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Thursday 23 January 2020

Grey Wide Legs with Red & Black - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning all.
How are you?  I'm currently enjoying my days on my skiing holiday, throwing myself down a snow covered mountain, stuffing my face with Italian pasta and prosecco along with enjoying some apres ski.  I'll share with you next week if I took my new camera with me and if I got any great shots!

I'm at a turning point with my winter wear, and don't want to buy anymore bits until the new Spring season clothes arrive.  I'm interested to see what will be top colours and styles for 2020 - I feel us bloggers pay a big part in pushing trends forward and have our own take with what's on offer - maybe dictate what's fashionable!
With that said, I'm not actually sharing anything new-in or cutting edge with you today - just an outfit style I'm happy to wear most days when I'm just popping out and about & are fed up with wearing jeans.  Wide leg trousers have always been a favourite of mine and having already shared my black version with you last Thursday I might as well flaunt another pair in front of you! Ha ha!

You might have seen these on the blog previously as I've worn them a couple of times already, they're that funny colour rather Chameleon like, it depends on what they're styled with as to what colour they look - sometimes they are grey - otherwise they look mink.  I've styled them both with grey before - firstly paired with pink, secondly worn with orange and a graphic Tee shirt.

I'm trying to add interest to my looks by adding different patterns, textures and sometimes colours into the mix - something I've picked up along my blogging journey - quite like wearing things this way now, and am always scrutinizing people  that catch my eye - looking at what styles, tones and textures they've put together, have they worn both necklace and earrings, do the bag and shoes match, how have they maintained a theme.  I love how bloggers match designs together, this one from Emma - Style Splash really stood out as did a similar version from Anna - Anna's Island Style. I'm excited to try and copy this bevy of animal prints.

But I'm digressing aren't I!  Back to my wide leg winners, these are from the M & S outlet a couple of years ago.  The fit is pretty much spot on, fitting on the waist and hips to leave the legs roomy and classic.  I've had to wear heels which isn't a problem and I like to wear a pointed toe to elongate the leg even more.

The black turtle neck jumper is pretty basic, but that's what I was looking for.  It's long sleeves and sits on the waist for a regular not-fitted feel. I didn't even go the traditional 'half tuck' as It looked just right where it sat.  How about the splash of bling?  My Eternal Collection sparkly necklace sits perfectly on the neckline, more like an attachment than a necklace which I love - it's just the right length & really brightens up the dark sweater.  I haven't worn this red jacket an awful lot recently, it got pushed to the back of my coat hooks, so spotting it patiently waiting made me happy to brighten up the look (especially on the dreary day we took photos).

Grey bag completed my outfit along with these sassy leopard print courts, they have a cute little kitten heel good for day to day wear.  Both are previous season from Fiorelli (really similar) (TK Maxx) & Lotus Shoes.

Time for the #chiandstylish #LINKUP.

Shall we see who's favourite from last week.  As soon as I saw this dress I thought wow! Double wow!  It's gorgeous Darlene.  Now I really can't wait for Spring to arrive, just thinking about all those bright and cheerful colours has me drooling!  Catch this full post over on Darlene's blog - Aquamarina Style.

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Many thanks for stopping by this week.  Catch you again on Monday for January's Style not Age collective - it's all about the Bright Jewel tones and I've got a dazzler up my sleeve!
Ester Ruby kindly took my photos for me. x
Bye for today.



  1. Love the red coat Jacqui. I'm currently on the search for a red coat. Hope you're having fun xx

  2. Red is definitely your colour! Hope you are enjoying the skiing.Thanks for the link up!

  3. Jacqui, this coat is fabulous! I do believe every woman needs a bright red coat. And it really shines with the black and gray outfit. And your necklace is so beautiful. Great outfit!


  4. This is such a chic outfit - those wide leg pants look terrific on you! As tempting as it is because of all the sales, I am trying hard not to buy anything else for winter. I need to focus on what I already have and get ready for the hot weather that is right around the corner!

  5. They are lovely pants and I like the extra little touches with the red coat and statement necklace! You look awesome :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week while on your holiday :)

    Away From Blue

  6. Red is such a great color. I love my red coat for its warmth and the splash of color. Those heels are perfect with those pants! Enjoy your skiing vacation!

  7. That coat is very nice! Enjoy your holiday!

  8. You wear red so well! I love your red coat! I hope you are having a wonderful time skiing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. I refuse to buy any cold weather items as well, saving up for some cool new Spring threads. loving this look, your wide leg trousers and pop of red come together beautifully!

    xx, Elise

  10. Such a beautiful and classy look! Enjoy your winter vacation! And thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. I adore a bright coat to brighten up the spirits. Plus over here in Canada the bright against the snow really does pop. Pictures look so pretty but it is so hard to look pleasant when freezing. Blogger woes lol

  12. A winter getaway sounds amazing! Hope you're having fun :-) Also love your gorgeous outfit!


  13. Jacqui, Love your red coat - it's your colour. I saw a lovely one in Marks and spencer a few months ago - I've just checked and it must be sold out. Hope you're having a lovely holiday.
    Alison xx


  14. I am loving the pop of red in your look babe <3

  15. Love your red coat, my favourite colour :) Thanks for hosting.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at 40 Years Cousins Reunion In Brighton: Wordless Or Not So Wordless Wednesday Link Up, Jacqui. I hope you can join us on Monday :)

  16. That red coat is stunning on you!

  17. Beautiful coat Jacqui! I would really get into coats if I was in a colder climate! THis is so vibrant on you, brightens the grey days! and speaking of grey, those are lovely trousers! I love the bit of blnng added to the turtleneck!
    jess xx

  18. I love your bright red coat—it's perfect for lunar new year!
    Cheryl Shops |

  19. Jacqui, Here I am a day late and just saw that you featured my photo! Thanks so much! I did feel I needed something bright! Speaking of bright for winter, I love your red coat. That outfit is perfect for a winter's day--stylish and classic.

    Have a fantastic ski trip, my friend!
    xx Darlene

    1. Arlene, thank you very much for joining me today. x

  20. Love this look! I totally get about waiting till spring to buy new clothes!
    Xo, Kelsey

  21. Fabulous red coat! I love how the necklace stands out against the black top too. Thanks so much for the mention Jacqui!

    Emma xxx

    1. Emma,thanks for stopping by - kind comments. x

  22. The red coat - yes, yeas and yeas! Some nice bright color in the grey winter. Love it.



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