INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 KNIT + TROUSER COMBOS TO <3
By Maybelle Morgan, 2 January 2018
In the revolving door of debatable trends and fickle weather, there are a few style certainties: double leopard print is questionable, orange is probably not the new black, and in the oft perplexing world of proportions, a cropped or tucked-in jumper is a blissful partner to high-waisted wide-leg trousers. Fact. Here are five dreamy combos to start your 2018 wardrobe off right…
If you're looking for a workwear look to switch up your suit game in the new year, this is it. These straight-leg navy trews look retro-chic with a belted paperbag waist, and the tucked-in mustard knit adds a great bold/dark contrast. Sixties-style nude pumps amp up the formal vibe, and the rainbow faux-fur tote adds an injection of fun.
Go hard or go home, right? Now this is colour-blocking dedication. Jewel-green trousers are complemented by neat pointy bow flats, and the look is offset with an earthy orange roll-neck. A baby-blue clutch with hardware detailing seals the rainbow-coloured deal.
This season, all-scarlet-everything is enjoying the glorious glare of the spotlight (we see you Fendi, Gucci and Marc Jacobs). If you haven’t tried it yet, this is the perfect opportunity to make your foray into the red zone. Floor-sweeping tomato trews look a vision with a matching collared shirt, and a lightweight jersey number finishes off the layering triple threat. Bold white 3D earrings offset the look for an artsy feel.
For a look that works from crisp winter weather well into spring, a fresh colour palette wins hands down. Floor-grazing tailored trousers add a punch of Wes Anderson dreaminess and a white tucked-in roll-neck keeps things chic. Finally, 60s-style tinted visor shades and a structured leather tote nail the grown-up glam look.
Knit about it
If, like everyone else, you’ve been covering yourself in swathes of fabric this cold-weather season, you might have come across this conundrum: how do you make cosy knitwear look chic? It’s all about complementary silhouettes, and this blogger has it down. A cable knit in a subdued mossy green is balanced out with a high-neck cropped fit, while streamlined camel trousers add structure and shape to the outfit. Finish with pointed boots, clear-lens shades and a hardware bucket bag for accessory points.