Preppy Style | Fair Isle Sweater With White Trousers and Brogues

Fairisle sweater, white trousers and brogues
I’ve gone all preppy again – you know you can’t stop me…! This time I wore my new Fair Isle sweater from Seasalt Cornwall (some of you may have seen me trying on sweaters on my Instagram feed) with smart white trousers (last seen here) and my silver/white brogues. I wore this outfit to the Nuffnang Bloggers Workshop last weekend – I picked up lots of great tips from the excellent guest speakers and will be sharing these in a separate post with you very soon.

Here is one tip for you, however: Do not wear a shirt and sweater combo to a blogger workshop, unless you know you’re going to a venue that’s got chilly aircon. Even though it was the end of November, it was an incredibly mild day in London (i.e. I didn’t really need a coat whilst crossing the river on Blackfriar’s Bridge), and I got really, really hot. The brogues were great because I needed flats for jumping on and off trains and tubes, so that’s one thing I did get right at least. I think I’ve been so used to working in freezing cold offices for so many years that the thought of being inside in winter without a sweater was alien to me. Lesson learnt!

Have you been to any blogger workshops or events lately? If so, what did you wear – and did you find you were practically dressed? Do share in the comments πŸ™‚

Fairisle sweater, white trousers and brogues
White trousers with silver and white brogues
Fairisle sweater, white shirt and pin
Sweater: Seasalt Cornwall, Shirt: Reiss, Trousers: Asos, Brooch: Topshop, Brogues: c/o Kelya Shoes, Bag: c/o Laura Ashley, Nails: Chanel Peridot (CiatΓ©’s Oil Slick is very similar)

Catherine x
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P.S. If you like this, why check out what I wore to the Next Bloggers Workshop last year or the SW Blog Social in the summer – all very different…!

P.P.S. Don’t forget you could win a 100% cashmere poncho and scarf (worth Β£278) in my Cashmere & Cotton giveaway if you haven’t entered already!

Autumn/Winter style: Cashmere poncho and scarf

Linking up to: Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Share in Style, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fab Favourites


  1. December 4, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I really like this look! I am looking for a good pair of (off)white trousers for winter but haven't found them yet. And again I'm worried about the cold! No socks! Under 10 degrees Celsius I have to cover my ankles.

    • December 5, 2014 / 1:10 am

      Hehe it was a very mild day, Irmin… normally I would never go bare-ankled in November!! And thank you x

  2. December 4, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    That's a lovely, timeless sweater.
    And I'm craving those brogues. xox

    • December 5, 2014 / 1:10 am

      Thought you'd be after the brogues, Patti…!!! Thank you my lovely x

  3. December 4, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Very pretty sweater. I always like the bold jewelry with sweaters.

    • December 5, 2014 / 1:11 am

      I don't think I do it enough, Danette… you've made me think I should, though! Thank you for coming by x

  4. December 5, 2014 / 7:06 am

    I wore a sweater today to the office and it's always cold there so it was okay. I totally forgot that I had a gift wrapping event that I attended and had to wrap a ton of presents. I was not prepared and did not layer so I could not take off my sweater and I thought I was going to die from over heating. I feel your pain. Great sweater and I am in love with shoes.


    Hope to see you for TBT fashion link up.

    • December 5, 2014 / 10:16 am

      Ohhh no Alice poor you getting all sweaty in your sweater!!! I think getting overheated can be as bad as being freezing cold…! Thank you hun :))

  5. December 5, 2014 / 11:41 am

    Hi Catherine, I hope you are well. xx Those shoes – hello lover! Lately I can't decide whether to put on a sweater as I'm too hot or too cold, it seem to be freezing in the morning but by mid-day it seem to be really mild and you're looking like a twat wearing 3 layer of clothes. Oh well the weather suppose to change over the weekend. Speaking of weekend – have a great weekend. xx

    • December 5, 2014 / 2:22 pm

      Anna thank you so much for your lovely comment! I know what you mean about getting it wrong when it's cold in the morning then warms up as the day goes on… it's so hard to know what to wear at times like those!! And happy weekend to you too x

    • December 5, 2014 / 4:17 pm

      Aww Stephanie thank you – I was really pleased with my new purchase, I'm glad you love it too x

  6. December 5, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I never think to wear white trouser during winter, but this shows that there is no reason why I shouldn't Really great outfit Catherine and I love those brogues. x

    • December 7, 2014 / 7:23 pm

      They're actually a bit easier than white jeans, Lotty – and winter white is always a winner if you ask me…! Thank you my lovely x

  7. December 6, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    No one invites me to workshops or events πŸ™ Which I guess is a good thing, cause I'm too shy πŸ˜€
    Loving the brogues….don't even have words how awesome they are!!!

    • December 7, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      Ohhh Keit….!!! But to be fair I simply applied for tickets – I wasn't "invited" as such… same with the last two workshops I went to!! And I thought you would like these shoes, they're very 'you'! Thanks hun x

  8. December 9, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    I consider you a true friend even not having met ( perphaps one day )
    Thank you so very much for joining Share-in-Style once more, a true honour

    • December 9, 2014 / 11:28 pm

      And the same for me, Sacramento – it shall happen, one day!! xxxx

  9. December 11, 2014 / 5:57 am

    Such a pretty colour combination in your Fair Isle sweater, dearest Catherine…I always love blue and green together!! And I haven't yet had the pleasure of attending a blogger event, but I'm looking forward to learning from your experience!! πŸ˜‰

    • December 11, 2014 / 11:23 pm

      It was the colours that drew me to this one in the end, Monika! When you do get to go to an event you will love it, I guarantee it πŸ™‚
      And thank you – as ever!! x

  10. December 11, 2014 / 10:42 am

    TIME TO VOTE today dear friend . Time to really look at each other( Rosy and I are excluded )
    Tons of love.

    • December 11, 2014 / 11:27 pm

      I'll pop over……

      =a couple of minutes later=

      The little "vote" hearts seem to have disappeared… I'll try again later! x

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