Fashion and beauty blog for the more mature woman not ready to hang up the high heels yet.

30/08/2016

A Burst Of Colour And Why I Love Flared Trousers


If you have been following my post's throughout the year, you will know I'm quite partial to a pair of tailored flared trousers.
So when I found this bright tomato red pair I tried them on and bought them. At a bargain price too....



I found these in River Island at a knockdown price of £20 from £40 in their recent sale. 

A friend of mine told me her daughter had a spending spree in there because of the great reductions they had. "What did you buy for yourself?" I asked. " Oh I'm a bit past it to buy stuff out of there " she replied.
"What nonsense ! " I said . Why should a woman feel too old to shop anywhere ! Like a red rag to a bull, it was one of the first places I went to look on my day out shopping.



These are made of heavy crepe, so they hang really well, and I like the detailing at the waistline, which is quite high.
In the winter months, I will wear a cream or light coloured jumper. And these will be great for Christmas wearability (Oh gosh there's that word already!)



So why do I love the flared trousers so much?  Let me remind you of the other flares hanging in my wardrobe and why I like to wear Them...


This Blue pair from Primark - Similar here One of the reasons I like wide leg trouser's is because they are quite slimming.


These ones are from Next. You may find them on Ebay or there are similar here Reason no 2 is because they make my legs look longer. Especially with high heels !


Like these stripe ones from F&F Vertical stripes = Length! Similar here


These are so comfortable - Another reason !  From Precis  Such good quality from them. I've had this pair over 10 years now !
Another reason, They are classic. (my favourite word)
 Having said that, you can wear any type of trouser now. Be it skinny,straight, cropped, palazzo . There are no fashion rules. And there are no rules as far as I'm concerned as to where I will shop !

Before I go, I wanted to let you know I was featured on Jessica Janneger's Spotlight On Style. Please pop over for a read. You will find it here  Jessica host's a link up every Tuesday and I'm a regular visitor there. I love Jessica's feminine style.
Xo Laurie

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  1. Fabulous Laurie, I love this piece, such a great transitional item, I love wearing them too. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  2. Love this bright color on you and the fit is fabulous. I love the flared leg with the heels, Lovely!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  3. These are really flattering pants. Love the color!

    Sincerely, Jennie

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    1. Thank you Jennie. Thank you for stopping by x

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  4. This style of trousers looks amazing on you. I especially love the red ones at the top. So classy!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  5. You look fabulous in the bright red and the way you styled them with the white top and statement necklace is so chic and classic. Just beautiful. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  6. Oooohhhh girl you can rock those pants! Love the color and fit on you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth !Thank you for stopping by xx

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  7. Ah you do love flares but they suit you well and generally look fab so why not? It's great having the attitude of shopping where you like and fancy! There's no age limit really. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

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    1. Thank you for commenting about the shopping Sarah. I think anyone of any size and age should be able to shop wherever they want. xx

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  8. I've always loved flared trousers too but I don't actually many pairs in my wardrobe - I'm a bit more of a jeans kinda gal so you're more likely to find flared jeans in there. I love your new red pair, they're gorgeous! And you're right, they'll be fabulous to wear around Christmas time (Christmas already? Crikey!!)
    Suzy x
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    1. Thank you Suzy.Yep That C word will be here before we know it ! x

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  9. Beautiful pants! A great fitting pair of flares that hang just right are so flattering and lengthen the legs.

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    1. Thank you Savvy Southern Chic. Thank you for stopping by x

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  10. It is no wonder why you love trousers, they look amazing on you! Love all of these!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Elise. Thank you for stopping by x

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  11. Love wide leg trousers here too Laurie. Red is also my favourite colour, your trousers look great :)

    Thanks for linking up..

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  12. What a stunning outfit! I always a great pair of bright pants especially when they have such a super flattering cut! I am loving this outfit!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. Laurie, I love flared slacks too. Being a short girl myself I do like the way they make my legs look longer and they have a nice slimming effect too! I love that color of red on you. It looks like that color was made just for you! Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Shared, Tweeted

    xo,
    Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  14. I can see why you like the flared trousers, you look fantastic in them! And smart woman, you are to have raced to that store, those pants were just waiting for you.

