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In a bif to stop buying more clothes I don't need (and might not wear) I have been using pintrest to try and pin inspiration so that I can make new undiscovered outfits from the things I already own.
I've noticed that nearly everything I've pinned is with jeans which I can't wear to work. I've got a few pairs of black trousers which I never wear because I have no inspiration. Trousers i have are:- 1. 1 pair black skinny / cigarette type trousers 2. 1 pair coated skinnies 3. 2 or 3 pairs of bootcut type work trousers (which I haven't worn for over a year!) 4. 1 pair black skinny jeans 5. Black leggings - which are the ones which get worn the most.
I'm just totally lacking in ideas of what to wear them with, I think I find shoes the hardest - I have pretty much every colour but I always feel stupid wearing coloured shoes with black trousers. Probably because my wardrobe is mostly navy blue (my black) and browns which I don't really like to mix with black.
I wear very little black - it's a colour I actively avoid normally but being a pera shape it should probably be my best friend bottoms wise.
I love to team colours with black. Mid blues through to ice blue works well for me, as does mid shades of green through to ice green. Scarlet looks great on most blondes from what I've seen. Team with a black jacket/blazer and (with boot cut/smart black trousers) you have a smart outfit for work.
I'm in black / teal and grey today and feeling more "put together" than yesterday. I have a large teal statement necklace which is helping to detract from the doudyness of the cardigan I am having to keep wrapped up in because it's still so bloomin cold!
So, black trs,teal vest, grey jumper & cardigan, big teal necklace
I think this black trs thing will be easier when it's warmer and i can bare a bit of flesh!
I was gonna go for red and black tomorrow but I don't think I'll be able to bear wearing court shoes so I'll have to re-think!