Relaxed Trousers

 Sometimes I try a new-to-me trend and in the mirror i think yeh this is great, i love this new{insert item here}, i can totally work this new trend. Then I get outfit photos back and i have the reaction of..”eeek, i did not realise i looked like that”
Case in point; the new relaxed trouser, or the fancy-jogger if you will. I had seen these on many, they looked like a nice alternative to my trusty jeans and once i tried them on well, heck they sure were comfy. But honestly? Maybe i’m a bit too hippy (in the bodily sense not the free-spirited traveller sense) to pull these off. My legs are..well, shapely, shall we say, I have hips (and an arse and big ol’ thighs whilst we’re talking about it) Maybe, just maybe these suit ladies with pin straight legs more? Lesson learned, yes. HOWEVER, they sure are comfy!! I mean they are literally like pyjama bottoms for day-wear, i felt smug thinking i could wear these oh-so comfortable bad boys and actually claim it to be fashion dharling. But unfortunately these hips don’t lie, so as much as it might be fashionable, maybe i should stick to pyjama-like-bottoms for bed time only.

Maybe i shall try a different approach to these, any suggestions?

In good news, i got these nude shoes and laser cut bag from the new Spring line at Lotus Shoes. The reason it is good news? Well duh, bags and shoes never make you look hippy and they always make you feel good.Win win! Plus nude pumps= instant leg lengthening! I can not wait to wear them with a pretty chiffon skirt come the warmer weather. Have you checked out Lotus’ new spring line? I could see me in this pair  of Naturalizer sandals all summer long!

So ladies, share with me, have you ever tried a trend that just hasn’t been right on you? Or do you win every time?


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  1. March 28, 2014 / 7:27 am

    I'm not sure I'd get on with these, I just don't think joggers are designed to be fancy and I'm not sure anyone could really pull them off.

    You look gorgeous as ever though, really love your necklace x

  2. March 28, 2014 / 10:00 am

    I have never seen you in a 'bad' look Rachel, you're far too gorgeous. But I don't think I would get on with these either. Every time I see them in magazines etc., they're always styled for either a night out or for warmer climates i.e. there's just a top and no jacket. Or I wonder if they should just be for doing yoga or going to the gym? Would love to see you in some alternative looks with them, to see if you can make them work for you. P x

  3. March 28, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    Hm, I think I'd give them one more try paired with a longer jacket or cardigan before deciding that your fancy-joggers (love that term) are just going to be joggers. I love the color scheme of your outfit and the aqua/turquoise tank is SO flattering on though. There are lots of trends I know are not for me and this is definitely one of them! So I'd wear the whole outfit again and just replace the fancy-joggers with jeans.
    On the Daily Express

  4. March 28, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Not all trends work for all people! If I have any curves at all I've got a butt and thighs–I don't think I could pull these off!

  5. March 28, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I've been what to try these also. I don't think they look bad from these pictures I see here. I do agree blogging really does help one define your style, you can see it so clearly in the pictures. Blue is a wonderful color on you!

    blue hue wonderland

  6. March 28, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    There are many I don't want to try. Like the full skirt now days. I know for a fact I will look like a MOOSE in one. Year ago, I am saying yearsssss ago, that skirt was all the rage and looked like a moose then and my body hasn't changed all that much from then to now, so ya, I know that is not going to fly.

    I love the subtle blues in this outfit of yours, and the whole thing is great. I am however going to go for the banded pants. I know they will look right because I did wear them in the 80's. Yes.

  7. March 29, 2014 / 12:19 am

    I tried a pair as well and took some pictures in them. I about died when I saw the photos. Egads. ICK. I was sad because, dang they were comfy… Maybe try them with a fitted top?

    I ended up returning the pair I bought.

  8. March 29, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I have a few pairs too but I don't look so great in them because I too have hips and big thighs! Ugh, I really hate that sometimes! But i think you have awesome legs. Maybe try it with jusy a fitted top or with a really long cardigan/jacket? You look beautiful anyway!


  9. March 29, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    I totally feel ya girl (even though I think you look amazing!) I tried the whole skinny sweats on the blog a few weeks ago and went through the whole roll and decided maybe two were acceptable to post on the internet!

  10. March 30, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    I don't think you look bad in these at all! You have great legs. I agree with other commenters that maybe you'd like them better if they were paired with a fitted top and no jacket. I really think these trousers look cute like you've styled them here though! I can't empathize with having a butt – I actually have almost no butt (which are both problems)! Your thighs don't look big at all. They look normal. Way better than stick legs, which tend to creep me out. Legs aren't meant to be as thin as an arm. I'm rambling now, but the moral of the story is you look great!

  11. March 30, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    You look great here, these really suit you! Maybe with a fitted blouse or shirt you would feel more comfortable?

    Maria xxx

  12. March 31, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Listen up everyone, I met the lovely Rachel The Hat in person on Friday and do you know what I noticed? How teen-tiny petite she is!!! I saw absolutely no evidence of bum or thighs (you know what I mean when I say there was none) – she was wearing skin-tight pale grey jeans and looked AMAZING.

    Right, Rachel – you can take your fingers out your ears now…!!! I know where you're coming from with the fancy joggers when you *think* you look enormous in them – I do the same as I have a few pairs – but I'm convinced it's because we're so used to seeing ourselves in skinny jeans that just a couple of extra inches of fabric make us think we look huge. You're only comparing the "size" of your hips in these trousers to the size of your hips in skinnies… no way do you actually, really look big at all!! You don't look like you have no shape either, so the result is a fabulous, relaxed cut – I personally think they're really really flattering. We just have to get used to seeing a silhouette that's not skin tight all the time. In the late 80s/early 90s we wore jeans about three sizes too big and pulled them in with a belt to create a wonderfully unflattering voluminous mass of denim around our hips n' ass. And if you think about it more – does it really matter if we have a big bum or not – it works for Kim Kardashian, doesn't it?

    Anyway, lecture over! hehe. Please don't get rid of the trousers, it would lovely to see some different ways you think of to style them! As long as they're worn with heels (I'm sure you think the same), that's the only stipulation I think.

    Phewwwwwww… longest comment ever!!! I could have just told you in person, couldn't I ;))

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

  13. April 7, 2014 / 2:44 am

    I think you look great! I want to try these too. I know I am hippy but I can't help but want to try!! Maybe a crop top?

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