This is the first post of a series that I’m starting called “What I Would Wear It With”. In this series, I will pick a certain item or style of clothing and discuss how I would wear them. For example, I recently bought a pair of beige trousers for the first time and I want to discuss how I’d still them and why. Hopefully, this series will inspire you to come out of your comfort zone and experiment a lot more with your style.Uniqlo Women’s Smart Style Beige Ankle Trousers, Size X-Small, £24.90
Surprisingly, this is my first ever Uniqlo piece, I picked it up online with a J. W. Anderson x Uniqlo shirt. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the quality and fit of these trousers are very good. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of reasonably priced and good quality pair of trousers, I’d definitely recommend getting a pair from Uniqlo. These are women’s but I know that they have a wide range of trousers with different cuts and fits on their men’s section.
For quite some time now, I’ve been wanting to branch out and wear trousers/jeans that aren’t black. Black is my comfort zone. So it’s taken a lot for me to wear try and rock these beige trousers but I know Magnus Ronning would be proud of me. That’s all that matters.
So what would I wear beige trousers with?
As a general rule, colours such as (but not limited to) navy, white, black, and red work really well with beige. A navy tee or a red sweatshirt would complement nicely with the trousers. If you’re looking for a slightly smarter look, you could wear a white or light blue long-sleeve shirt layered underneath a plain black crewneck.
I’ve decided to wear a navy tee from H&M – these are called “loose fit” and I couldn’t recommend them enough. They’re a lot thicker and more oversized than the standard H&M tee. The navy colour pairs really nicely with the beige trousers because the colours complement each other without clashing too much. When wearing just a plain tee, it’s important to complete the look with some accessories. Necklaces, belt, wallet chains, rings, etc… Or, you can wear a nice plain jacket just to finish off the look. I’ve decided to wear a black corduroy jacket just to add some texture to my outfit. I feel like the navy is a dark enough shade to go nicely with black.
Everyone has a black sweatshirt in their wardrobe right? Instead of wearing that with your black jeans for the 100th time, take a step outside of your comfort zone and pair them with some beige trousers. All of a sudden, that black sweatshirt has more character and actually stands out against the beige colour, instead of blending into the black. It’s a simple change but it really makes a difference in your style and overall look.
Similar to outfit 2, a red sweatshirt can be paired with a lot more than just a black pair of trousers! A bright, royal red sweatshirt would look so nice against a light beige pair of trousers. The richness of the red complements the softness of the beige. This is such a chilled, relaxed outfit but it looks a lot more thought out than if you just paired it with black.
For footwear, you can never go wrong with a pair of all white sneakers like Nike Air Force 1s. They’re chunky and a classic that will never go out of fashion. Another pair of shoes that would work just as nicely is the Converse Chuck Taylor Highs in Black or even the Comme des Garcons x Converse lows. And how can we talk about classic shoes without mentioning Vans Old Skools?
Air Force 1s are a good choice to wear with beige trousers – straight and wide fitted – because they can sit nicely on the shoes. This creates a really nice silhouette of the outfit. What’s more is that navy, beige, and white create a really nice colour palette – it’s a really good start for those who want to experiment more with colours.
Complete this outfit with a pair of Vans Old Skools (slip ons would also work!) just to keep it simple and casual. This is an everyday outfit that you can’t hrow on and still catch a few stares your way, which I’ve learned is not a bad thing. I think Old Skools work really well in this outfit because it steers away from the basic Old Skools outfit that you see literally everywhere you go.
Both of the shoes mentioned above can also be worn in this outfit, however, to change it up a bit, I decided to wear my Comme des Garcons x Converse highs. The classic silhouette of the converse hi top combined with the off white colour of the CDGs takes this outfit up a notch. The red of the CDG heart finishes off this look for me. It’s a subtle detail but the tiniest of things is what sets your outfit apart from the others!
Admittedly, I don’t accessorise as much as I would like to. The only accessories I wear on an everyday basis are: belts, necklaces, and rings. For outfit 1, I opted for a brown belt instead of black as it makes the beige trousers pop even more.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the first post of my new series – if you have any particular pieces/style that you want me to discuss then let me know! Admittedly, I could’ve called it “How To Style” or “How To Wear” but I’m not a stylist nor am I going to pretend to know enough about fashion to tell YOU how to wear YOUR clothes. At the end of the day, just wear what you like and feel comfortable in. Don’t let trends dress you. My mere aim is to give you some inspiration. Also, make it a hashtag #WIWIW – tag your outfit photos with that hashtag and I’ll check it out!