Move over skinnies; there’s new trousers in town. You heard – my staple black skinny jeans have been replaced. I blame my beloved jumpsuit. The wide, cropped leg inspired me to invest in a pair of culottes for winter and they have been crowned this week’s outfit of the week.
Culottes can be tricky to wear. They need to sit on the waist at just the right spot and be just the right length and if not, things can go horribly wrong. If I’m honest, these Zara culottes on the hanger are everything I want. Elastic waist, pockets, tie at the front. All very positive features. However, it feels like someone got the measurements wrong, leaving the material about half a centimetre short in a rather uncomfortable spot. Get my drift?
I’m persisting though as the positives outweigh the negatives. Whether it’s boots, tights, socks, sneakers, heels, a cardigan or a shirt, these black culottes are the perfect staple for the winter months ahead. What’s even better is they have become a part of one of my favourite outfits. The culottes and my white ‘hug’ in a jumper are a match made in heaven.
These trousers are here to stay!
Did somebody say weekend?
I don’t usually post my #OOTW on a Monday but seeing as I’m talking about weekends and days off, I figure you are either still dreaming about the one just gone or planning the weekend ahead, so either way, it’s perfect timing for this week’s #OOTW.
I don’t feel I’m fully out of my winter hibernation and unless I have specific plans, I have been staying local of late. That kind of weekend, the one where breakfast rolls into lunch and there’s lots of coffees, chats and casual catch ups, means there is a certain outfit to match the mood. You can probably guess which outfits are in my weekend wardrobe as I seem to be wearing them all the time lately (check my Instagram pics if you don’t believe me). Whether it’s the comfort of a stripe or the memory of a time where I felt ‘too cool for school’ with my very first Sportsgirl t-shirt (I was far from cool but happy all the same. Aussie pals – ring any bells?), these outfits provide a comfort and ease that is perfect for that kind of weekend.
I surprise myself at times, as I do believe ‘overdressed is best’, so even the idea of wearing sneakers can be a struggle. To balance this out, I like to throw in a dressier item into the mix so I don’t feel like a complete slob. Trust me, me in full-on causal means being at home in my pjs and not getting a whole lot done.
You can see why I gravitate to these tees. Add a pair of flats or a piece of jewellery, a smaller handbag and a bomber jacket and I feel relaxed yet motivated enough to face the day (and food) ahead.
What do you wear on a relaxed weekend in?