Who Wears The Trousers? Me Of Course!

It’s a huge year for us women. Everyone is talking about the year of the woman, but for me, it’s so much more than that. The year of the “mature” woman is what I’m calling it! And I’m wearing the trousers loud and proud!

More brands are starting to sit up and listen and understand that the mature woman is just as important than the 20-30-year-old. We are not brushed under the carpet anymore thinking we are beyond our sell-by date to even consider fashion. What dribble!

Bonmarche are celebrating with a new trouser collection





Each season, Bonmarche have items that I like to add to my wardrobe. Their jeans are a fantastic fit, there’s a style for everyone and I like the fact that there are different leg lengths available.

This SS18 Bonmarche has a new collection of formal trousers and they are running a campaign called “We Wear The Trousers” to celebrate female empowerment.

When these Navy “Slim Bootcut” trousers arrived in the post I knew they weren’t going to disappoint. Lightweight and good quality material, I already know they will be worn so much. Out of all my brands in my wardrobe, it’s Bonmarche that I wear the most.


bonmarche slim fit bootcut trousers


I really like the cut of these trousers, bootcut always being my favourite style, mainly because they always seem to make my little legs look a little longer! These are available in different leg lengths too and if you prefer the more skinny style or flared, there are six different styles to choose from.



 This jacket will go with everything!

I’ve paired the trousers with a navy Pu jacket. This is the third jacket I have from Bonmarch cut in this style and I absolutely love it! I wear them so much, with jeans trousers or dresses. This style of jacket can be worn so many ways from casual to smart right onto your evening wear.


bonmarche desk to dinner jacket

The round neckline and loose fit of this jacket make it easy to pair more or less any top/sweater and I will be wearing this with a roll neck sweater and jeans for a more casual look and a silk shirt or lacey top with evening accessories will amp it up perfect for an evening out.

You can see how I’ve worn my other Bonmarche jackets  here and here


I’ve paired the jacket with a light coloured long sleeve T-shirt in multi colours of White, Yellow and blue. The yellow being a perfect partner for the Mustard/Yellow handbag. Nude court shoes and a large statement necklace finishes off the look. A smart sporty look I like to call it!

bonmarche t-shirt in ss18 colour meadowlark


I’ve just realised I’m wearing this year’s SS18 shade of Meadowlark here within this T-shirt! I love this fresh zesty colour and it’s perfect to pair with Navy!


What do you think of the slim fit bootcut style? I feel that this is the style that flatters my figure best, but there are others to choose. Slim, tapered, relaxed, straight or flared. They are all available. A lot of women look at bootcut trousers as being old fashioned, but for me, as I said these are what compliment my figure best and after all, is there a rule book anymore as to what we should wear relating to what is on trend?

I love these and “I’m Wearing The Trousers!”

Jacket Co/Bonmarche

Trousers Co/Bonmarche

T-Shirt Co/Bonmarche

Xo Laurie


  1. March 7, 2018 / 2:26 am

    I’ve pinned to my “Fashion for women of a certain age” board!

  2. March 7, 2018 / 2:20 am

    You look fantastic in the entire outfit! Very complimentary! Thanks so much for sharing your style with us on the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  3. March 6, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Oh Laurie I couldn’t agree with you more. There is definitely an awakening to the need to satisfy the fashion needs of the mature woman. As always you look polished and well put together. My wardrobe is full of a range of trouser styles but I the boot cut certainly delivers if you want a more elegant look. Loving that jacket – am going to check it out. Thanks for linking with us again. #TweensTeensBeyond

  4. March 2, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Hi!! Coming over from Dee’s party!! You always look so put together. I wish I had time to shop — I’m wearing the same dowdy clothes from several years ago. 🙁

  5. February 27, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    You look amazing! I love that top and bag!

  6. February 27, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    You always look amazing and so chic. #tweensteensbeyond

  7. February 27, 2018 / 5:49 am

    What a fabulous name for an advertising campaign! Those trousers do seem to flatter and fit you well. The whole look is fantastic and perfectly suited for Spring. Thanks for sharing your post with my Fine-Whatever link up.


  8. February 22, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I’d add on, Laurie, and say, “Who run the world? Girls!!” GRIN

    And also share how this time around, when I was in New York for Fashion Week, the way women above the age of 30 were treated, was appalling, to say the least. If you weren’t skinny like a hanger, below 30, preferably blonde, heaven forbid that street photographers even knew you existed. Shaking my head. A tale for another time 🙂

    You look amazing, by the way. But then again, you always do xoxo

  9. February 21, 2018 / 4:07 am

    That cut is very flattering on you and really those pants are a classic!

  10. February 20, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    They look great on you. The whole look looks like Spring is just around the corner!

    • laurie
      February 20, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      Let’s hope so! Thank you for your kind comment xx

  11. February 19, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    I really like your trousers. I often overlook Bon Marche when out shopping but will certainly try them in the future. Having various leg lengths is wonderful, I can never find long enough ones! #creativemondays

  12. February 18, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic navy trousers. I love the mix of colours in this outfit, and the chunky necklace is gorgeous!

    Emma xxx

  13. February 18, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I am so in love with trousers lately too. I’ve worn skinny pants for so long and they are fine but trousers actually feel more comfortable and give me room to breathe.

  14. February 18, 2018 / 1:48 am

    Such a pretty combination, Laurie. Trousers are part of my work wardrobe, even though I can get by with jeans. Every now and then I like to look more dressed up, but not wear a dress. Love you top and that jacket is very cute. Great look! – Amy

  15. jodie filogomo
    February 17, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Funny, because I just purchased 2 pairs of trousers, as I know many women wear them more and more. Not that I’m giving up my dresses, but they are a fabulous option!!
    That necklace is also such a beauty, Laurie!!

  16. February 17, 2018 / 8:57 am

    You wear the trousers great Laurie! Such a great style. Love how you styled them 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

  17. February 17, 2018 / 7:56 am

    You always look chic! What a fabulous necklace too and those trousers are very elegant. I have never shopped at Bonmarche, I will take a look at their site!

  18. February 17, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I agree with Ashley, the clothes look far more expensive on you. You wear the trousers very well. Good for Bonmarche. Love the pop of yellow. I have a yellow bag from Accessorize that I bought last summer and it’s great for adding a splash.

  19. February 16, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    You make the clothes look expensive! love your colour choices too.
    I love shopping online don’t you?
    ash xx

  20. February 16, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Of course you’re wearing the trousers, Laurie, and what’s more, you’re wearing them so well. I hardly ever wear trousers these days, as I no longer feel comfortable wearing them. Your do look comfortable, I must say! xxx

  21. February 16, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Well, you’re wearing the trousers beautifully, Laurie, and despite the wind you managed to wear that elegant jacket beautifully too. Like Jacqui, I’m not familiar with the brand as we don’t have a branch on the island. Maybe one day … Although we did have an independent Bon Marche boutique over here and I was a frequent visitor in the mid 60s. Ahhh, memories. Hope the wind is kind to you this weekend, hugs x

  22. February 16, 2018 / 8:28 am

    Lovely as always Laurie, great colour combination, and they are super trousers. I don’t have a big Bonmarche locally so don’t get in there very often. Thanks for sharing this super stylish look. Jacqui

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