Style Fact: Trousers are becoming slouchier, more relaxed. Picture WW1 land girls, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacal, a masculine look with a feminine edge, fabrics are fluid but tailored. They are seeping into fashion consciousness and will stage a takeover by AW14...
A shock for all the skinny trouser and jeans devotees, me being one of them. However, seeing the silhouettes more and more on the catwalks I am coming round to the idea (again). Think 90s, slouchy on the hips with a straight leg, wear with trainers if you are part of the cool crowd or for a more sophisticated and flattering look team with a pair of heels (heeled ankle boots for now, pointed heeled shoes in summer)
Trousers in 2014 should be worn long, many designers had their trousers pooling the floor but in practical terms floor skimming length is perfect. Here is the catwalk inspiration and those cool fashionistas already rocking the look:
|Marc by Marc Jacobs SS14|
|BCBG Max Azia SS2014|
|Stella McCartney SS14|
|Maison Martin Margiela SS14|
|Lisa Perry Pre-fall Collection AW14|
|These are slightly bootcut, look so fabulous with the cut away top.|
|This look is solely for the brave and those without little ones..stunning but maybe not the most practical?!|
|Cool, laid back, classy a black shirt and trousers looks amazing every time.|
|The wide leg looks perfection with the tailored coat.|
|Worn as a suit, this trend is just perfect for sleek, elegant workwear.|
|Adore this look with white trainers, so cool...|
These trousers are easy to wear and super chic, in order to create sleaker silhouette wear a pair of trousers that slightly more tailored, have a high waist and have a narrower (not hugely voluminous) leg and wear with heels.
I would wear these trousers with a little cashmere or fine knit jumper, a statement necklace and heels and then throw a huge warm jacket over the top and stick on your sunglasses voila...a rocking cool look! The look in the future will be with slouchy silky blouses, oversize jumpers etc but for now I think keeping the top slightly more close fitting is the most flattering way.
Now for the best on the high street:
|Stella MacCartney at Net a Porter £330|
In my dreams I would have these trousers....they are so beautiful, the perfect 'slouch', width, tailoring, I could go on...! If you are looking for an investment pair both Matches Uk and Net A Porter have a few beautiful pairs in the sale..
|Mango Palazzo Pants £39.99|
|Mango trousers (as above)|
These Mango trousers are fab, please ignore the photo above I would NOT recommend wearing with open toed sandals wear them with a gorgeous pair of black pointed boots it would look so much more stylish!
|New Look Black Crepe Wide Leg Trouser £19.99|
I have not seen this 'in the flesh' but they look a good shape and not too wide, also pretty reasonable, I will check them out when I am next out shopping.
|ASOS Trousers in Wide Leg with Side Buckles £22|
I really like the high waist of this style it will make legs look so long and the waist very neat.
|ASOS Wide Legged Trouser £38|
These would have to be worn skimming the floor with heels, they are cotton so would need some height.
So there is my round up of the slouchy trouser, there will be many more paler colours released as we near summer but as there is possible snow around the corner for us all in the UK and US, I thought I would stick with black for now. Are you going to join me by dipping your toe in the water of the slouchy trouser or are you sticking to your skinnies? x
For running around after the kids, playdates, shopping, clubs and the general day to day things. Sorry for the fuzzy photo, my 3 year old photographer was having an off day!
Trainers: John Lewis
|Trench Coat: Topshop|
I would love to hear your thoughts on the return of the slouchy trouser, is it your kind of thing? Will you be trying it out in Spring Summer?
Next time my new favourite Spring coat and how to style it....
Thanks so much for reading xxxx