Term Time Style On A Budget | Part Two: The Smart-Casual Trousers

Earlier this week, I shared a post where I styled one of my current favourite wardrobe items – a super cute and very versatile dress that can be worn pretty much any season [see post here]. Today I’ll be styling another one of my go-to wardrobe pieces from PrettyLittleThing – a pair of monochrome pinstripe trousers.

You probably know by now that I pretty much live in comfy clothes, so I’m going to start by saying that this pair of black pinstripe trousers are *the most* comfortable pair of trousers that I own! And I’m all for wearing clothes that look smart but feel as comfy as a pair of PJ bottoms (I mean, isn’t that the dream!?).

Up until a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t be seen in any style of trousers other than a pair of denim skinny jeans. However, I have since discovered the pure comfort and joy that can be found in a pair of classic trousers. What makes this particular style of trousers even better is the fact that they can be worn in so many different ways (and can also be found in a variety of different colours and patterns over here).

Here I decided to wear the trousers with a simple white tee (or you can wear it with a cool white slogan tee) and a pair of black leather shoes for a classic smart-casual look. They would also look great with a pair of white pumps if you want to go for a slightly more casual look. Basically, this is the kind of outfit that can be worn to work, to uni or to the shops – the perfect outfit to invest in if you’re on a budget as you can literally wear it anywhere!

When styled well, monochrome outfits can look so chic and effortless. Even better still, it is just so easy to transform a classic monochrome outfit into something more fun and bold! For this look, I went for a colour I would normally shy away from – bright lime – however I just ended up loving it! This lime wool coat is perfect for injecting a bit (or rather a lot) of fun into any monochrome outfit and adding a well-needed dose of colour on cold, grey days whilst still keeping the outfit looking smart.

Investing in a bold piece is a good idea even if you’re on a budget as you can throw it on any black/grey/white toned outfit and count on it to add a bit of unique twist!

Outfit Details

Top (similar) / Coat / Alternative Slogan Top / Trousers / Shoes

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