Just Something I Love

 

Iris and Ink

 

Sometimes you put on an outfit which pretty much personifies you and makes you feel amazing!  I wanted to share this look, for no other reason then I’m head over heels in love with it!  I’m not rocking a particular trend or styling a statement piece here, this is simply something I had in my wardrobe and pulled together.  Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the most “me” and best outfit I’ve worn in a while.

 

Iris and Ink

 

I think my enormous love for it predominantly stems from these amazing Iris & Ink culottes.  For those that don’t know Iris & Ink, it is The Outnet’s in-house fashion brand.  It’s recognised for its forward-thinking designs with a firm nod to the classics and impeccable quality.  I have a few pieces from the line, all of which I love, but none more than these amazing culottes!  I’m completely and utterly obsessed!  They add the perfect drama and structure to a look.  They manage to be everything rolled into one; fun and smart, a statement and a classic.

I picked these up in one of The Outnet’s amazing clearance sales, so sadly they’ve now all sold out but I’ve linked 6 amazing alternatives below:

 

 

Culottes have become a firm favourite of mine ever since I purchased my first pair from Tibi (read about them HERE).  To all those other unlucky girls, like me, who don’t have legs that go on for days, don’t be fearful of culottes.  They are honestly the most flattering trousers for every, and I mean every, body type!  I’ve heard so many girls of a similar height to me say they avoid culottes and palazzo pants out of fear it’ll look like they have stumpy legs!  I’m on the short side (5’1 to be precise) and I’m not even wearing heels with them.  I simply feel I don’t need to.  I promise you no matter your body shape these will look amazing on you.  I urge you to just give them a go!

 

Crepe CulottesIris and Ink

 

Just one word of warning, if you are on the hunt for the perfect culottes please splurge that little bit extra.  With this style of trousers, it’s all about the right weight of fabric and seamless tailoring.  Both of which you’ll only get if you go for quality.  I promise, it will be worth the extra pennies!

 

 

Iris and InkCrepe CulottesIris and Ink

Outfit details: Culottes – Iris & Ink (similar HERE & HERE) | Top – Nobody’s Child at Topshop (find HERE) | Shoes – Chiara Ferragni (find HERE) | Bag – Chanel (similar HERE) | Panda Bag charm – that new dress shop (find here)

 

Dressing is about more than just clothes, it’s about personality and expressing, not just who you are, but also who you want to be.  I wrote a whole blogpost about how fashion can be your own personal armour (catch it HERE) and how it has a magical ability to elevate your confidence to new levels.  This is exactly what this outfit did for me and it’s a perfect reminder to dress for yourself, not a trend or any other reason, just yourself!

I would love to know what your magical confidence boosting outfit is or whether you even have one?!

 

Crepe Culottes

 

 

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  1. Emily September 13, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Love this outfit! Glad you decided to share it. It looks insanely comfortable and perfect for a summer/fall transition. I totally agree about dressing being about personality and expressing yourself. I only wear things I feel comfortable in. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      It’s so hard dressing during that in between summer/fall time but this definitely did the trick nicely. Thank you for the lovely comment hun xx

  2. Christina September 13, 2016 / 12:19 am

    This outfit is so chic!! I’ve been loving culottes as well. They are perfect for almost any occasion!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Culottes are just the best, aren’t they?! Haha xx

  3. Janea September 13, 2016 / 1:59 am

    I love this post and can relate to so many ideas – about feeling more confident in an outfit that truly expresses you, for example. And I wholeheartedly agree with your suggestion to invest in well-made culottes. I brought a pair of Eileen Fisher ones to New York and am soooo glad I did.
    Your styling is also impeccable. I love the way the top is cinched just below the bust, which keeps the look from looking shapeless. That is my biggest challenge with really wide-legged culottes. Just beautiful! Xo
    Janea
    http://www.theSTYLetti.com

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      You really are the sweetest, you have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words, THANK YOU!! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Awww thanks doll! xx

  4. Katrina Fernandez September 13, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Oh gosh! I am obsessed with your bottom. You look really great hun, everything you wear was totally beautiful. Such a great fashion statement.

