Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Dresses out, trousers in

I think it’s time to pack away the skirts and dresses and get the trousers out. For once, this is not due to the weather. It’s due to boredom. I remember when dresses first hit the mainstream, they automatically turned into a no brainer, super easy peasy outfit choice. No more thinking about top AND bottom, it was revolutionary. But now, a few seasons on I’m starting to get a little bored of them. Skirts are also getting a bit yawnsome too. Every second people I pass on the street is wearing a maxi dress or floral skirt.

I’ve been turning to trousers more and more these days, I pretty much live in my Topshop military harems. They’re perfect for dressing down with a slouchy oversize cardi for work as well as dressing up with lace top and killer heels for a night out. Here are my top picks to tempt you into trousers:

New Look zip harems - £25. These babys will take you from work to a bar in a jiffy. Chuck on some heels, add some accessories and you'll be good to go. They'll also be perfect for the military trend this Autumn. 

Warehouse paperbag waist harems - £45. These exude grown up glamour. I would team with pale colours and carry nudes into Autumn. The tie waist is begging to be tied into a pretty bow. 

Pa:nuu slouch velvet track pants - £45. Velvet and texture will be huge next season so get in early with these bad boys. They look mega comfy but can easily be dressed up as they're velvet. 

J Brand Houlihan cargo pants - £245. I love the high waist and roll up. Like the New Look harems, these will be absolutely perfect for the military look, as well as a few embellishments. 

McQ by Alexander McQueen digital print harems - £110. Utterly stunning! Printed trousers aren't to everyone's taste but if you're brave enough they will look gorgeous on. 

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