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It is quite a rarity that you will find me in a pair of trousers. I do not own a single pair of jeans, and so very rarely wear trousers. It feel quite peculiar when I do in fact don a pair. I have been searching high and low for a pair of chinos/tapered trousers for a while now. I find trouser shopping frustrating. I am quite petite, with short, stumpy legs and a lot of trousers are just so ill-fitting and unflattering on me. This is maybe why I steer clear of this particular apparel so often. 

However, New Look came up trumps with this pair of chinos. It is they who describe them as ‘chinos’, I am more partial to ‘tapered trousers’. Either way, they are PERFECT. A lovely rusty-orange colour, some neat little turn ups at the ankle and a plaited brown belt to boot. I am wearing a simple cream vest top from H&M, and my chunky cable knit cardigan is also from New Look. 

Obviously, once the tapered trousers had been purchased, it was only apt to obtain some loafers. These are from River Island and encompass everything I was after in a loafer; rich brown leather and pleated detailing. They are also really comfy which is always an added bonus! I am one who always seemed to unintentionally embrace colour in my outfits, but I quite enjoy this muted down ensemble.

Loving or loathing loafers??

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  1. 14th February 2011 / 8:47 pm

    You look so soft and pretty Milly<3, i'm the same with jeans, I hate them!xx

  2. 14th February 2011 / 8:47 pm

    Those pants look amazing on you!

    Love the outfit!

  3. 14th February 2011 / 8:48 pm

    those trousers are perfect! might have to invest xxx

  4. 14th February 2011 / 8:49 pm

    arr love everythink you got on! totaly suits you as you have that gawjus red hair! xxx

  5. 14th February 2011 / 8:50 pm

    Am I right in thinking they also do these in a more neutral camel colour? A work colleague came in wearing the PERFECT pair of chinos and said they were from New Look. I think they might be the same ones? If so.. I want them so badly! You look fab in the neutral shades and the loafers are so cute xx

  6. 14th February 2011 / 8:50 pm

    Absolutely love this outfit Milly, the muted colour palette is so sweet. I've been after a pair of tapered trousers for what seems like a lifetime, but even the Petite ranges on the high street are too long for miniature me apparently ): Gorgeous headscarf as well sweet! xxx

  7. 14th February 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Beautiful πŸ™‚ totally get what you mean with the whole trousers/jeans thing! These ones look awesome though! πŸ™‚

  8. 14th February 2011 / 8:55 pm

    Everytime you post something new, i cannot stop but look at your beautiful complexion! What foundation are you using? You should do makeup FOTD πŸ˜›

  9. 14th February 2011 / 8:57 pm

    I love the colour of those trousers! I saw some similar ones in Topshop, so I'm tempted to go and get them πŸ™‚ The colour is a great change from the norm and they look great teamed with the rest of your outfit. Great post as always! πŸ™‚ x

    Catherine x


  10. 14th February 2011 / 8:57 pm

    My my Milly you look absolutely stunning as always! Such a perfect outfit! Very inspirational πŸ™‚

    I would do pretty much anything to have the amazing figure you do! Uber jealous!

    I also do not own a pair of jean! Leggings all the way but i do love the chinos! I may have to have a try of a pair!

    The loafers are adorable but not for me im afraid as i have massive feet & they would look so wrong πŸ™ brogues are the same unfortunately! As much as i would love to rock a pair!

    New look is definitely coming up trumps lately, there lots of goodies that im loving in there!

    Gorgeous post lovely <3


  11. 14th February 2011 / 9:00 pm

    Ahhhh i lovee these trousers! I blogged about them the other day and fell in love πŸ™ shame they'd look stupid on me though! You're wearing my perfect s/s outfit and look bloody amazing doing it <3 xo

  12. 14th February 2011 / 9:05 pm

    you have such a nice figure! I love the hair bow, and the chinos. well, everything! very pretty xx

  13. 14th February 2011 / 9:06 pm

    absoloutely love your hair colour πŸ™‚ xx

  14. 14th February 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Gorgeous! I absolutely live in my jeans, I'm so rubbish when it comes to clothes-no confidence whatsoever πŸ™

  15. 14th February 2011 / 9:17 pm

    thank you a lot for all the comments you leave. I get a bit overwhelmed.
    @ellysmakeupbag – i use and swear by Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Tawny. It does leave a flawless finish on my skin.

    @misslucyloves – yes i should have mentioned this, they do do the chinos in a stone colour and also black!

    @daintydollymix – thank you for your lovely comment sweetie – pleased to hear you are also loving NL at the mo.

    @victoria india – yes i saw your post on the day i took these photos. was spooky, and loved the items you paired the trousers with. gave me much inspiration! x

  16. 14th February 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Oh you look gorgeous sweetie πŸ™‚ xx

  17. 14th February 2011 / 10:03 pm

    I LOVE loafers! these ones are gorgeous. Also, love the trousers. I tried to get some like these in the Topshop sale but didn't have my size BOO xo.

  18. 14th February 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the colour of them, are they 3/4 length or full length?
    And those loafers, perfect for spring.


