Check me out! June with the Style not Age collective.

Welcome to our June challenge!

Hello! Can you believe that it's the end of June already? This month it was my turn to choose the theme and I came up with Check me out! I was keen to bring this summer trouser suit out again and threw down the gauntlet to the style crew to see what they came up with.  So let's catch up on my friends to see what they made of the checkered challenge.

Emma from Style Splash has created her own black and white trousersuit by pairing a jacket from M&S and trousers from Zara and doesn't it look fab? I adore the spotty handbag too - what a great style feature!

Another take on the checkered trouser suit from Gail of Is This Mutton? This is pink perfection don't you think? And wowee, I do love those metallic boots!

Jacqui has added a lightweight checked shirt over her summer dress to great effect. Blue and white are a lovely fresh mix. See more of this on her blog Mummabstylish.

This funky young look is brilliant on Hilda. I love the checked trousers paired with these cool trainers. See the full story on Over The Hilda

April last year was when I first showcased this Primark trouser suit (see here). I've opted for a total black and white palette this time. The black tee shirt was a sale item from Topshop last spring. Monochrome isn't normally my thing, but sometimes I like to go for a classic look.

The silver rings are pre-loved.

My shoes are by Nine West - a fabulous find in TK Maxx last year.

The mirror sunglasses with white and black frames are by Quay Australia. They're probably my most featured sunnies of all time, but I shan't apologise for that as I love them! The retro necklace was yet another charity shop scoop (£2.50).

And that rounds up this month's challenge. I do hope that we might have given you some new style ideas to inspire you. I'm off to raid my closet to see if I can recreate one or two of these looks...

Thanks again for joining us and I'll be back on Friday with my latest dressing up ensemble.

See you next time!

Anna x


  1. Killing it with that dapper trouser suit and the fab accessories Anna. Love those check-edged sunglasses. I found this quite a tough challenge - realised I had nothing with checks - but it was fun.

  2. I got there in the end! Took me ages to find my outfit. Love this trousers suit, it looks wonderful on you and will pair with so much. Jacqui x

  3. Anna, you look absolutely fantastic! What a great suit! And considering you're not normally a monochrome person, it suits you!
    SUzy xx

  4. Great suit Anna, and I love your shoes too! Lise

  5. You look fantastic Anna; the monochrome suits you .... you rocked it ! X

  6. That's a fabulous suit Anna! I love your accessories...those shose are really unusual. Great charity shop find with the necklace!

    Emma xxx

  7. You look fabulous in your suit, elegant and cool, love the drapey shape of your trousers and the fab accessories that make a difference!. You Rock!
    Love to see all these fab ladies in their outfits!

  8. I do not know how I missed this suit in Penneys. I love it and all your accessories, particularly those shoes.......

  9. Love your black and white outfit a lot Anna, those shoes are truly great find

  10. I love your stylish take on this suit, Anna! I adore a black and white print mixed with more black and white. Those shoes are fabulous - just send them over (I hope they are a size 40 Eur).


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