Apricot Trousers

Yesterday I received a text from a friend. She likes a pair of apricot trousers by Asquith, but wants to know if she’d be better off getting them in white. Here’s my response:

Apricot is one of those colors which can be problematic, because a) it can be difficult to find colors to go with it, and b) it’s very easy to fall into the trap of clichéd pastel and floral hell (hello 1980′s!). However, I don’t think it’s a color which needs to be avoided. Especially not if you’re a young statuesque blonde.

In my opinion, the secret to wearing apricot is to combine it with unexpected colors. Keep it streamlined, and pair it with modern prints rather than old-fashioned florals.

This Polyvore set is designed with a specific person in mind, so my choices reflect that.  The trousers she asked about are not available through Polyvore (I’ve used them for the featured photo above), but I found the matching top from Asquith and used that to color-match another pair of trousers.

Please note that, other than the trousers and matching top, EVERYTHING HERE IS UNDER $50 (£30).  This person lives in London, so I’ve also tried to use UK or EU based vendors where possible.  If you click on the set below, it will take you to Polyvore, where you can click on any item to purchase it.  The prices are also listed below, if you prefer.

Ideas for Apricot Trousers

Mary Portas long sleeve shirt
$38 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Loose fitting yoga top
$70 - glam-net.com

Lipsy flower print shirt
$43 - lipsy.co.uk

Izabel London printed top
$40 - fusefashion.com

Club L peplum top
$35 - nelly.com

Jane Norman neon tank top
$28 - janenorman.co.uk

Mint velvet
$105 - houseoffraser.co.uk

$46 - warehouse.co.uk

High heel platform sandals
$32 - styletread.com.au

Ballet shoes

Zara pumps

Blink fuschia flat
$45 - pret-a-beaute.com

Dorothy Perkins high-heel shoes
$49 - dorothyperkins.com

River island
$43 - asos.com

French connection


Dune evening handbag
$48 - johnlewis.com


Shopping tote bag
$31 - lamodauk.com

New Look satchel bag
$31 - asos.com

Betsey johnson

Dorothy perkin
$39 - dorothyperkins.com

Tinley Road cocktail ring


Leaf necklace
$25 - oliverbonas.com

Pull Bear leather bracelet
$15 - pullandbear.com

Dorothy perkin
$6.57 - dorothyperkins.com

Half frame sunglasses

Oasis round sunglasses
$25 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Apricot Chandeliers

ALDO Melaniya

Persille earring pastel
$17 - hipvoordeheb.nl


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  1. I utterly LOVE these combinations! All I could think of was white and navy, dull dull dull. I love how the apricot and browns work together to really make the turquoise pop. Pay day next week… watch this space. ..! Thank you so much for the advice xxx

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