WIW: Blackwatch & Leather

I'm soooooooooo glad I bought a second pair of these trousers in order to achieve the right fit - I LOVE THEM!

I've paired my blackwatch tartan trousers with a simple black crew neck knit tank with a semi tuck so that the leather yoke trim on the pants is visible. I then topped that with my black leather blazer. Unfortunately I still have to go with completely sensible shoes as my sprained ankle is still giving me some issues. As a result I went with my trusty Clarks shooties. I chose my black leather handbag (is that too much black leather?) and of course, finished off the outfit with a swipe of red lipstick. 

I forgot to take an outerwear pic but will be wearing my new cashmere-blend Anne Klein cranberry coat with faux Burberry scarf when I head out the door.

I gotta say that I feel rather fab in this outfit despite the boring footwear (would have preferred my heeled patent booties). These trousers are going to be absolute favourites of mine this season and I always feel good when wearing this leather blazer. What do you think of the outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer & handbag: Danier Leather
Tank: Jessica (Sears brand)
Trousers: Lord & Taylor 424
Shooties: Clarks

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36 Comments

  • Claudia replied 5 years ago

    LOVE. You look great!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Looks great, Shannon!

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    Polished and perfect! You look fab! The cranberry coat sounds yummy.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    More then fab!!! Happy for your perfect fit of the  second tartan pants. Love the streamlined and subdued (but strong!) color column!!!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I think you look great! I love the lift in the shoulders and am happy every time I see that bag!

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    Looks great.

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    OMG Shannon!!  I love this!!!  Subtle but interesting, elegant, polished but cool and edgy all at the same time!!  How did you mange that!!  Plus I have a major love of blackwatch and you rock it!!

  • E replied 5 years ago

    Oh I love it! Definitely not too much black leather imo! All of the black lets the trousers shine, and you balance black so beautifully.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thank you so much :)

    Gryffin - these trousers are my first blackwatch tartan item ever and I can already tell I want more!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Well, I am also so glad you returned for those trousers because they make me happy, too! A great fit is worth gold and now you have experienced it, there's no going back. Yay for Danier, too. 

  • Emily replied 5 years ago

    The colours, patterns and textures look refined and luxurious, and your signature lippie is the perfect touch.  

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yummy! I love this dark, low-contrast look on you Shannon. And because of you I'm seeing black watch plaid everywhere I go! I used to have a pleated midi skirt in that pattern and it's an all-time fave of mine. Your gorgeous purse and jacket put the perfect finishing touches on your outfit. YLF!

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    You look beautiful Shannon - loving the deep colors and richness of this.

  • LACeleste replied 5 years ago

    The plaid and the leather are so wonderful!  You are rocking that red lip Shannon!

  • pastrygirl replied 5 years ago

    You look great!

  • Alexandra replied 5 years ago

    You look great! I can see why you feel fab in this.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    This is so perfect for you, Shannon!  It has pattern and glorious texture in a streamlined, modern silhouette. 

    Referencing your earlier post, which I haven't had time to comment on yet, perhaps your "retro" side is still showing in your magpie gene, and in you choices in color and pattern,  just in a modern silhouette and fit?

    The Clarks are a good supporting act.  Glad you still have them to wear!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    This is so perfect for you, Shannon!  It has pattern and glorious texture in a streamlined, modern silhouette. 

    Referencing your earlier post, which I haven't had time to comment on yet, perhaps your "retro" side is still showing in your magpie gene, and in you choices in color and pattern,  just in a modern silhouette and fit?

    The Clarks are a good supporting act.  Glad you still have them to wear!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I love this!  The low contrast darks look so rich.  It's not too much black but it lets the tartan be the star. 

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    I love this from head to toe. 

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    Good grief!  This is Shannontacular from head to toe!

  • Greyscale replied 5 years ago

    Excellent! I love black watch, and your leather jacket and bag really take it up a notch.

  • Debra replied 5 years ago

    Just fabulous :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Suz - your comment "A great fit is worth gold and now you have experienced it, there's no going back" is like my new gospel. Seriously. I now totally get what PPP really means and how worth it it is. I will confess that I sometimes wondered at forum members trying things over and over again and I'm thinking "that's good enough why don't you just go with that". I now GET IT and realize not only how important proper fit is in terms of making an item flattering but how much more it makes me want to wear the item because it feels so good on.

    Emily - it's funny how the red lip has become my signature.

    Beth Ann - well aren't you the clever lass! Retro but in modern silhouette and fit? Gotta think about that...

    Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. I have felt great in this all day and will be repeating this outfit often. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Too fab - those pants are perfect :)

  • shemarie replied 5 years ago

    Love it.  Blackwatch + black leather = total awesomeness. And your smile says it all.  Yea for you!!   

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    11 out of 10. Gorgeous. 

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    Of course, I love your look - it is truly fab! You may remember how much I like black watch. Anyway, I posted these pics on my WIW, but in case you might not have seen them, here they are - more black watch and red. I love the first, but the second has a little too much going on for me. They might have inspired me, though.

  • Jules replied 5 years ago

    So fab, I only wish I looked this good in black!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    One of my favorites! Fantastic!

  • replied 5 years ago

    You really are too cool!

  • peacechick replied 5 years ago

    You look amazing! Those blackwatch trousers are such a good buy for you! Just the perfect blend of rocker chic with all that slick leather.

  • Lantana replied 5 years ago

    Gulp! Could this be my favourite Shannon outfit ever?
    Blackwatch and black leather, whoo hoo!
    You look fantabulous.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, Im not sure there can ever be too much black leather :) I really like this outfit. The fit of these pieces is fab and it's such a well put together look. Totally fab!

  • In My Joi replied 5 years ago

    YLF!! I love the tartan and leather contrast :)

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