So skinny jeans are dead, are they? I have one word in response to that: bollocks. Seriously, I hate reading that we should no longer wear a particular item of clothing simply because ‘someone’, or Gen-XYZ, has said so. Seriously folks, WTF? Skinny jeans are a staple in my wardrobe and they have been for almost as long as I can remember. I even wore them in the 80s when I was a kid. In my eyes, they WILL NEVER GO OUT. And I sure as hell won’t stop wearing them because an 18-year-old has said so. Sod that!
However, I am, and have also been for a very long time, a HUGE fan of flares. I wasn’t around when they were a massive fashion statement the first time around though…ahem! Okay, okay, so I was around, I was just wearing nappies at the time lol (FYI I was born at the end of 1975). Flares are one of those things that look good on many shapes, especially if you’re curvaceous.
When something I love comes back into fashion (not that I care if something is ever out of fashion, but you’ve probably gathered that about me by now, right?!), like flares—it’s great that they become much easier to buy.
I’m one of those people who often wants what isn’t available, and it drives me crazy. For instance, yesterday I decided my wardrobe needs more colour. So, I went online (in other words, I spent the entire afternoon shopping) and started perusing the sites for brightly coloured trousers and tops. Do you think I could find any?? Barely a single thing. Mind you, I was only looking at sites in Portugal, like H&M, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, etc). Perhaps I’d have more luck shopping in the UK or US, but I’m loathed to buy stuff from there and then have to pay customs taxes on them (God, I hate Brexit!!).
Anyway, I ended up buying some stuff because it was the last day of the sales and I’m a sucker for a good bargain. But I bought very little in bright colours. This season it seems to be all about the pastels, which are okay, but they do bore me a bit. But what did I buy? Hm…well, I bought lots of pink, paler pinks than what I’d intended, but at least it’s a bit more colour to add to my darker wardrobe. I’m happy. Until it arrives and none of it fits lol. I’ll keep you posted.
Why pink? I dunno. I’m just very into pink right now (it is my second favourite colour after green). It’s probably because of my new cloffice, which is all white, grey and pink. I will show it to you soon, I’m just waiting for a couple of little things to be done first.
I wear skinny jeans almost every day at home. Like I said, they’re my wardrobe staple and they’re also the best thing to wear with boots. But on this occasion, I simply fancied wearing something else for a change. Hence the flares. I bought these from Stradivarius a few years ago. They were miles too long (what is it about these shops selling jeans that need an extra foot taking off them? Drives me crazy) so I had to hem them, which isn’t ideal with flares because you lose the best part of the…well, the flare! Anyhoo, they didn’t turn out too badly.
I’m wearing them with my mustard Woden sneakers again, simply because I love the slight retro vibe they have—which is perfect with flares. Beneath this fabulous super thick cardigan from Massimo Dutti (about five years old) is a simple chocolate brown turtle neck. My necklace is actually the snitch (from Quidditch in Harry Potter), a gift from my mother-in-law because she knows I’m a big fan lol.
As for my handbag, I thought my brown leather Massimo Dutti manbag was the perfect accessory. All in all, it’s an outfit with a retro vibe. At least I think it is, anyway! What about you? Do you get that vibe? Do you like flares? Or skinnies? Will you stop wearing skinnies?
BTW, did you link up to my brand new #neverendingstyle link-up on Friday? It’ll be open another couple of days and then there’ll be another one along with my interview with Jacqui from Mumma B Stylish! I shall look forward to seeing you there!
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