Spring Uniform

Photography by Simon Creasey

Spring is just around the corner and it's literally all I can think about, can you tell?  I mean it's not like I keep harping on about it or anything.  I'm starting to collect a few new season additions for my Spring wardrobe and I'm finding that denim is taking a back seat. I've been buying chinos, wide leg trousers and linens.  My hems are getting shorter, fabrics lighter and some colour is even sneaking in there.  

I remember all to well from my days commuting into Central London to go to my retail job, that Spring mornings are still pretty brisk, even when the sun is shining, and yet when midday rolls around, it's baking hot.  This tricky weather often wreaks havoc with our sartorial choices.  But over the years I've found a pretty good formula for Spring dressing, and whilst in this look it is quite casual, the formula can apply for workwear too...with a few tweaks here and there.

As I mentioned above, my hems are getting shorter, so come Spring time I'm opting for a slightly more cropped trouser than I've been sporting throughout Winter.  These cropped khaki wide leg trousers from House of Fraser are perfect for Spring and they're a slightly lighter option to a pair of jeans.  However to combat the chilly mornings or those not-so-sunny days I still find I'm in need of knitwear.  This navy wool high neck jumper acts as a windbreaker against the chill and means you don't need to leave the house with a hefty Winter coat that will only weigh you down.  Underneath you might have a basic t-shirt or linen shirt so if you're enjoying an alfresco lunch break in the sun then you can leave your jumper in the office or even drape around your shoulders.  Now as my office is in my home and I am the boss I keep my footwear pretty casual, so I've opted for some comfy lace up white trainers but for a work scenario you could swap these for some elegant court shoes or loafers.

This is a paid post in collaboration with House of Fraser


Outfit Details

Jumper - Jigsaw @ House Of Fraser

Trousers - Jigsaw @ House of Fraser

Sunglasses - Ray Ban @ House of Fraser

Trainers - Kurt Geiger @ House of Fraser

Bag - Loewe

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  1. Natali
    21st February 2018 / 8:48 am

    Yep, this is perfectly styled casual and comfy combo, just the right kind of uniform for Spring!


  2. 21st February 2018 / 9:32 am

    These Khaki trousers look amazing on you Emma, such a lovely fit! I have been struggling to find good fitting trousers since losing weight and these are what I have been trying to find xx

    • 10th April 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Get in there Charlotte, Jigsaw honestly do the very best trews, sooooo flattering x

  3. Sonja
    21st February 2018 / 9:50 am

    Love the cut and colour of the trousers.

  4. Michaela
    21st February 2018 / 10:32 am

    Love this look. Nice to see Judith out and about.

    • 10th April 2018 / 1:57 pm

      oh isn’t it just, she loves a bit of fresh air does ol’ Jude 😉 x

  5. 21st February 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Fabulous outfit for Spring! Love the colour combo too.X

  6. 21st February 2018 / 6:47 pm

    What a great style! I love the combo and the colors :-*

  7. 21st February 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Love the outfit ! Kaki looks great on you. BUT linen needs ironing, not as easy as jeans… Sorry for being a pain with this comment, I’m French ahah

    • 7th April 2018 / 1:58 pm

      But they aren’t made of linen, they are the same fabric as stretch denim haha

  8. 24th February 2018 / 11:11 am

    khaki, tan and navy is one of my favourite colour combos! love the shape of the chinos, think they’re definitely going to be a staple for spring!

    Laura |

    • 10th April 2018 / 1:59 pm

      I couldn’t agree more 😉 x

  9. Sandie
    2nd March 2018 / 9:21 am

    Love the colour combo. Simple whilst looking effortless cool and classic.

  10. Sade
    4th March 2018 / 5:37 pm

    What kind of coat/outerwear/jacket would you wear with this?

  11. 24th March 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I think I have said it on your YouTube channel but I love your style so much . It’s very wearable and clean. As a mother of two, I do love looking good all the time wearing functional clothing and this outfit for spring is just it for me .

    • 10th April 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you very much Vesta xxx

  12. 31st March 2018 / 8:25 am

    Dear your style is very attractive. With the best wishes.

    • 10th April 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you Kate, best wishes back at ya x

    • 10th April 2018 / 2:01 pm

      There’s a lot to be said for a classic and basic sneaker right 😉 x

  13. Linda H
    5th April 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Hi Emma–Love the pants and the trainers. House of Fraser? I’m wondering if they ship to the US. Doesn’t say on their site. This is probably a constant question for you, sorry. But hey that’s what you get once you become an international fashion guru 🙂

    • 10th April 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Ooooo good question, I’m not sure that they do, it’s a UK based department store so I think they might just do EU shipping I’m afraid. x

  14. 12th April 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Dear i looked through your blog. you are excellent. The best wishes

  15. Cynthia
    4th May 2018 / 4:35 am

    Cute! I am sick of always wearing skinny jeans. Would love to try a pant like this.

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