When I was looking through Pinterest yesterday (follow ours here) I have been pinning a lot of wide trousers looks or kick flare trousers to just detract from the daily Denim, which can suffocate my creative juices from time to time. It occurred to me that this look was familiar to me and then it hit me, I wore this exact look head to toe back in 1998. There I was only 17 years old, a mere whipper snapper, and I had just spent my entire weeks wages on a French Connection Denim Jacket from the local designer boutique, which was such a great fitting jacket back in the day. So there I was with my Jigsaw Black Wide Leg trousers, White tee and Nike Cortez. Im not so into Nike Cortez this time around, as I feel that they look cheap. I think its the sole that lets it down. So instead I have replaced these with my trusty Stan Smiths. This is one of the most comfortable, yet still feels smart enough to wear for the office or even doing the school run. The trousers mentioned here are from my recent Capsule Wardrobe series (click here for Inspo) I picked them up from Mango. They are a dead ringer for my old Jigsaw ones, those babies would of kept going had I not had actual babies and went up 3 dress sizes… moo!! Any who there is no good pinning over lost figures and make the most of the NEW figure you may of gained after doing your fair share in helping to populate the planet!
The outfit I’m wearing is a Denim Jacket I bought well over 3 years ago from HM. Its a classic,fitted style, with a White double pocket shirt from Zara, Stan smith trainers and the star of the show-Mango Kick Flare Suit trousers. I featured this recently in my How to Shop for a Capsule Wardrobe video and they are the longest trousers EVER!! so if your not 5’11 then you better know a good seamstress. Once you have overcome that hurdle the trousers just hug in all the right places and because it a concealed fastening at the front it really streamlines any hint of a food baby or in my case still hoofing around the old baby weight!!
Have a butchers below at some of my other picks to achieve this look.