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Sunday 18 November 2018

Mixing old and new to create a contemporary outfit

Is This Mutton? the fashion blog for the fashionable over 50s styles a pair of 90s check trousers with touches of leopard print and sequins for an up to date look.
My "Rupert Bear" trousers are suddenly in vogue.  I've had them since the early 90s and they occasionally get an outing. You last saw them here.

Check trousers are now everywhere, and shades of brown, caramel and cream are also very trendy, so I've styled my Rupert Bears with something new - a sequinned jumper - and another older item, a camel cape from Asos which is about five years old.
Rear view of a woman wearing a camel cape with leopard print accessories and original 1990s check trousers
I've always loved capes although they're not very practical. I added a touch of leopard print with a clutch (Next, SS16) and ankle boots (Office London). The jumper is £20 at Sainsbury's.
Close up of a pink sequinned jumper from Sainsburys
The trousers are what we used to call "Oxford Bags," as worn by David Bowie in the Hunky Dory period.
Shades of brown and camel with check trousers, camel cape and leopard print bag and boots
Yesterday I spent an exhausting hour sweeping and bagging all the leaves. It's a small garden but we have four trees, a deciduous hedge and three clematis montana - that's a lot of leaves!

What do you think of the check trouser trend?  And the return to brown and caramel?
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  1. Well, what shall I say about the checked trouser trend! Not only we love similar skirts, but also the trousers!

  2. Great outfit Gail, really like your jumper - will be perfect for Christmas day. Jacqui Mummabstylish


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