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    1. Thank you so much Trina. And thank you for stopping by. Please come back again x

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  15. Love the bright red - stunning pants! :) You look incredible in this style too so I can see why it's a favourite of yours :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica. Thank you for stopping by x

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  17. I love the red trousers - they look absolutely fabulous :)

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Thanks for stopping by x

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  18. These look amazing and suit you so, so well. Good for you for just buying what you fancy rather than feeling restricted, life is too short X #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Boo&Maddie I don't see why there should be different shops for ages or size.x

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  19. Those trousers look amazing on you! Love the bright red!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  20. I so love the bright pants!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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  21. Classic dressing is my buzz phrase too, it has been all my life but now that 50 is on the horizon it is even more so. You have a lot of flared trousers for sure! I love them because as you say they are slimming and look so elegant with a heel. Great piece. Thanks. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you so much Mother of teenagers. It's good to hear from someone in my age group that loves the classics. Thank you for stopping by.

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  22. Beautiful trousers (all of them). I love how some of these looks belong in a magazine, you are rocking it.
    Rachel xo
    www,garaytreasures.com

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  23. They look fabulous on you! I too like flared trousers, they are just so comfy and you're right, so slimming!!

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    1. Thank you Katrin. That is one of my top reasons to wear them, is how slimming they are ! Thank you for stopping by x

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  24. You look fabulous in flared trousers! And the red ones are just fabulous! They'll be perfect all year round! And what a deal!

    I loved reading your interview on Jess's blog!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  25. Love the first bright flare pants on you. Well, scrap that. You look good in all those flare pants!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  26. I know why you're drawn to flared trousers--they look fabulous on you! You and bold colors go perfectly together! Every single time I see you in a bright color, it ends up being my new favorite look.

    - Sherry
    www.petiteover40.com

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I have to keep saying that to myself! I'm always drawn to neutrals, but even I can see I need colour. A good point x

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  27. Great piece!! Love the bright color. Love your spirt, a women should never feel to old to shop at any store :)
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear

    xo
    Melissa

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  28. Love the bright color on you. I like wide leg pants, also.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I need to wear brighter colours ! x

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  29. All of those trousers are so flattering! I think this tomato red pair is my favorite. They're like your signature item!
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely compliment Kristen. And thank you for stopping by x

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  30. Beautiful trousers. And the bright tomato red really looks good. You look gorgeous.

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  31. Those are great slacks. Crepe drapes so beautifully! Some of the teen shops if they don't want customers older than 20 an alarm should go off. That said often their sizing is on the itsy bitsy range which does prohibit many of us.

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    1. Thank you Haralee. I would still walk right on in and shop, even if there were alarms ! Thank you for stopping by x

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  32. You look smashing in these wide leg pants. They are so chic. I love the fluid elegance.

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    1. Thank you so much! Thank you for stopping by x

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  33. I love the wide leg trouser on you. Your really wear it well in any colour. Thanks for linking up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/09/04/clip-in-hair-extensions-15-minutes/

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  34. You're making me want to go buy some red trousers. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. You're making me want to go buy some red trousers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes ! Go get some ! So easy to wear. Thank you for stopping by x

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  36. You look great! I bought a pair of bright red cropped pants this summer and love them. Great tip on wearing flared trousers! Thanks for posting on #overthemoon!

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  37. I am always a pushover for red, so of course, the red trousers are fabulous! Thank you for adding your style flair to the My Refined Style Linkup.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  38. Such stylish ways to wear your trousers! I adore the bright red ones.

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  39. I used to own a pair of pants that look identical to your red pants and love how they made my legs look endless. I love your collection of trousers!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  40. Really enjoyed reading this post, Laurie! Totally my style too, so I'll be visiting these links!

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    1. Thank you Michele! So pleased you popped over fora read x

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  41. I'm a fan of wide legged trousers I think they are super flattering. Love those red ones - and tomato red - seems a good descriptor for them. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo and while I know it's tough, if you can choose one photo to sum up your summer we'd love to share it as part of our summer collage

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. I will of course share my photo. xx

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  42. They look great - really flattering. I love the red ones. I don't wear enough red - it's such a great colour for clothes. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Silly Mummy. I'm the same. this has to be one of the best colours on me, and yet I just don't wear it enough. x

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  43. The red is a divine color and you look fabulous wearing it. I agree with you that flare and wider leg trousers can be quite flattering especially to those of us that are height challenged. Thank you for adding your like to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  44. I love flared! For the same reasons you do, they slim, make my legs look longer, and they are so comfortable. My favorite dress pants and jeans are flared and they make me feel good.

    I love all of your flared trousers, and the detailing on the red ones make them so interesting!

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  45. I LOVE those red pants! They look amazing on you & are so bold!

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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