Strut your stuff

Like most people without infinite budgets, my clothes have to work hard for me… I have a uniform as it were of go-to items that I wear on rotation… jeans, boots and, at the moment as many layers as under a big jumper that I can manage, whilst still being able to move, just.

I love jeans. I wear them most days. But I need a little variety in trouser department. That doesn’t sounds quite right, but moving on…

Some reports (within my day job) report that the Athleisure trend has reached its peak (bearing in mind I work a year ahead). Perhaps within the underwear and lingerie world, but in outer wear – its still very firmly in place and it sees no signs of moving on… what is very evident is how different clothing ‘areas’ are borrowing from each other – we’ve seen Pyjama dressing… we’ve seen how gym-wear has become just ‘day-wear’… ready to wear has been borrowing from sportswear for many seasons… all in the search for the new…

I love the thought of going to the gym, but I’m not entirely sure when I’m going to fit that in. I’ve ummed and ahhed about the side-stripe trouser for a season or two. So will a sporty go-faster stripe make me feel better/healthier…? No, probably not, but if it means I can wear a comfy pair of trousers with trainers at home, and a heeled boot for meetings…. I’m in!

So whilst the selection below isn’t gym-wear, and vertiginous heels may be required – it won’t necessarily make us go faster… but perhaps that’s the point, slow down. Woah.

From & Other Stories £59, I love these worn with the block heel.

& Other Stories racer stripes £59

If we’re going to get obsessive about the stripe, and I think we might, then this is a slightly bolder stripe, how about these navy ones from Reserved £39.99. There is a fine red stripe with the white one. I love this shirt too, stay tuned for it’s counter part.

Reserved wide leg trouser £39.99

These red Me+Em ones, (£169), they are an investment piece, but these ooze a certain something, and with the split ankle detail to fall ‘just so’ over trainers…

Me+Em side stripe man pant £169

From Baukjen these have a blue stripe… love. Are they slightly less shouty than a white stripe? £79.

Baukjen Millie Contrast Pant £79

Gap have these wide leg trousers in… £49.95. Super easy.

Gap Sporty wide-leg twill pants £45.95

So whilst a striped go-faster stripe might not be for everyone… staying with the jogger theme, but slightly smarter, these are from Miss Selfridge… its the turn-up element doing it for me… black jersey joggers £28.

Miss Selfridge black jersey joggers £28

Smarter still, these cropped, high waisted trousers from & Other Stories £69 look super wearable… love them worn with the sock boot or slim fitting boot.

& Other Stories high waisted trouser £69

From M&S Autograph Supima Cotton rich trousers, £45 have a luxurious sheen to them.

M&S Autograph Supima cotton split hem £45

M&S Autograph Supima cotton split hem £45

In loving all/most things khaki given half a chance, it was these trousers, styled with the breton top that first caught my eye… still M&S, £45

M&S Autograph Supima cotton split hem £45

OK – these are a delight that I wasn’t expecting to include, but they are just, gorgeous. Again the split ankle detail, meaning they are cut longer, lengthen legs but don’t cramp anyone’s shoe style. These are a fashion singular trouser that one would/I would keep for years and years… wear a season, miss a season, wear loads, put away again. & Other Stories £79.

& Other Stories panelled trousers £79

Having gone all tight fitting, back to something a little looser, these remind me of some I had donkey’s years ago and cheese cloth type of material, I think from Dorothy Perkins… Miss Selfridge £30. And white shoes, hello there.

Miss Selfridge wide leg trousers £30

Ending with a whoop whoop, I LOVE these… not sure if I had them how much I would wear them, but I LOVE the thought of them… worn so effortlessly here with white shirt and white trainers… both of which I can do… so, perhaps?? Reserved £39.99

Reserved striped trouser £39.99


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