WIW: bootcut trousers and fluid knit

Today's orphan is a pair of bootcut trousers. They're taupe, I think - a mid-range grey-ish brown with just a tinge of pink in the color.  I tried to wear them a few weeks ago with burgundy, but there wasn't enough contrast in the colors to work, so I changed.  Today I'm trying them with a cream sweater and burgundy scarf and boots.  (And my cream/black/burgundy plaid belt barely showing in the pics). 

The trousers fit well, but aren't really heavy enough for winter (I added silk long underwear today and am fine), and are a little too stiff for me to want to wear in warm weather. Plus I find the color hard to work with - I can see it with white or black - would it go with anything else?

Does it work? Should these trousers stay?  Suggestions for improvement?

 

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14 Comments

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    I love the trousers on you!  I love the scarf bookending the booties.

    Less certain about pairing this top with them. Perhaps a top with a bit more structure would balance out the bootcut?

    I really like the pants on you!  You just rock trousers!

  • carambola replied 4 years ago

    I like this a lot! That scarf ties everything together nicely and you look great in burgundy! I'm wondering what a semi-tuck would look like.

  • Jude replied 4 years ago

    I really like whole outfit as is: the neutral palette, the bookending with burgundy, the silhouette (may I suggest the semi-tuck to showcase the fab belt?) 
    I agree with Thistle: you rock trousers :-) 

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks all!

    I had semi-tucked the top - it must have slipped out for the pics.  I retucked afterwards, but didn't feel like having my son-retake them.  It is my intent to showcase the belt :) 

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    I like the fit of the trousers a lot, and they look ultra fab with those boots. The sweater looks good, but how about a top and blazer? Perhaps something in ink blue? 

  • texstyle replied 4 years ago

    The trousers look great - good fit, drape, etc. I also really like the color of the shoes and the scarf but I agree with Thistle on the top. What about a slightly fitted button down in a basic color that goes with the scarf?

  • AviaMariah replied 4 years ago

    Well I love this whole outfit and can't believe those trousers have been orphaned.  Is it the color that you're having trouble with?  The fit looks good to me.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone!

    Avia, yes, it's the color, and to some extent, the fabrication, that makes them weird for me.  They're both.... well, weird.  At least to me.

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Like the trousers!  I think they would work better with a little more "structure" in the top (which is Thistle's point).  This is a fluid over fluid look --- which is very much on trend.

    Love you burgundy accents -- to me, they make the outfit.

  • JillG replied 4 years ago

    Love this outfit.  As an alternative, it might also look cute as a monochromatic statement without the burgundy accents and with taupe/neutral footwear.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    You look fashionably slouchy and pull it off. Well done. 

  • Marmee replied 4 years ago

    What a great outfit.  The scarf/boots bookending is great!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Nice! Of course I am a sucker for taupe. But I love the bookended booties and scarf, too. 

  • Glory replied 4 years ago

    yes another keeper in my opinion as well. Not filling any bags this way :)

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