(Top: Zara, Trousers: Zara, Bag: Reiss, Shoes: H&M)

Photos by Joe Galvin

To me, the trouser co-ord is the modern day power suit, the Karen Brady of the two piece world- and the ultimate nod to twenty first century power dressing- and isn't it amazing how an outfit can effect your mood and (pardon the phrase) 'bring the sass'? Working from home I rarely have the opportunity to embrace suit dressing (if I manage to make it out of my PJS, that's a business day at home)- but putting something on you feel confident in (and a slick of red lipstick, naturally)- can sometimes make you feel like you can take on the world (or, ahem, the Northern Line).

I spotted this set in Zara a couple of weeks ago, and after much deliberation (and little persuasion from Mama P)- it was in one of their navy paper bags, and I was out of the door. Not only was I sold on it's versatility (how cool will these trousers look with a white blouse and neckerchief?), the fact it makes me feel like Cathy McGowan in the '60s- but the fact they ooze a kind of Veronica Corningstone anchorman kick-flare cool had me at hello, plus any added confidence is always a good thing, right? Now just to tackle my emails in this get up!



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(Top: Zara, Trousers: Zara, Bag: Reiss, Shoes: H&M)

Photos by Joe Galvin

To me, the trouser co-ord is the modern day power suit, the Karen Brady of the two piece world- and the ultimate nod to twenty first century power dressing- and isn't it amazing how an outfit can effect your mood and (pardon the phrase) 'bring the sass'? Working from home I rarely have the opportunity to embrace suit dressing (if I manage to make it out of my PJS, that's a business day at home)- but putting something on you feel confident in (and a slick of red lipstick, naturally)- can sometimes make you feel like you can take on the world (or, ahem, the Northern Line).

I spotted this set in Zara a couple of weeks ago, and after much deliberation (and little persuasion from Mama P)- it was in one of their navy paper bags, and I was out of the door. Not only was I sold on it's versatility (how cool will these trousers look with a white blouse and neckerchief?), the fact it makes me feel like Cathy McGowan in the '60s- but the fact they ooze a kind of Veronica Corningstone anchorman kick-flare cool had me at hello, plus any added confidence is always a good thing, right? Now just to tackle my emails in this get up!



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48 comments:

  1. Wow this is all kinds of amazing Olivia, this two piece suits you so well! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  2. Love this twosie!! You look amazing! This makes me feel the need to go to Zara asap!

    xo Lauren
    www.earthtostyle.com

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  3. I absolutely love this outfit! Great post xx

    http://the-next-chapter-of-life.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This is such a lovely co-ord! I love how you've paired a red lip and red shoes with it too - I definitely need to get my hands on these heels, can't believe they're just from H&M! :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

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  5. You're looking absolutely wonderful in this combo! I like the way that you've styled it!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  6. Love this two piece, oh Zara! You look so lovely and it really suits your gorge figure <3

    Sarah

    http://www.sarahsatongar.com

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  7. Love that two piece-suit. You've styled it really well.

    Jo | CutandChicVintage

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  8. You look great, and the background fits your outfit perfectly!
    I wouldn't min having a little piece of London in Denmark, where I live. My pictures would certainly benefit from it :)

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  9. Definitely one of my fav outfits of yours with the pop of red (and I'm completely in lust with that Reiss bag!)
    www.karawillow.com

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  10. This look is fabulous!

    Lee - leethrifts.blogspot.com

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  11. You look lovely, I really like this two piece and how you've paired it with the red heels!

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow this suits you so much too! Love how you've styled it with the red shoes and red lip, it goes beautifully with the navy and the simplicity of it all!

    JosieVictoriaa // josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

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  13. It's like it was made for you! Your hair is divine too ❤️
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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  14. Wish I could pull this off, I'd look ridiculous!

    Claudia Harriet

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  15. Wow, I love this look!!
    xoxo
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/donkeycool-4487669/

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  16. This outfit looks so cute on you! I love it paired with the handbag!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  17. Wow! Stunnng two-piece. You look gorg as per usual <3 X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  18. You look amazing! x
    sirensandbells.co.uk

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  19. Beautiful, I love the two-piece! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  20. I went into Zara a few weeks ago and was so tempted by their two pieces! Might have to have another trip to Zara now ;)
    www.fashionetmoi.com

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  21. That co-ord is just such a beaut, looking fabulous as ever Olivia x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. You look amazing in this set!

    www.tusksandtails.com

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  23. You look gorg! I love the pops of red in the nails and shoes!!

    xx Krista
    lovekrista.com

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  24. Love the polka dots. This post reminds me of an old diner!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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  25. Nice outfit!

    nrlan.blogspot.my

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  26. great outfit!
    amazing photos!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  27. Love it! xx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

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  28. This two piece set is so cute, love your shoes with it
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  29. Looking stunning, you beautiful lady. NEED this whole look! xx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  30. This outfit is absolute perfection, I adore how you've styled the two piece! The red compliments this look perfectly.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  31. That two-piece looks amazing and I lovee your shoes!!

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

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  32. I knew this was going to be from Zara! I had something similar from there last year x

    Wonky Lauren

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  33. Such a gorgeous look Liv! Your figure is incredible and that two-piece is so flattering on you. Adore this.

    Beth xox.

    www.bethnorton.co.uk

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  34. Two piece looks great on you! I would look like a hobo in it :(

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  35. Omg, this two piece is life. I need to get it!!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  36. I adore this two piece on you! Such a grand decision to pick it up. Zara is always so classy chic, perfect for your style x

    Bridie | The Same Old Chic

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  37. polka dots and red ALWAYS! love this look

    Rose and Weston x

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  38. Definitely power dressing at it's best! Looking lovely :)

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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  39. Literally obsessed with this two piece! It's absolutely gorgeous <3

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  40. Stay is a wonderful two piece, little short for me to be able to wear to work though! It would look fab with a shirt
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  41. This is so beautiful. I seen it on your Insta and immediately ran over to your blog. I needs it. Gorge!

    Chloe xxx
    www.fashionmakesmepoor.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. You look amazing! I love this two piece x

    eleanorfrances.com

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  43. I adore this! I couldn't carry off those trousers but they look beautiful on you - and the top may find its way into my wardrobe ;)

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  44. You look awesome and I simply can't wait to see how you're going to style these separately. (And fellow-blogger-props for taking pictures in the rain!)

    BOWTIE DIARY

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  45. I don't think I've seen trouser matching sets yet but I love this! They're so versatile and the dotted pattern on this one is so perfect. I'm loving the red shoes paired with this too.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  46. I love buys like this! Not only because it looks amazing as a two piece but also because it will make so many more great outfits!

    Plus, it looks great on you ;)

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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