  19. 14th February 2011 / 10:14 pm

    I'm personally not a loathers fan, but I'm loving this outfit! Like I said, as a NL worker it's great to see how people put our stuff together. Love it :).


  20. 14th February 2011 / 10:32 pm

    I love the rusty colour of those chinos! I'm on the lookout for a peachy coloured pair but these may be alright πŸ™‚ Theres another pair of brown loafers in Riverisland that i've fallen in love with! πŸ™‚ xx

  21. 14th February 2011 / 10:43 pm

    Love the outfit,
    your just simply stunning!
    I know what you mean,
    I have stupidly short legs and trousers never look good >.<

  22. 14th February 2011 / 10:46 pm

    I don't know how i'll stop myself from buying a pair of these now!
    JUST what I was looking for, thanks a lot πŸ˜€ xxx

  23. 14th February 2011 / 11:16 pm

    This is such a pretty outfit, looks really spring like πŸ™‚ Makes me smile!! Loving the colour of the trousers, I'm loving Newlook at the moment. They have some amazing items. I have some in grey & cream from Primark, they're slightly baggy-er, but I love them. I'm like you though, I hardly wear trousers. tights & skirts, or leggings I seem to live in at the moment.
    Gorgeous hunny <3

  24. 14th February 2011 / 11:47 pm

    Gorguz look milly & deffo a big love for loafers! They look uber comfy and soo cute πŸ˜‰ Oh hun, will you pretty please do a tutorial on how to achieve your lovely hair look?? πŸ™‚

    Love Aysh xoxo

  25. 14th February 2011 / 11:47 pm

    I really need a pair of tapered trousers, I've had a search around New Look but haven't got round to trying any on yet!

  26. 15th February 2011 / 12:17 am

    What color is your hair..I LOVE it!

  27. 15th February 2011 / 1:23 am

    I tweeted this outfit I love it so much! The chinos are a perfect colour and the loafers are just the cherry on top of a delicious cake!

    You look so gorgeous.

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

  28. 15th February 2011 / 1:38 am

    What a simple, cute outfit! I happen to love loafers. And, can I just say, YOUR ARMS ARE AMAZING. They're so toned and thin! Jealous.

  29. 15th February 2011 / 2:42 am

    You always look amazing!
    This is such a cute outfit, i love it xox

  30. 15th February 2011 / 9:48 am

    Say loving or loathing loafers 3 times fast πŸ˜‰

    I think you look gorgeous miss. The trousers are a win for me, just not on me as like you I find it near enough impossible to trouser shop. You must have more patience that me! xx

  31. 15th February 2011 / 10:52 am

    I absolutely adore those loafers, I received them last month for my birthday and there my favourite shoes, comfy comfy and tan!
    Lovely little trousers there!x

  32. 15th February 2011 / 11:49 am

    I'm the same and want to invest in some trousers but i am quite short and feel that they shorten my body and make me look frumpy. Although these trousers look fitting enough not to do so, so i might check these out at my local new look. Thanks for sharing! x

  33. 15th February 2011 / 12:17 pm

    absolutely adore this outfit

  34. 15th February 2011 / 12:58 pm

    Simple, yet so chic loving this toned down outfit! :o) xx

  35. 15th February 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I never would have guessed from you pictures that you were petite. You look really tall and slim. I, too, have trouble finding good trousers because of the length.

    Re loafers: I think they can look quite cute on some girls, but personally I'm not a fan of them. I prefer brogues.

    I love your cable cardigan!

  36. 15th February 2011 / 6:11 pm

    love the outfit!


  37. 15th February 2011 / 10:15 pm

    love the outfit! where is your cable cardi from?! <3

  38. 16th February 2011 / 12:21 pm

    @kelly – they are full length, end perfectly just at the ankles.

    @grace – thank you, i saw your tweet, was really lovely of you.

    @Aimee – ha thank you lovely. i think hockey is to thank for my arms! πŸ™‚
    @abby – haha i just did that…and yes, quite a tongue twister!

    @joey – thank you for your comment! aw really. must be a clever illusional. I am only 5foot 2 or something and have short legs!

    @Becca – the cardi is from New Look


  39. 16th February 2011 / 4:00 pm

    One word…………………



  40. 16th February 2011 / 7:57 pm

    You've got a gorgeous figure missy. I'd love to pull off those trousers like you can! xx

  41. 16th February 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Love those loafers soo much, you look fab!xx

  42. 17th February 2011 / 1:53 am

    this is definitely one of the most amazing outfits iΒ΄ve seen online recently! ItΒ΄s so cute but yet kinda snazzy, which is the kinda look iΒ΄m always trying to go for! clap clap clap, really…awesome!

  43. 17th February 2011 / 11:27 am

    I am also loving the muted tones in this outfit! You look tres chic! <3 xxx

  44. 20th February 2011 / 11:45 am

    I've got two pair of those trousers, love them!!

    Sadie xx

  45. 4th May 2012 / 6:32 pm

    You are so gorgeous!