    Check out my blog post about Dull Olive Green Outfit
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much, that’s so lovely of you! xx

  5. Meron Dymphana September 13, 2016 / 8:52 am

    This outfit maybe different to you but it is so chic and stylish. The culottes are so edgy and don’t get me on that tartan top which adds chic plus the metallic shoes that add pizzazz!!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Haha! I love the word pizzazz! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you doll and it’s super affordable too which is even better! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Yes do, they are the best and always look stylish no matter the occasion! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks girl! You gotta add a bit of sparkle, right!? Haha xx

  6. M September 13, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Aww I love the loafers, and the pants combo, you are beautiful!

    Love,
    M
    The Flower Duet

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you lovely, that so sweet of you xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Dressing is all about expressing who we are which is why it upsets me when people say fashion and dressing is a waste of time! xx

  7. Allie Mackin September 13, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    Yeah I have a pair like this from COS and even wore them to Fashion Week. But what I really love are your shows, they are gorgeous!!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      COS do some amazing things, I bet they are gorgeous xx

  8. Maija Lily September 13, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    Love this look! I love how the top fits in to the recent gingham trend, yet how the outfit also doesn’t look too trend driven and more on the classic side!

    http://www.greenteavogueandme.com

    Maija Lily Xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      yes, gingham seems to be back with a bang at the moment! Thanks for the wonderful comment hun xx

  9. Elisa September 13, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    I really like this top!! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks hunny xx

  10. Amy September 13, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Okay this looks amazing on you!! Love the pieces together. I miss my culottes so much since being pregnant.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Awww you’ll be back in them in no time! xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks girl, that’s so lovely of you xx

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

  11. Paula September 14, 2016 / 12:36 am

    You’re amazing!

    ww.w.blossomikebana.com

    • thatnewd September 17, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      You’re too nice! xx

    • thatnewd October 6, 2016 / 12:27 am

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Thanks hunny! xx

  12. Kasie Chelanne September 14, 2016 / 5:02 am

    I’m so into this look! Culottes can look SO gorgeous and stylish when executed the right way and they look PERFECT on you in this outfit! I love how much you love this outfit!

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

      You are the sweetest, thank you so much darling! xx

  13. Rosanna September 14, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Amazing styling, love your styling!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Awww thank you Rosanna! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:01 am

      That’s so lovely, thank you! xx

  14. Jalisa September 14, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I love everything about this pairing, girlie! That gingham top is so cute, I love the high-low design, they look so good paired with the culottes! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having the most amazing week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:02 am

      I’m all about high waisted pants but often you don’t get to see the details because your top is too long. This gingham one seemed like the perfect length! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:02 am

      Thank you so much xx

  15. Ivi September 14, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    It’s such a great feeling when an outfit makes you that happy! I like this look and it was so lovely to read that this is real you! xoxo

    http://www.naomella.com

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Aww thank you doll! It is amazing how an outfit can transform you xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Thank you xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Thank you so much!xx

  16. Lorena September 14, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Nicely done – that’s the best accessory to any outfit the happiness and confidencia when wearing it 🙂

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:16 am

      I totally agree, confidence is the best accessory! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:16 am

      You are the sweetest, thank you! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you, got to love a bit of gingham! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you sweetie! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thanks doll xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Aww thank you so much xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:20 am

      I always have to try and throw some pink in there! I love pink! Haha xx

  17. Chanel September 15, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Love, love love. That panda keychain is so cute. CAN I HAVE YOUR SHOES?! Lovely outfit lady

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Haha aren’t the shoes fun! I love them but boy did they take a lot of effort to break in! Haha xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thanks girl! xx

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:33 am

      Thanks hun, gotta like some pink sparkle, right?! Haha xx

  18. Mercy September 16, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    This gingham print cami looks really good with culottes, no wonder you feel confident with it. You look so happy too in all photos. Summer dresses give me instant boost I guess and I’m thankful it’s summer soon for us here.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd September 18, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Lucky you, summer is just ending for us! Although I’m pretty excited about Autumn dressing! xx

  19. Funmi Alabi September 16, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Love this outfit; the trousers is perfect!

    Funmi x
    funmialabi.co.uk

    • thatnewd September 27, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Aww thanks doll xx

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