Thursday, 26 September 2013

Dressing like a children's TV presenter...

I don't know what it is about wearing bright blue recently but I really can't get enough of it. You all know how obsessed I am with Monki too and, like my neon jumper, these slouchy trousers were another £8 bargain - I have worn them so many times since I bought them! This outfit is a weird hybrid of brightly coloured TV presenter and bad 80s workwear. I blame the trousers, personally.  Initially I was going to go for a more neutral jacket but I actually really love the bold primary colours together and it makes for a much more interesting outfit. The beauty of wearing bright blocky separates is that if you do get too self-conscious, you can just lose the jacket and you've got a much more conventional work outfit - perfect for more conservative offices!

Jacket: Tesco, top: Reiss via charity shop, belt: New Look, trousers: Monki, shoes: c/o Spartoo shoes

This red blazer is another wardrobe staple of mine and the cropped length was perfect for pairing with the rather granny-like trousers (crepe fabric is back IN, kids...) The leopard print belt helps to break up the outfit a bit and also draws attention to my waist, which miraculously these trousers made look tiny - never a bad thing...


The fit is slightly strange on these (I think I could have probably downsized on them) and I'm not entirely convinced that they are flattering  I need to get these shortened or wear heels with them but I just feel so much cooler with flats on (and they are way more comfortable for a day full of meetings!)

French Sole shoes, I love you!
How would you 'de-frump' these trousers?


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

char said...

Trousers terrify me, but these look lovely on you. I think they work nicely with the flats, and I love the way the red trim on the shoes matches your jacket and your belt and shoes match - perfectly matched! x

The Style Rawr said...

The kids would love you! ;) I really like these trousers, they look so darn comfy and chic. I've definitely changed my opinion about this style in recent months, I'm suddenly all for it! <3

Tara xo

Sarah said...

Love these trousers, and how you've styled them with the cropped jacket!
x

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I really love the trousers- Monki are fab! I just bought my winter coat from there.. xx

Sophie said...

I am all about the bright so loving this outfit Maria!
Sophie
x

Gem said...

no need to de-frump, the look lvoely and fit very well xx

Shes Dressing Up said...

Heee, I love this outfit! Lovely colours, perfectly CBBC ;)!

Lily Lipstick said...

I love the cropped blazer. I never wear trousers - my wardrobe has become so dress based that I think there's no way back. These look great on you and I love the leopard print belt too. x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Haha, oh bless you, I don't think you look like a TV presenter! Though if you did, it would deffo be Blue Peter ;) That leopard print belt! *swoons* ONLY A WEEK TO GO UNTIL I SEE YOUR FACE! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

HELen said...

I share your blue obsession.. And I'm sure I wasn't even that fussed for blue a couple of months ago. Ha. Love this outfit..

HELen

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SJP said...

Love the colour combination - I too have a habit of picking trousers that aren't always the most flattering and sadly heels normally do the trick - perhaps you could try rolling up the hems for a 7/8 look?

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