes are black so I can't mix it up too much. Those shoes do look very comfy x

LilyLipstick said...

I love the blazer and now it matches with your nails and the shirt. I usually wear dresses so anything else feels a bit out of my comfort zone! x

Amy said...

Your hair really DOES look shiny!

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daisychain said...

I love those trousers wifey x

Kerry said...

I've watched The Breakfast Club 3 times but I have never got to see the end yet! I need to change this.
Love the outfit, grey it one of my favourite colours for clothing :)
Kerry x

Sarah P said...

Ahhh see now you look so chic! :) This is exactly what I would like to pull off; smart but a little bit different <3 I love those faux pearls too - they really pull it all together and make a statement. Gorgeous! xxx

xXxStundonxXx said...

I absolutely love this outfit Maria. So sleek and chick! x

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

I love your pants, the colour is stunning!

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jamie-lee said...

Beautiful new pants! Hmm I prefer to coordinate, I've never been quite so bold as to clash x

Calita Hin said...

i love your pants! :)

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