I think wearing my bright orange brogues last week put me in a red/orange frame of mind this weekend.
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And as a result, for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike, I bring you A LOT of orange, a fair amount of red, some snakeskin print and a bit of “what was I thinking?” green.
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I think this season my new obsession is with boldly-coloured trouser suits. I already have a patterned pyjama trouser suit, an emerald green trouser suit and a pale pink trouser suit. It seemed only natural that in my orange-obsessed world I move onto an orange trouser suit, don’t you think?
(I also have a red corduroy trouser suit, the blazer of which I’m wearing here. I bought it last year and could only get my usual size in the trousers – I couldn’t fit in them at the time so “put them away” till I’d got fitter. Now I’ve gone down a dress size and want to wear them, I can’t find them, can I?! The hunt continues…)
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What I’ll be adding to my collection very soon is an orange trouser suit, but I only have half of it so far. I was gifted the trousers* by JD Williams but they couldn’t get me the blazer, so I ordered it myself on a lead time of several weeks. Hopefully I’ll have it in time for Christmas.
In the meantime, I created an orange suit of sorts but decided to add red. Luckily orange is my no.1 favourite colour so it wasn’t hard to colour match a sweater to the orange trousers*, then for some serious warm-colour punch I added the red cord blazer and my old red leather tote.
Accessories: Lots of gold jewellery (the best colour choice for red and orange). Snakeskin print boots that I’ve worn loads – they are this week’s “5 ways to wear” choice (scroll down to see more outfits that feature the boots).
And finally – a green headband. I think I was having a funny five minutes, because I actually meant to wear the red headband I have. I tried different colour headbands with this outfit, decided on red, and somehow the green one stayed on my head. I didn’t even notice in the hallway mirror before we left the house. It’s not really a biggie but it just ANNOYS me that I wore the wrong one…!
Are you into the whole ‘one bold colour’ trouser suit thing? Have I convinced you to try two bold colours together? Tell me in the comments…!
Jacket: Topshop (similar)
Trousers: JD Williams*
Boots: Mango (similar)
Bag: Brenda Macleod (similar)
Necklaces: & Other Stories (similar) / & Other Stories (similar) / notonthehighstreet.com
OTHER SNAKESKIN PRINT BOOTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
5 ways to wear snakeskin print boots…
Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my snakeskin print boots so you can see the different ways they can be styled:
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