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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

What I wore on a Cold Spring day | Pastel Outfit

Pastel rainbow jumper and yellow trousers. Cold weather Spring outfit.

Let's clear one thing up before I start...
I really don't like pastels that much.
Pastels make me think of two three things:

  1. Little old ladies in twinsets and pearls.
  2. Little girls in frilly dresses and buckle shoes.
  3. Party treats and birthday cakes.
I certainly don't want to look like no.1 or no. 2.
Number 3, on the other hand, is not a million miles away from this outfit!

The more I look at these pictures the more I realise that I'm channelling the party cake look here.
Those layers of coloured sponge and the icing-like ruffle.

Pastel rainbow jumper and yellow trousers. Cold weather Spring outfit.

Cake-inspired fashion aside there is also something childish about this outfit.

I know that I said I didn't want to look like a little girl BUT (ironically) the jumper I'm wearing is from the kids' department.

{I have removed a few rainbow sequins from the front of it but it's still a little girl's jumper.}

What can I say?
I liked it.
It fitted me.
I bought it.

Pastel rainbow jumper and yellow trousers. Cold weather Spring outfit.

I'm also digging out my old yellow trousers from 2017.
I've worn them SO often since I bought them, they've been a great buy.
Unfortunately, they're starting to look tired now and have lost their shape a little.

(They were never a fantastic fit. Next clothes never are on me. But they're fitting less well now.)

However, I'm determined to get another season out of them... or two!

{You can see a few more yellow trouser outfits HERE.}

Pastel rainbow jumper and yellow trousers. Cold weather Spring outfit.

I'm also wearing a pair of lilac converse that I picked up brand new in their box at a local charity shop for a couple of pounds.
Just what I was looking for!

I must say at this point that cropped trousers, baggy jumpers and very flat shoes are NOT the most flattering of shapes to wear together.
This combination will seriously shorten your legs.

My legs are long (compared to my body) and they've still been visually chopped in half by this outfit.

I'm just about getting away with it (... maybe...ish??) but it's tough.

If your legs are on the shorter side, or your body is proportionally longer than your legs, avoid this unflattering combination.

However, if you love a cropped trouser then all you need is a slight heel to give a bit of oomph and cheat a longer limb.
An easy fix if you can bare it.
(A platform trainer or a wedge sandal would be perfect.)

Are you a pastel fan?
Do you ever dress like a party cake or unflattering combinations like flat shoes and cropped trousers?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.

JUMPER: the kids' department at Tesco!
TROUSERS: Next (old)
BAG: Cambridge satchel company (old)
SHOES: Converse (charity shopped)
SHIRT: Vintage

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Pastel rainbow jumper and yellow trousers. Cold weather Spring outfit.



  1. I think this is a good outfit. The sweet sweater and the strong cool trousers. Perfect match.

  2. Combining colours really is your strong point. Another goog look on you

  3. On a rainy cloudy bleh day and you came walking in I couldn't help myself from happier. I would think what a fun person and I would want to have a uplifting conversation! You look approachable and very positive xx

  4. I'm going to pretend like I didn't just read that YOU REMOVED SEQUINS FROM THE JUMPER!!!

    Fabulous outfit, honestly I totally adore everything about this. Maybe only better with sequins, hahaha!


    1. OOPSY! (*Blushes*)
      I hoped you'd miss that!! :oP
      I'm sorry to offend your sequined side Lisa... I did think of you as I snipped them off... giant rainbow pastel sequins.
      I've kept them in my sewing box for the time I need to administer an emergency pastel sequin to a boring garment.

  5. I'm loving this on you. It's funky without being OTT and and the palette suits you.

  6. Absolutely adorable and chic at the same time. I hope you saved the sequins for future bedazzling of something drab!

    P.S. Now I must get a pastel stripe sweater and lilac sneakers or my life will not be complete.

    1. I did Kathleen!
      The'll come in handy, I'm sure.
      Thank you for your kind words.

  7. I think you look lovely in these pastels, there's not a sign of any old lady look for sure!. You've created a summery outfit which makes me think on sorbets and marina walks with a sea view!. Love those lilac converse, they totally rock!

    1. Thank you Monica... this pair on converse are actually COMFY.... I"ve had another pair that were agony.
      I'm never sure what tiny differences make one shoe comfortable and another shoe (that seems identical) a living shoe hell?!

  8. Those lilac Converse sneakers were a fabulous bargain!!
    I just love this outfit Sam! Do what if it is heavy on birthday cake colors or even Easter egg colors. It's SRING! Clearly you were in that hopeful, cheerful, breath of fresh air and flowers kind of mood!! I'd wear all of these pieces and smile my face off to be wearing such a happy look!

    1. Easter egg colours....yay!
      I love that too Judy.
      Can we have cake AND easter eggs??
      Yes please!

  9. I love all of the bright pastel colors on you! The pants look great. I just bought a pair of converse too, platforms. Those lilac ones are so cool!great steal.
    Hope you are doing well!
    jess xx

    1. Platform converse?!
      You're laying temptation in my path Jess!!
      I think I might need a platform converse in my life though..... (*dashes off to 'google')


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