But not as we know it.
I honestly think that at the moment, pretty much any type of trouser goes. I know I've mentioned this before but, bar a pedal pusher (still scarred by the red ones my mum *made me* instead of buying the ones I wanted from Chelsea Girl. I looked like I was auditioning for a part in a Grimm Fairy Tale. All I was missing were braces and a jaunty pair of shoes. Definitely more knickerbocker than pedal pusher. It's no wonder I've never been drawn by the lure of a sewing machine). Skinny, wide leg, full length, cropped, tapered, cuffed, sport luxe style.
So how do you find a style that suits you? Firstly, I think it's down to taste. As far as I'm not concerned, it's not rocket science - it's what floats your boat. If there is a look you like, then go forth and try them.
Ok so it does also depend on what suits you. For example, I love skinnies in the Winter with a huge jumper over the top but as much as I know I hide it well, there is gymwork that needs to be done before I am super comfortable with them in the Summer with a more fitted top. If I am going to look at a skinny pair, they need to be high waisted - that is a total deal breaker. And I need to wear something looseish over the top. At the very least it cant be clingy in any way shape or form.
And all of that is hardwork. So last year and this year I have been drawn to looser styles. Loose (definition of this to be explored), wide (this is also subject to taste and availability) and cropped. The latter is a cert. I have teflon ankles. Even on colder days, my ankles are hard as nails and can withstand any wind chill factor. It was part of my jedi training. In all seriousness I think I'm so tall that they're deemed an extremity and are just used to being cold the majority of the time.
To me, they are the easiest way this season to inject S/S16 trend into your wardrobe (I have tried to make that sound as "un-upmyownbehind" as I can although I do appreciate I haven't succeeded). They create a very modern silhouette whilst being ridiculously comfortable and fit perfectly with, I can pretty much guarantee, most of the tops you already have in your wardrobe.
Jacket wise - I know this is something I've been asked about a lot. I like a voluminous coat with it. In my head I think it's very Scandi (I appreciate this is only in my head... but at least a coat keeps you warm). I've also worn with a longline slim fit blazer and plan to wear often when it gets warmer. Ditto a fitted biker style jacket.
They're also perfect to wear in the evening with heels. A really versatile shape that I have completely bought into.
Starting with a look that I just love. The whole outfit is perfection. Look how great they are with sandals too.
Samsoe & Samsoe Baya Cropped Trousers with pleat front £105
Ivory again at Topshop with button detailing round the waist. How easy would it be to recreate the above look with these? *checks wardrobe for cream jumper and comes up trumps*.
Wide Leg Crop Trouser in ivory from Topshop £40 I will just say I have a slight slight feeling these may be a tad transparent... in which case you can see why the others are more expensive. Cream fabric is something that you do need to invest in (and they do go in the machine by the way).
Richmond Wide Crop Trouser from Boden £59.50 Don't forget A2D2 for your 20% off plus free deliveries.
More navy at Gestuz and how to style for work. I would also substitute the heels for ballet flats or pumps. Throw on sneakers and a breton for weekend dress down.
Gestuz Tailored Cropped Trousers £99 in navy
From Me+Em in oyster. And and AND - I've found a 15% off discount for Me+Em.. BUY15. Till the end of the month or thereabouts I think.
These are this season's version of the ones I had from last year.
Side Stripe Wide Crop Trousers £118
And a side stripe wide crop trouser in a navy and cream £118 - pre 15% discount.
More black with stitch detail at Topshop.
Topstitch Wide Crop Trouser £40
Grey check in what they call a suit trouser but I would happily wear every day. In fact I can't say I'm a big lover of the jacket at all...
Check Tonic Suit Trouser from Topshop £40
Denim now. I know I said I wasn't doing blue denim but I'm going to stick my neck out and say these aren't jeans jeans. I'm going to think of them as dark blue trousers....
Eton Crop from Boden £69.50 (pre the 20% discount)
Denim again at Me+Em and these are in their mid season sale (which I would advise you get a cuppa and devote half an hour to...).
Tailored Crop Jean from Me+Em were £98 now £68 Did I mention how great they look with boots?
Now a khaki denim. Yes, khaki denim.. how perfect does that sound? And a great great price.
Monki Wide Leg Culottes in khaki denim £30
More khaki and I need to come back to khaki trousers another day as I have just found THE most perfect pair ever that I have invested in.
Cotton cargo trousers from Mango £49.99
And on that note, here I am in mine today. Complete with massive coat still.
Black and white breton - H&M
Wide leg crop trousers - Me+Em
Grey double face coat - Whistles
Grey and camel Air Force Ones - Nike
Black Haworth cross body bag - Village England
I'm not even going to mention the weather as I have GIVEN UP on it and am carrying on, flashing the ankles and eschewing the scarves, regardless. Spring favourites are being swapped around in the wardrobe (this means basically moving things from left to right on the rail. Yes my organisation skills are that sophisticated). Am going to try and retire the polo necks (I refuse to wear one in April. That is depressing with a capital d) so shall be back with some ideas of Spring favourites we will all get more wear out of than we ever thought possible.
And of course, they go perfectly with the above trousers... have I managed to convert you? Or persuade you that you need more than one pair?