Thursday, 21 February 2013

Red, white and grey...

And now for something completely different... After the riot of colour in my last post on workwear, this could seem positively drab in comparison, but interesting details ensure that this outfit is (hopefully!) more fab and also something that more people could wear in their office.  I knew this cardigan would be a wardrobe staple when I bought it and these grey wool trousers are my favourite ones to wear when it is chilly outside... 

Cardigan: ASOS, top: Wallis via charity shop, trousers: NW3 from Hobbs, shoes: Marks  & Spencer, necklace: New Look
This top is one of those that I can only wear with certain items of clothing as it is so short in the body. I like the fact that it is slightly different to your average monochrome striped top and the red adds enough interest to lift an all grey outfit. Paired with this rather summery necklace I felt a lot more cheerful at work! 


Now I know 'kitten heels' are dreadfully uncool so if I call them midi heels instead, will I get the approval of the 'fash pack'?! I picked these up just after Christmas in the M&S sale and I absolutely love them. Red patent shoes will always meet with my approval and the bow on the front is just a bonus! 

 

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16 comments

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

Oh I love your necklace and trousers, Maria! I love adding a statement necklace to brighten a work outfit. Kitten heels are so Burberry Prorsum ;) xx

Alex said...

I'm not a huge fan of a kitten heel personally (the rare exception being chunky heeled ones) but I do like those! Red shoes are always amazing :)

Kerry said...

Grey is one of my favourite colours to wear! And I love the big buttons and elbow patches on the cardy :)
Kerry x

char said...

I'm just not a fan of the height of kitten / midi heels, because I feel as though they don't flatter the shape of my legs (which I always think are too big) when I wear them.
I really like the bow detail on this pair, so cute!

Sarah said...

These trousers are lovely!
x

Gem said...

Love those shoes! thew bow is adorable and they really make the outfit xx

daisychain said...

Bit of a cardigan crush going on! x

Winnie said...

I love the red details! I need more red items in my wardrobe. I have a really relaxed work wear attitude at work - sometimes I go in wearing smartish clothes, but most days I turn up in skinny jeans and converse!

Kirsty M said...

I like the IDEA of kitten heels, but my calves are so big that I think they're just too unflattering and try to stay away! I love this outfit, especially the flashes of red. I try and wear fun prints and bright colours to jazz up my work outfits, but I'm always too lazy in the mornings!xx

FAIIINT said...

The red details are such a nice touch here! I love the striped top, but I know exactly what you mean about things being too short, I have so many tees like that, super annoying! Still loving the cardigan too :)

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Such a sweet outfit! <3 I truly love the elbow patches - what a cute detail!

x
Lost in the Haze: A Fashion Photography Blog

Sherin said...

Grey is my go-to colour at the moment. It's not drab at all. Really love the colour from the shoes!

Natasha said...

You look lovely Maria. I love the colours and how they compliment each other.

Law whalebone said...

Oh I love this outfit, those shoes are dreamy!!! So lady like but very chic at the same time xx

selinaoolala said...

the red heels are sooo cute! your feet look so dainty! x

Amouja Amira said...

you look very nice with red i love your shoes -kitten heel - i like to buy one how i can do ?

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