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nautical spring outfit: navy capri pants with Breton stripe sweater and red high heels
casual nautical spring outfit

I almost didn’t bother posting these photos.

(In fact, I almost didn’t even bother taking them, because the whole time we were shooting, there was a man sitting in a parked car across the way, practically leaning of his window in a bid to stare a little harder at me. I’m pretty used to getting the occasional strange look when I’m taking outfit photos, but this was seriously the most uncomfortable I’ve ever felt: gah!)

I mean, this is SUCH a typical outfit for me: in fact, it’s the kind of thing I ALWAYS wear on cooler spring/summer days, and I’m pretty sure that if you took a quick scroll through my archives, you’d find dozens like it. Still, I’ve always viewed the fashion section of this blog as more of a style diary than anything else, and this is what I actually wore the day these were taken… also, I’ve been wanting to talk about these Oasis capri pants for weeks now, so I guess this is as good an opportunity as any!

So, these are the ‘Grace’ pants, and I know they’re just a plain ol’ pair of trousers, but seriously, these are the pants I’ve been searching for all my life. Most of the time when I buy cropped trousers, they’re actually full-length on me, so I was really happy with the fit of these, and with the fact that they’re a super-soft, stretchy cotton, which is really comfortable to wear. Oh, and they also come in black and white: I have a feeling that at least one of those shades will be winging their way to me soon!

The sweater, meanwhile, is a super-slouchy one which I bought from H&M last year, and almost returned, because, although I like to think I’m one of those effortlessly cool Pinterest girls who can totally get away with the slouchy sweater look, every time I actually try to do it, I just end up looking like I’m wearing someone else’s clothes. I pulled it out this week, though, when I was looking for something else, and thought it worked quite well with the more form-fitting trousers. And you all know how I feel about stripes, right? You can never have too many…

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WEARING:

Oasis ‘Grace’ capri pants

H&M sweater

Office ‘Niagra’ peep toes

Kate Spade handbag*

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8 Comments
  • Bry Jaimea
    June 9, 2017

    The match between the bag and heels looks almost too good to be true! Great outfit, as always x

  • Erin
    June 9, 2017

    I like the style of the shirt and that the stripes don’t start immediately at the top/bottom. Cute <3

  • Fashion and Frappes
    June 9, 2017

    I actually really like the stripes – the sweater and the bag! Its quite a clever mix. Also, the pants are a really good fit. I am goign to try and get the black ones. You can never have too many fitted black pants. It will be a good but for work for me.

  • Myra Boyle
    June 9, 2017

    Great summer outfit, I lived in these colours for years.

  • Porcelina
    June 9, 2017

    Peep-toes, it must be summer!! Looking fab as always Amber x

  • Shannon
    June 9, 2017

    You can totally pull off the slouchy sweater! Also, I do notice your haircut, and it looks really good on you. I like the sleekness of it.

  • D. Johnson
    June 11, 2017

    I love this outfit! It’s matchy, but not too much. Makes me want to go buy more purses & create better “looks” myself.

  • Rachael Dickinson
    June 20, 2017

    Love this look – simple and classy!

    Rachael xox
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