How to combine navy and white for a classic look
I have not yet unpacked my Autumn clothes. On a day to day basis, I am relying on a combination of navy and white for a classic look. I am continuing to research the new Autumn colours and am slowly adding key pieces to my wardrobe; which I will be revealing soon.
In the meantime, a classic white shirt combined with my navy paper bag trousers is proving to be the ideal solution.
These wide-leg navy trousers are the same style as the print ones I wore with my navy blazer in a previous post. The lightweight fabric is ideal for this time of year and they are extremely comfortable.
I am not sure why this style of trousers is referred to as “paper bag” I suppose because they have a gathered waist and have a self-tie belt. I often wear them without the belt and they look just as good. They are an ideal shape for me as I have a small waist and wider hips. I often find that if trousers fit my hips they are too big on the waist.
I know this look will not work for everybody, if you are petite you may well need a slimmer leg or you could try the cropped version.
On trend in Paris
It used to be thought that elastic waist trousers were “frumpy”. This is definitely no longer true; when I was in Paris in June many of the chic French women were wearing this style of trouser.
The trousers I am wearing are from People Tree. They are no longer available. however as this style is very on trend this season, I had no problem in finding a wide selection of similar trousers.
All photos by Laura Hines follow her Instagram. Location Chelsea London.
Selection of trousers