Tailoring the Autumn/Winter 2014 Way..


Style Theory: Tailoring was featured heavily on the A/W14 catwalks. Suits in fluid fabrics, tailored trousers and jackets dressed down with black/grey t-shirts or cashmere jumpers. This season, it is all about mixing tailoring with casual to create a laidback but sophisticated look...
Here are a few ideas how work the tailored look:
Tomato red is a huge colour this season, throw a tailored coat over your shoulders when wearing a dress for a structured look.
Trousers look great with a simple white tee 
Adore this Zara jumpsuit, works just as well with heels as it does with converse.
A white blazer, a tailored, timeless classic.
A smart jacket looks great with leather shorts or skirt.
Just adore everything about this J Crew look, the shorts, the jacket, the jumper..perfection.
So elegant with a white blouse.
All images above via Pinterest
Now for the best on the high street:

Asos Peg Leg Trousers now £21
These are the trousers I am wearing below as recommended by Alex from The Frugality, she wears them beautifully dressed down with trainers or sliders, adds a cool edge. They do come up large so size down.
Mango Soft Tailored Jogger £34.99
I have been looking for a tailored jogger that I can wear with heels, these Mango ones look perfect, wear with statement heels in the evening and a grey t and tailored black jacket, comfort and style!
Asos Cigarette Trousers in Crepe £28
Cigarette trousers always look sophisticated and these are crepe so would hang well and such a good price.
J Crew Collection Wool Shorts £138
Adore, adore these shorts.....
Zara Fitted Blazer with Pleated Sleeves £69.99
Zara Blazer with gathered sleeves £49.99
These Zara blazers are great basics, wear with boyfriend jeans, a breton top and heels for a laid back going out look.
Topshop PU Asymmetric Skort £36
These skorts would look great with a long camel coat, black tee and flat pointed shoes.
Zara Trousers £29.99
Zara Epaulette Top £39.99
These tailored trousers and top really caught my eye in Zara, the colour is beautiful and a with a pair of nude pointed courts create a very 'put together' outfit.
Zara Button Jumpsuit £79.99
Me trying on the jumpsuit, love but will have to wait until next month to buy fingers crossed it doesn't sell out!
My Style:
Having lived in jeans for the past 7 years it is so nice to get back into trousers, they are surprisingly comfortable in comparison to my normal thigh-squeezing skinnies and can be dressed down so easily. This is a dressed up look, I be wearing these trousers dressed down for the schoolrun, follow me on Instagram @schoolrunmum for daily outfit ideas....

Blue Coat: M&S
Trousers: Asos
Shoes: Zara
Jumper: Cos
Sunglesses: Mango
I am officially converted to a slightly more tailored look, not sure how long it will last before I am back to my sloppy best! Are you swapping your weekend jeans for trousers?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xx


  1. Those Mango joggers look interesting, I have the Baukjen summer joggers but, while I like them, something around the waist band makes them less structured than these. Tempted to try these ones as like the sleekness (agh,no more shopping!!).

  2. Thanks so much Frances I've been looking for a pair of tailored black trousers so will try the ASOS loving this look, ready to give the jeans a rest.

  3. I'm awaiting a Me&Em delivery that has cigarette pants. I've tried sooo many pairs on that I'm running out of options. Cross fingers the ones on order will work for me. Those ASOS ones look fab xx

  4. Loving the Asos cigarette pants - probably my favourite style of trouser. You look lovely as always x

  5. Hearing so many good things about the Asos pants ...... need a new pair....emmm. Loving you in that blue coat and the tailoring, great look!!! x

  6. I must admit I never wear trousers any more, just chino's at a push. You look fab in yours xx

  7. REALLY need flared jeans - I don't have any and I WANT some.
    I love a tailored look but I just don't do it - I should, it looks good


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