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Sunday 7 April 2019

Fancy Pants and Naked Sandals

A spring garden is the setting for midlife blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in wide statement trousers, silver sequinned top and silver naked sandals

One of my best buys last summer was a pair of cropped polka dot statement trousers. I wore them far more than I thought I would. They were made of quite a delicate material and sadly have ripped, but fear not! I found a pair of wide statement trousers for this summer from the same retailer.  I'm also wearing "naked sandals" - have you heard of this trend?

Close up of a silver sequinned short sleeve top worn by over 40s style blogger Is This Mutton?

"Naked sandals" have been featuring in the fashion mags and papers. They're essentially a sandal with very thin straps, leaving your feet quite exposed. If you search "naked sandals" on Asos for example, most of the sandals have very high spindly heels. But you can find plenty of pairs with blocky or kitten heels which are easier to wear. I chose silver because I find it an outstanding neutral, and they were a real bargain from Asos.  I gave myself a pedicure before taking these photos.

Close up of silver thin strapped naked sandalsS
Sandals like these are best worn with cropped trousers where you can see a bit of ankle.

I've been looking for a pink jacket and this one will keep the chills away while we're waiting for spring to warm up a bit. It's described as "over sized" which seems to be the big trend for jackets. I don't like jackets too short or boxy, so it works for me.

An oversized jacket in pink is a key summer trend, worn with navy and white statement trousers featuring large circles and a striped hem and featured on IsThisMutton dot com

I wasn't thrilled about having to take the trousers up about three centimetres. What is it with retailers and long trousers this year?  You'll recall I had to buy a pair of jeans from the petite rage at Boden when regular were far too long. I'm 5'6 and normally regular trousers are fine. Maybe my legs are getting shorter! 

Fancy trousers
Pink oversized jacket
Silver sequinned top

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  1. I love these spotty pants even more than your last ones! Lise

  2. What fun pants! I love the pink with the black and white and silver, and the sparkly nail polish, sandals and sequin tee all work together so nicely! :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start :) The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

  3. I always love your style. The sandals and the nail polish are perfect

  4. Love this outfit, and wow the trousers are super bold! I wore my stripy trousers today, but have decided they are too big for me!!! Maybe won't be showing them on the blog! Thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  5. Another absolutely fab look. So glad you found replacement trousers

  6. I love wide legged pants in the summer! So nice and breezy and they're often made with such fun patterns.

  7. I love your spotty trouser Gail. They are so me :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.


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