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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bright Yellow & Grey | When You Have to Have it!

Bright Yellow Next Trousers, Lemon off the shoulder shirt & Grey buckle sandals | Fake Fabulous |Over 40

As someone who buys 80% of her clothes from charity shops, or on super-discount sale, it is a rare thing to be tempted by a full-price item.
Especially when I understand the HUGE margins, markups and just how much of a rip-off new clothes can be.
BUT...
Sometimes something catches my eye and I can't walk away.
Something that makes me go back to the shop....twice.
Something that I know will slot perfectly into my wardrobe.

Hello yellow trousers!

Bright Yellow Next Trousers, Lemon off the shoulder shirt & Grey buckle sandals | Fake Fabulous |Over 40

(Please excuse my hair in these shots. It was SO windy, and I had bits flying around everywhere!)

I know that bright yellow trousers are not everyone's cup of tea, and I realise that if I wait a while these bright yellow trousers will probably end up in the sale rale for a fraction of the price-tag... BUT what if my size sells out?
What if these bright yellow beauties slip through my fingers?
Sometimes we have to strike while the iron is hot!

As I was trying these trousers on I could imagine them going with just about everything in my wardrobe.
Whether it's a neutral, or another bold shade.... Ooh the possibilities!
AND they are perfect for any season.
Sandals, heels, trainers or boots will work beautifully.
To top things off, they are perfect for all occasions... work, weekends or even a casual night out.
A must have!

Bright Yellow Next Trousers, Lemon off the shoulder shirt & Grey buckle sandals | Fake Fabulous |Over 40

Yellow is the perfect partner for so many colours, but today I wanted to stick to an old classic...
Grey.

Grey is a subtle neutral that grounds the boldness of the yellow and gives the outfit a smarter feel.
Maybe even suitable for work?

{See some other work outfit ideas HERE}

Bright Yellow Next Trousers, Lemon off the shoulder shirt & Grey buckle sandals | Fake Fabulous |Over 40

My much-loved buckle sandals and a patent belt were all this outfit needed (I am wearing long earrings, but you can't really see them) plus a pale grey bag to carry all of the bits and bobs I needed for the day.

Grey is such a great shade that can make any bold colour seem more wearable.
It is not a colour I often wear head-to-toe (although it can look super-chic) but it is a great partner for more 'difficult' colours, or patterns... like bright yellow!

Yellow is one of my favourite colours... although I think I say that about every colour 😊.
I can't pick a favourite really!

Maybe my favourite depends on my mood?
Or the time of year?

Do you have a different 'favourite' colour at different times?
What was your latest "Must Buy"?
Please share in the comments... or email me (samantha44blair(at)gmail(dot)com)... I love hearing from you!

TROUSERS: Next
SHOES: All Saints...similar
BAG: Bonmarché c/o
BLOUSE: Next
BELT: Boden (old).

Bright Yellow Next Trousers, Lemon off the shoulder shirt & Grey buckle sandals | Fake Fabulous |Over 40

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16 comments

  1. I've had a pair of yellow Boden trousers for some years now and they are my favourite. I wear them with yellow Clarks sandals, gold loafers, navy loafers. I suppose I mash them
    up with lots of colours :-) x

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Your trousers sound so versatile..... I'm planning to wear mine with red next.... or black and white stripes....or Both!!
      XXX

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  2. I think for all the times that you get the greatest deals, it's nice to splurge occasionally, Samantha!!
    I just did it last weekend with an orange dress--it was way more than I usually spend, but my husband talked me into it! I feel a little guilty, but....life is short, right?
    Besides I bet you'll get a ton of use from these yellow pants! Since yellow is my favorite color, I think they are the cat's meow!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I agree Jodie, although these were by no means expensive trousers! Lol
      It's just the "full price" part that I'm not comfortable with... a bargain is always more satisfying isn't it?
      I hope to see your orange dress soon (another favourite colour!).
      It sounds like your husband is a good guy to go shopping with if he is saying "buy it!" :oP
      XXX

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  3. This post is TOTALLY relatable, Samantha! I mean, this line: "...and I realise that if I wait a while these bright yellow trousers will probably end up in the sale rale for a fraction of the price-tag... BUT what if my size sells out?"

    I shop almost exclusively during sales but I get that feeling too, whenever I see something that I can't walk away from...or if I DID walk away, I won't be able to sleep at night thinking about it, and that's when I think it's OK to throw in the towel and just get the damn thing at full price already!

    I LOVE those yellow pants. I was JUST thinking about stocking up on some yellow items in my next shopping spree, imagine that. I think to match this lemony yellow pants with that soft grey is perfection. Thumbs-up from me <3

    xoLiyana | Affordorable

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    1. I'm glad you understand where I am coming from Liyana!
      Sometimes we just HAVE to go for it.... maybe I will buy a second pair if they go on sale... for when this pair wears out.
      I am hoping to see you in yellow for more colour inspiration!
      XXX

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  4. I was actually out searching for a pair of yellow trousers a couple of weeks ago - I found one pair that I loved but they didn't have my size. They were more of a canary yellow though, very bright. I love this outfit on you, the blouse is perfect with the trousers.
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. These are from Next Suzy and I've seen others in M&S, Boden, Topshop.... practically everywhere! I hope you find a pair to suit/fit and I can get more yellow trouser outfit inspiration. XXX

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  5. As I gathered items for charitable donation, from my mom's wardrobe, I found approximately 9 bright yellow t-shirts there. This was shortly after my mother's death but the message was clear. She had a passion for this bright, happy, sunny, uplifting, warm and delightful color. There are things in this world that we are compelled to possess. Sometimes yellow clothing is on that list! =-)
    You look BRILLIANT Samantha!
    Jude

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    1. What a wonderful realisation Jude... Your Mum and her love of yellow. You are right about it being a sunny and uplifting colour. I hope you find something to suit you, and your style in this bold hue! :o) XXX

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  6. WOAAA, I can understand that you had to buy them, they're so bright and yellow!, even if yellow is not a color which flatters me anyway, I kinda like it!. And I love how you styled it with grey, such a fabulous color combo, and you look so gorgeous wearing it, elegant and summery! And those lovely sandals!
    I think that I'm immediately attracted by anything printed in bold colors, particularly pants. They're my 'must have' these days!
    besos

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    1. Yay for bold coloured trousers Monica!
      I used to have a BRIGHT lime green pair or suede flared hipsters, back in the 90's ..... ahhhh, such love for those trousers. I wore them until the bum fell out of them! :oP XXX

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  7. Ha I felt exactly the same about sobs yellow trews (more mustard than these) in M&s yesterday. I resisted and today they sent me a 20% off code... I feel it's fate

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    1. It definitely sounds like it to me Rachel!! :oP
      Did you get them??
      XXX

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  8. Hi Samantha,

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