Double Trouble...

5.02.2016





Style Theory: I find having my photo taken pretty awkward but when it is a shoot with a friend it is so much more fun. Joanne The Stylist and the Wardrobe and I had a fab afternoon hanging out in Wimbledon Village, all photos shot by Victoria Metaxas.

I naturally went for a super comfy option, I have been looking for a pair of baggy khakis for a while and these Zara trousers fit the bill perfectly. They are almost harem in style, incredibly comfortable and will look fab in the summer with a camisole top and Majorcan style sandals. For the spring I styled my khaki trousers with a lace detail victoriana top from H&M (sold out online but available instore), my M&S Alexa Chung blazer (size down) and my hardly-ever-off-my-feet Gucci shoes (I am getting my money's worth out of them!) I threw my M&S pink coat over the top and my navy radley bag, I always need structure against a baggy item of clothing it balances out the look.. 

This is my comfort zone, I love a smart/casual look, juxtaposing baggy and tailored. To pull my outfits together I always make sure two items are the same colour (my blazer and my bag) You can wear any range of colours, throw them together as long as two colours match on your outfit, it can be a small as the piping on an item of clothing with an accessories, I always think that these are the two pieces of string that tie your outfit together..just think two and you will always get it right.

Joanne looked gorgeous in J Crew trousers (similar), Topshop shoes and Zara blazer ..





Victoriana Top: H&M £29.99 (sold out online available in store)
Trousers: Zara £29.99
Coat: M&S (old season)
Bag: Radley similar here

*Photographs by Victoria Metaxas
I know I will be living in these trousers in the summer, they are so lightweight and will look fab with sandals and a tee shirt, just need a little sun now. The blazer has definitely been a suprise, I wasnt sure whether to keep it but have worn it so much, I love the 80s feel of it and the oversize look, it looks great with skinny jeans and tailored trousers. Have you invested in khakis so far this year, how are you wearing yours? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments

Check out Joanne's blog The Stylist and the Wardrobe, she has such a cool, impeccable style. And thanks to super talented photographer Victoria Metaxas , such a fab photographer (some of these photos were shot in the freak snow we had the other day!)xxx

I hope you are all having a fab Bank Holiday weekend, thanks so much for reading, until next time Fran xxx

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics Frances and you look like you had a fabulous time with Joanne! I love the Victoriana blouse - I tried it last week - I might need to go back for it!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, it was a fun shoot, so much prefer having phoos taken with someone!! Must admit I am loving the top, one to add to the ever growing collection! xx

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  2. You look amazing Frances and I'm so glad you kept the blazer too. It looked pants on me (my stupid round shoulders!). Lots more inspiration please x

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    1. Round shoulders pah!! You are positively statuesque Donna! xx

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  3. Oh Frances you and Joanne look fabulous, I had that Victorian blouse in my basket and dithered over it (do I need another white lace blouse) looking at you in yours I think I do!!! xx

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    1. Thanks so much AnnMarie xxx I completely thought the same about the white top, I do now have a few but I figure I will wear them a lot over the summer! xx

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  4. You both look very chic in your cropped trousers and blazers. Thank you for reintroducing Joanne, I used to read her blog when it was ballet pumps and roses. I will have to go have a look...

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    1. Thanks so much Tanya xxx as usual I look a little sloppy, cant quite get the chic thing going on!! Yes, you must check it out, I love Joanne's style!

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  5. Always love the look and feel of your pics! You two look fabulous!
    iabiti

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  6. love the whole look. I've ordered the zara trousers and navy jacket....need the shoes too!

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  7. Hi, trousers arrived (see above post), huge and low slung but I love them! Would never have put this combo together.
    Thanks for the ideas :)
    Gill

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