....grey and more grey. I have become consumed with the need for grey trousers. Had a good sort out of my wardrobe yesterday (I say a good sort out - this basically involves throwing lots of clothes on the floor in a tantrum. I haven't finished yet), after deciding that I didn't like any of my clothes and obviously, that's not true. I absolutely love my khaki trousers and teamed with black and white - of which I have some really great bits, I have some lovely outfits.
But I am in dire need of a pale grey pair of trousers to compliment the plethora of black and white that I have. Not forgetting navy. So I do have a pair of Topshop joggers that I bought in the sale which I've been wearing but - and here's something I NEVER get to say.. they're too long! They're cuffed and too long and so have a vague pantaloon effect on my calves. You know when you think something is ok and then you realise - no, actually it irritates me hugely? That's these. I feel vaguely like I have a tweed hazmat suit on. So I should get them altered - just have the cuff cut off to make them straight at the bottom (or something sewy like that).
Why would I want to do that and why am I so fascinated with finding the perfect pair? If you have a wardrobe full of great neutrals but you're just not feeling the love with your outfits, then have a look at these for some inspiration.
Starting with these which I have ordered and already sent back to Topshop. They are short. Much shorter than this on me, so if you're shorter than 5ft10, they'll be perfect on you.
Oh and I appreciate I've been tucking into the food and wine this Easter but I had to size up to a 12. So they were both short and tight. A special moment. Which is a shame as they're pretty darn lovely. Mensy Tonic Trousers £40
Or maybe these from Mango... I am sure they had some in the sale that I should have bought which are obviously long gone now. FOOL.
Pleated Suit Trousers £49.99 from Mango
Then I saw these... perhaps...
Noisy May Tall Soft Tailored Trousers £24 (they also do them in petite and regular online).
In the sale at Y.A.S again in tall.. tailored straight leg trouser were £35 now £17.50
A darker charcoal at Sisley and they look very cropped which is great if you're shorter and struggle to get anything actually cropped.
Sisley Cropped Trousers £55
Then slightly different at Gap with the twill stripe girlfriend chinos in washed black £39.95
Now I fear these may not be aimed at our demographic but I think these could so work. I have a feeling they're squarely pitched at the Nana brigade but I'd be very happy in these with a white tee, black blazer or biker and sneakers or skate shoes. A respectable Nana outfit by anyone's standards.
Silver Grey Drawstring waist joggers £28.00
They also have a linen pair but I have to say, I think the ones above are better... (the ones above go in the tumble drier... the ones below will need ironing. A lot. Which means that they would get worn once and sit in the utility room until next year).
Pure Linen Tapered Leg from M&S £25
However, if we're looking at jogger style then, call off the dogs, I have the bargain of the day right here, from Gap. So as I mentioned, I was thinking about having mine altered...
Well, this is a no brainer then. These will cost less to buy than it would to alter the other pair.
Flannel joggers in heather grey from Gap were £35 now £11.99 Went to see if they had them in store tonight and they don't so I shall be ordering online.
And finally - yes obviously I've gone off piste and ordered joggers which a) I didn't want and b) are very similar to the Topshop ones I have already have. So these are the obvious choice then yeah? Cabin. Fever...
ASOS Premium Tailored Jogger with Zip Detail was £38 now £15... (well it's rude not to at that price isn't it? Plus I'm a sucker for the word Premium. A marketer's dream, that's me)
So I have ordered the above, as my dungarees arrived and look..well... just meh. Severely gutted as none of them looked remotely as good as my black ones (which clearly I should just wear more...duh).
I bought both Monki wide leg ones from the blog the other day and the midnight one (was lovely but a) too short for me and b) didn't have pockets) and the black one... was a lovely Eileen Fisher linen style - looked loads more expensive than it was but just didn't work on me. Just too far removed from my style. I so wanted to love it but looked too try hard. If that makes sense...
However one great thing has come out of today's blog. When I was first looking at grey trouser ideas last night, I came across this image. Inspiration dot com.
Couldn't completely recreate the look but a variation on the theme was good enough for me as I'd remembered a pair of very old wide leg trousers that I got from Zara in the sale for £15 (which I fished out of the pile of clothes on the floor...). Really high waisted so v out of my comfort zone therefore I don't wear them that much. But with a new t-shirt from Yunion T that has been burning a hole in my wardrobe, waiting for the warmer weather - I thought they'd provide the perfect alternative to everything else that I'm bored of.
And there was SUN!
White kaftan style tee - Yunion T
Grey wide leg trousers - Zara
Onyx leather jacket - hush
White cracked leather Stan Smiths - adidas
Haworth leather bag - Village England
I still definitely am looking for a peg leg style pair though for the Spring as these are rather on the warm side. Grey trousers are definitely on the agenda for me. Anyone else?