Finding the perfect wide-leg trousers (already in my wardrobe)

flared trousersThese photos were snapped by my nine year old, one morning on the school run. And no we weren’t late as a result (miraculously). Anyway that will explain my crumpled pillow face and the ‘I haven’t really woken up properly’ expression on my face. Needs must, and I’ve been wanting to get a photo of these trousers for a while since they’re now my new favourite thing.I discovered them languishing in the back of my wardrobe recently where they’d been for a couple of years ever since I picked them up at a clothes swap. I initially liked them because they were such a good fit but was always a bit unsure of the really wide leg and so I hardly ever wore them. Then as sometimes happens, you reach for something to wear (in this case for a London trip), find an old, forgotten item, put it on and realise that not only is it quite on-trend now but you actually love it!

black-wide-leg-trousersSince wearing these trousers a couple of times at recent press day events, they’ve attracted so many compliments I’ve fallen in love with them that little bit more but when people inevitably ask where are they from, I feel a bit sheepish. In actual fact they’re M&S (proof again, if needed, that I love that shop) but who knows when they were bought! I guess it just proves yet again that all fashion is cyclical (my excuse for never throwing things away).

black-flared-trousersHowever, I can well understand the clamour for a pair of well cut, flattering wide-leg trousers these days (even if I do look like a French mime artist in them). They work well with trainers and I like the buttoned up high waist that suits so many of my simple breton tops and polo necks. Plus, pockets!!!

flared-trousersShould you be on the look out for a similar pair, I would steer you in the direction of the Whistles website, which has some beautiful wide leg trousers at the moment; I especially like these ones. However, if your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, try this pair from Topshop or this pair from good old M&S!

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Lizzie Woodman //

These look great on you! I have to admit though that I am a little scared of wide leg trousers (I still wince when I remember the green flared cords I used to love wearing in the sixth form…). I’m definitely there with high waists though and can’t wear anything else.

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Kathryn //

I know what you mean, that’s what put me off for so long, but now I’ve got used to them, I’m in!! X

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Jessse //

Kat! I am trying to focus on the pants but all that I can see is this gorgeous cardigan 🙂 It’s exactly what I’m looking for, the colour, the length and it looks super comfortable too – can you share where you got it?

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Kathryn //

Ah thanks Jesse! It’s actually a coat though (sorry my pix aren’t too clear) but I love it and have been wearing it so much. It’s the Sienna coat from Boden xx

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Sue //

Ah I love it when this happens!! These look ace- I’ve very into high waisted stuff and a wide leg always looks so chic with a high waist. very Coco Chanel I think x

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Kathryn //

Neither had I Polly – it took me a little while to get used to the feeling of wearing clown trousers again! 🙂 xx

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