I realised the other day I haven’t wore a pair of jeans since May or at least early June. Isn’t that crazy? Something that would usually feature in my everyday style has been kept on the rail for a few months. It’s partly due to the great the summer we’ve had and it being too warm to wear any tight or thick materials but I’ve also kind of had enough of the way jean shopping makes me feel. From one store to another you can easily pass through 4 or 5 different sizes depending on the brand and fit and let’s just say, I’m over it.
Anyway you might wonder how that’s relevant to this outfit and I shall now explain. I picked up these trousers after struggling to find my size a while ago when they landed in Topshop. They are my favourite shape/fit which is high waist ‘peg’ or sometimes referred to as ‘tapered’. If you have an hourglass figure, these are the ones for you. They come in at the waist and out at the hips and I can’t get enough of them.
I usually buy this style for work and in time I probably will wear these to the office but given my recent predicament with jeans, I wanted to wear this pair on the weekends or for my trip to Paris before I move them to the workwear section of my wardrobe. Once I’ve worn something for work I’m afraid it’s difficult to put that piece on any other time as I’ve created an association with ‘work’ and naturally on the weekend or in my free time, I don’t really want to be thinking about work or wearing something I’d usually save for the office. Maybe it’s about mindset but that’s just the way I like to separate business and leisure and it’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
The trousers are a crepe material which is beautifully lightweight and ideal for the current weather conditions. It has still been warm but some days it’s pretty wet and wild and these are perfect for those days when it might be a bit unpredictable. The grey check design is smart and easy to style.
With a crisp white tee (also new in from Topshop) and a classic red bag, this is a really chic look for day to day wear. You can easily dress it up with a different shoe, I’ve gone for trainers for comfort but heels would also work well.