WHAT TO WEAR WITH STRIPED TROUSERS

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Here I sit surrounded by mountains of dirty laundry, the ironing board groaning under the weight of unloved clothes waiting to be pressed back to life & the dining table papered with a mixture of receipts, invoices & kids homework. Ah the joys of building work right?
Could have done without the water leak in the kitchen that’s for sure siiigh
Yep that’s right, we have had a slow leaking pipe for god knows how long (totally unrelated to the loft work) that we discovered last weekend. As a result we I cannot use the washing machine.
Consequently we now also have to re-lay the entire ground floor, how exciting? NOT… Arrrrrgh
Get me outta here!!!
Which is why as soon as the sun came out I hot footed it to the park for an ice cream & a few Spring shots of my awesome Acne Studios trousers.
I’ve been dying to wear these sensational trousers since the last time I posted about them ages ago.

Unsure what to wear with striped trousers, I threw on my brightest t-shirt & favourite heels

I’m pretty happy with this look & the red of my Prada sunnies (also worn here) tie it all together perfectly.
Some days we just need a splash of colour to make everything seem brighter wouldn’t you agree? Of course the ice cream helped too wink

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Eating icecream wearing red Rollas t-shirt

Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps

Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps

Rollas Red t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps | Prada sunglasses

Red Rollas t-shirt | Acne Studios striped trousers | Prada tortoiseshell sunglasses

To help alleviate the stress, my darling friend Suzy has invited us over for dinner tonight. The children always play so nicely we hardly see them all evening – leaving us to catch up & have a laugh over a bottle of wine…. & loads of laundry hahahaha
Girlfriends are great aren’t they? Did you catch my recent post about my new Blogger Besties? Lots of terrific stuff happening there, will fill you in next time.

‘Til then stay bright, Mx

  • Comments ( 20 )

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    Northwest Mountain Living

    I have been following you for a while on Instagram and love your photos! But when I saw those pants, I about fell out of my chair! Soooo cute! Peace! Cheryl

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      retrochicmama

      Hi Cheryl so nice to have you visit RCM! I’m chuffed to bits to hear that you came from Instagram, it’s good to know my feed is driving traffic here. I do love IG & take great pride in the aesthetics of it so thank you for this amazing compliment – It means a great deal to me xxx

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    Eugenia Russell Hargrove

    Fabulous pants story Michelle! So chic!

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      retrochicmama

      Thanks Eugenia, so nice to have you visit! Hope to see you again, x

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    cheriejamesp

    Those shoes are incredible, love that they are suede and paired with those flattering striped pants even better! I want those pants!!! So chic, as usual, Michelle!

    Cherie
    STYLE NUDGE
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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      retrochicmama

      Did you know I bought the trousers 2nd hand on Ebay & had to take them in so they’d fit? I’d missed them when Acne brought them out so I literally scoured Ebay for months chasing pair after pair – although they were very rare. I finally decided to go for this pair even though I knew I’d have to run them in. I get like that – you know, obsessed 😉
      As for the Rossi Plexis, well they are awesome aren’t they?
      xxx

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    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)

    LEGS LEGS LEGS that go on forever!! Love this look, especially those pants that I could never get away with but appreciate so much!

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      retrochicmama

      Aww thank you Angie that’s kind xxx

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    valerie hansen

    I love your writing..you are a hoot! First time to your blog and I love it! Those pants are so so chic and cute! I was raised In the 70’s, so I am loving the flared pants! Happy Spring!

    Valerie
    xo

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      retrochicmama

      Thanks Valerie, great to meet you!I was also raised in the 70’s & I can’t seemed to leave the flares behind – just love ’em 😉
      See you again soon xM

  • avatar
    Midlifechic

    Oh poor old you, it’s a particular kind of hell living through build works; you know it will all be worth it in the end but it doesn’t feel like it at the time. It’s interesting because you and I often start from a similar point with clothes but you always push a little bit further than I do – I would never have thought of pairing that t-shirt with those trousers but it looks great. I think you’re giving women over 40 some really good inspiration here for adding a youthful twist to classic chic. The stripes, the vented cut at the ankle, the shoes and of course your annoyingly enviable figure make your legs look as though they go on forever. You look really sassy. x

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      retrochicmama

      Oh Nikki I think I love you – “youthful twist” has made my day! Bloody hell scrap that… WEEK!
      xxx

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    Samantha

    More striped inspiration!
    I love it!!
    This is such a fresh look and the contrast between the Tee and those killer heels is genius.
    XXX
    Samantha

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yes we are in sync with the stripes aren’t we? Great minds Samantha xxx

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    Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)

    Michelle how flippin’ awesome do you look in striped flares…??!! Teaming them with a red t-shirt was genius and the perfect way to dress them down 🙂

    So sorry to hear about your water woes – water is the bane of our lives in our house. If anything goes wrong it’s bound to be water-related: Floods, broken pipes, broken showers, leaking boilers… the list goes on and on. I want a house that doesn’t have a water jinx!!

    Have a great weekend sweetie

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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      retrochicmama

      That’s interesting Catherine, my plumber said water is very clever at finding places to hide. I don’t think there’s any escaping it sooner or later it happens to us all. Although you’ve had well & truly your fair share by the sounds of it, poor thing.
      Enjoy a dry weekend 😉
      xxx

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    The Sequinist (@Sequinist)

    Gorgeous sunny post, Miss! I love those striped trousers on you; they’re completely fabulous…especially when accessorised with ice cream! I can’t even start on the water damage issue; I’ve had it in the last two houses I’ve lived in. I still have to peel apart my previously waterlogged cookbook pages, as a reminder of those dark days. I hope yours gets sorted quickly! xx

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      retrochicmama

      Oh bloody hell really? I’d take that as a bonus – hate to cook me hahahaha
      xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    Ah, the joy of house renovation:) We meant to redo the whole ground floor last year, but kind of ended up redoing only the kitchen and the hallway. After a year, we still have tape on the staircase in the hope that it will be painted one day. So, poor you, I can totally relate 🙂 Beautiful pictures as always! xx Abby

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      retrochicmama

      No way! I’d go mad if there was still tape reminding me I had to keep painting. Hate painting so much, almost worth paying someone this time but blimey it’s expensive. Probably will end up doing it myself so I can afford nice curtains, shall I pop over to do your stairs when I’m finished? 😉

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