Wearing Tomato Red & Finding the Perfect tailored Trousers (with confidence boost built in!!)

 Tomato Red is said to be one of the new season colour trends, of which i can totally get on-board with.. i mean it’s red, i love red (no secret there is it?!) So when you walk in to the shops or open the latest magazines and see red everywhere, well i am like a kid in a sweet shop! The thing i love about red is how it can look great on everyone. Blondes, brunette, black or red hair, it is just a wonderfully fun vibrant colour that adds such a fun burst on a grey day. In the depths of winter this will definitely be a great colour to be cheering myself up with. I love how it can appear dressy, work smart or casual.
It’s a great all rounder. I’m glad red is having a moment (my poor bank balance probably isn’t)
The other thing i wanted to mention was these trousers. I had been on the eternal hunt for a pair of smart trousers to give my beloved jeans a rest.
Sometimes a girl just wants a smart, well fitting but comfy trouser. Not a lot to ask for, right? Right.
Well it only took me about 2 years to find them but these bad boys are most definitely the one!
Perfect length (i love the cropped ankle grazer length, perfect for showing off your favourite shoes in all their glory), they have stretch which is very important for my high comfort levels, but also retain their shape well.
    Oh and these are a size UK 6 ladies. Yep thats a confidence boost built right in there.
A dainty teeny tiny size 6.
What the What Gap?
Hey I’m not complaining here, anything that makes me feel slight and skinnier than i actually am is always a bonus, but beware if you buy online,  Gap sizing is extremely generous.
This took 3 attempts in the changing rooms and sending my darling mum back and fourth to fetch new pairs before we settled on the size 6.
They are however totally worth it…
It’s trouser love
Suffice to say, i love this outfit. (is that weird to blow your own trumpet about your own outfit? I’m British we don’t do that, it feels odd)
The new gold clutch is the final stand out piece. They will be for sale very shortly at Yosa, it is the perfect little clutch for the festive season… Christmas doo’s etc. And yes, i did just mention Christmas (113 days people;)

Red Blouse: F&F

Trousers: Gap

Shoes: River Island

 (sold out on line i believe but some great options below)

Clutch: Coming soon to Yosa

Pearl & Coins NecklaceYosa

Trench: Next (old)

 So tell me have you or will you be trying the Tomato Red trend? I’d love to see if you have!
And do you have the perfect pair of trousers? Or are you a jeans girl through and through?
Let me know in the comments, i love to hear your thoughts!

Shop The Look

Great Pointed Loafers I Love



  1. September 2, 2014 / 8:59 am

    Red is definetely your colour!
    The outfit is superb & totally love it …Thank you for the Trouser recommendation..I so understand you as to how difficult it is to find the perfect pair of black trousers. I will definetely go to GAP next time I'm in the UK..

    You looking skinny Lady!

  2. September 2, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    You are so beautiful. This color suits you so well. Very nice outfit!

  3. September 2, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Such a great color combination! I love this style pants and they look wonderful with your loafers.


  4. September 2, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Rachael, I think you know this, but red is one of my favorite colors , and I love the red and black combo you have here. The pants look fab and I really like those shoes you just got.
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  5. September 2, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I love red so I will definitely be trying this version of red. It looks great on you! I also love your shoes!

    Nicole to the Nines

  6. September 2, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Those trousers look amazing on you! I do love Gap trousers – I have a few pairs and they're so flattering. Love the tomato red too. Another fab look, Rachel. Lynne x

  7. September 2, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    I love this outfit, you look so chic!

    Maria xxx

  8. September 2, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    This outfit is very you! I have an outfit coming soon to le blog which is definitely very Rachel! Can't wait to show it you. Yep, I love red too…I also hear different shades of blue are making their way too! Bring it all on, all the colour xx

  9. September 2, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    hi Rachel!
    Red is hot, I have noticed. I have several but when I find another one I think 'YES'. Love the shoes love the shoes, just do. Love your photos, they are the best ever in all of blogland! I need a little sequin purse don't you think? Yes again. ♥

    • September 2, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Just over at your Yosa sight and saw that the clutches aren't available yet. So will you let me know when they will be. I need, I need! ♥

  10. September 2, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    So pleased red is in this season. You look great in bold colours. Lovely blouse and gorgeous clutch!

  11. September 2, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    I have always been a cheery red gal but maybe with this new hair colour I will try. Love the pants and the necklace, stop tempting me with all of these…

  12. September 3, 2014 / 12:42 am

    Oh lovey, this outfit is stunning. Plus that gorgeous red is perfection on you. You're looking absolutely radiant!! And pants that make a gal feel taller, thinner?! Sign me up!! xo

  13. September 3, 2014 / 10:48 am

    You had me at confidence boost! I love red too and I'm excited it is back. I took a break from it for a REALLY long time and I'm ready for it reign!

    Love your look. Everything about it is fantastic!
    Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

  14. September 3, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Love this look on you.

    Celebrating my blog's 2nd Anniversary.


  15. September 3, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Funny thing, when I'm trying on a pair of pants/jeans in several sizes, I don't look to see which size I have on in the dressing room. That silly little number really doesn't mean anything, so I want to focus on the fit and not get distracted by said number(s). I admit it is pretty sweet when I do check the tag and find a smaller number. :o)


  16. September 12, 2014 / 8:10 am

    You know I'm a red girl too 😉

    Love these trousers on you – I have literally been looking for years for the perfect pair too, only I want a high waist and side zip with no pockets. Sigh. A few have come close, but no cigar as they say.

    P x

  17. September 19, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Your shirt is a gorgeous shade of red & I love those loafers too! I need some smart trousers & these gap ones look great on you Rachel! Ax

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