The use of colour in the UK is very different from the way the Dutch use colour (my thesis at college was about the difference in domestic architecture between the two countries and the subsequent difference in interior/colouring tastes) This sulphur mustardy yellow colour is slighty off in Dutch eyes, it's too dirty, it has a greenish undertone that makes it too 'difficult' from a Dutch perspective. I like these trousers and their weird colour because of their Britishness. They are from Boden, like the shoes, I doubt if anyone in blog-O-sphere hasn't heard from them! I like the fact that these trousers are a classic chino but with a very British tailoring like you see in men's suits (I have worked in an antiquarian bookshop in the City and have made a bit of a study of suits. Honestly you can spot a Dutchman from a mile of in the City! Slouchy suit with a Helly Hansen coat, yuk!)
Back to said trousers. They are not too wide, not too slim but exactly right in a lovely slightly stretchy fabric (no knees sticking out after sitting in them and my arse stays covered when I bend) etc, you get the picture. Perfect trousers!
As for the 'problem' of what to wear them with, I do not find them remotely difficult to style: I will team these trousers with white, cream, bright pink, navy or black. Today I'm wearing them with a cute star-printed blouse with fluorescent pink details from a Danish brand, Lollys Laundry (I do happen to have a huge crush on Danish Design as well)
The shoes. Do I actually need to mention them? These Alice Heels from Boden were plastered all over Instagram and Bloglovin and that's how I found them and fell in love with them. If you follow me on Instagram (fashionsabbatical) you might have seen them arrive on April 29th. Aren't they fun?
One of my aunts was worried I wouldn't be able to walk in them but I must say that they are sturdier then they look and I just love love love them!
In London I saw a lot of houses with wisteria growing all over at the front. I've always liked that idea very much so I planted one when we bought our house 5 years ago.The combination of the light purple flowers with the red front door looks a bit British to me somehow. And it's a clever way to hide the hideous concrete lintel above the door (must speak to the architect about this: what was he thinking!?) The photo's turned out a bit vague (I could call it dreamy...) and my apologies for that. I still struggle with focusing.
Trousers: Boden (exact)
Shoes: Boden (exact)
Make-up bag: Clinique
Do you have a great love affair when it comes to clothes? Brit Chic, Parisian or Scandinavian?
Let me know in the comments!
See you next time,
(I enjoy regular link ups with Fashion Should Be Fun, Visual Monday, Elegantly Dressed & Stylish, Rachel the Hat and Style Nudge)