It may be one small step for flare aficionados, but it was one giant wide-leg stride for a skinny-jean obsessive such as myself. As I said in my previous post about body confidence, I sometimes worry that adding volume to an area that is already somewhat voluminous can make me look super-sized where I would way rather downsize. But fashion is all about experimentation. It’s all about how you feel. I once read some advice in I-D that said buying an item of clothing which you know deep down isn’t really you, will always mean you feel like a tosser wearing it. Usually I would completely agree, but what is fashion without having a bit of fun?
These trousers definitely are not a classic Sophie piece. Screaming out against the bleak wintery streets of London in all of their bold, garish, blue-striped glory, I felt like a bit like a kooky art teacher wearing their Grandpa’s striped pyjama bottoms. And I loved it.
There’s a retro elegance to the trousers: high waisted, wide-leg, long vertical stripes. It was like almost suddenly I was transported back to 1970-something. I should be wearing a boldly clashing pumpkin coloured top, working my way down a soul train line, and stacking it at the end in my blocked platform heels.
Get me to a disco. Pronto.