If you’ve been following my journey from ‘skinny jeans and sweatshirt’ style rut, to a more exciting and varied spring wardrobe, then you’ll know that so far, most of my outfits have been playing it fairly safe (see the dress, the boyfriend jeans, the outfits suggested by a Personal Stylist here).
So I decided to take a MASSIVE leap out of my rut and my comfort zone, with a pair of jeans from Boden. I’ve spotted fashion bloggers wearing cropped wide leg trousers since last Spring (check out Julia from Stylonylon here and Erica from The Edited in culottes here) but it usually takes at least a year for me to try a trend.
The Eton Crop trousers are really comfortable to wear, and on a warm Spring day, a bit cooler than my faithful skinnies. I played it safe, wearing them with a Breton top and my trainers, but they’d look great with block heels and a crisp shirt too. Oh, and anyone got any tips on wearing trainer socks that don’t actually show? They look a bit naff in these pics, don’t they?
Harbour top, £24.95 c/0 Joules
Eton crop trousers, £69.50 c/o Boden
Cranleigh bag, £150 c/o Village England
Stan Smiths trainers, £67, Asos
I wore this outfit last week, to a press event (and the lovely Kathryn from Kat Got The Cream took these snaps on our way to get coffee together) and then later that day, I did the school pick-up and took the five-year-old on a play date. I did feel a little self-conscious, rocking up to the school gate in these trousers, but hopefully no one batted an eye!
What’s your verdict? Do I carry them off?!