Today I'm doing a trousers and jeans post. Why ? Because after 5 or more years knowing where I was I'm trying to come out of my jeans comfort zone. My old skinnies do have a purpose in my life but I need to move on and embrace the styling that the internet experts and Instagram tell me to wear.
This is not my wardrobe. This is actaully the sale area in Zara, Oxford Street. A mess yes, the shop was crowded, but these sale jeans are straight and distressed. Not that we hear that distressed and straight are going anywhere soon but I did wonder why these were on sale and skinnies were not on the sale rail. That led me to take a look at Zara jeans online and there I have noticed that the majority of jeans that I saw on their website are in fact very skinny ankle grazer type jeans only peppered with the odd straight and mom jean. Yes, there still is a dominance of the skinny, or jegging. The elastine streamlining still seems to make commercial sense to the shops, so we must still be buying them, despite what the journalists tell us.
However, we do hear from the experts that the traditional thick, hard, farmer denim is making a return. See here, I'm dabbling with what M&S call mom jeans trying to embrace this rigid fabric anti-fit. I found this outfit such a thowback that I really felt uncomfortable. The denim is tough, unflowing and unfeminine. I look forward to seeing how IG superfashionistas style these in the spring.
Recently I have been buying a few 'new' jeans from M&S and thought I'd share the fits with you. Now I hear you. These pics should be left on the cutting room floor but I wanted to show you whilst they are in stock. As I outfit them I will swap out the pics and this will then be a real blog. You'll have to revisit. First up the mom jeans again. Although labelled Mom I am told by ladies in the know from the US that mom are actually higher waisted.
These are too high wasited for a front tuck so I think an all in tuck is how we will be wearing them, or with short tops like below. For this outfit I tried the mom jeans with pointed sock boots, rolled up the legs further and, as I mentioned, tried a short jumper. I felt more comfortable in this look then the first. It feels more feminine to me and at my age I think I need to be feminine rather than grunge with these jeans.( I'm so looking forward to daylight pic taking and hair that behaves)
which has a fit that I am at home with and a familiar touch of elastane
slightly distressed ankle grazers with turn up, and a bit of elastane
but loose at the back.
So I ordered a petite, pictured below. Great from the front
but flipping awful on me behind.
These are also being returned. I am dropping this style on me and will await something more slim fit.
If in doubt ask opinions from family or better still ask them to take a photo of the rear of the jean. There's my tip of the day.
Now onto trousers for work for a petite.
This purchase was a bit of a fluke.
I was intending that these trousers would be cropped but given my height they have turned out to be perfect just below ankle length trousers for work. They are very heavy and thick. Very winter weight but if you are petite you may wish to consider buying these for next winter whilst they are available. They do go out of stock and in again in quite fast rotation and who's to say when they won't be in stock for good.