What to Wear: Legs Eleven…

Today I’m sharing not one, but three new purchases, all (relative) sale bargains but primarily my favourite discovery, these GAP high waisted wide leg trousers.

Blouse, Whistles (sale) // Jeans, GAP (sale) // Bangle, Banana Republic // Wedges, ALDO (old) // Satchel, Mulberry Harriet

Although it may look like I am an impulsive shopper, in fact, I very often shop in the opposite way. I either go looking for an item that I realise my wardrobe is missing (my current obsession is the perfect Breton t-shirt,) or simply to pick up something I have found online. For some time I have been meaning to buy new jeans – the last pair I bought was over 12 months ago, and I tend to buy a pair every couple of years. It goes without saying that every single pair I own is therefore rather, ahem, snug. I hate jeans shopping, the lack of consistency, the way every shop has different shapes and sizes, necessitating trying on. So I have to psych myself up for it and had failed miserably thus far.

Last weekend while in Bath, I wandered into GAP and picked up a couple of pairs. These were the wild card and I expected to buy the skinnies, but it turned out they didn’t have my size in that style and I fell in love instead with these high waisted wide legged numbers.

Although they necessitate heels, I love the slightly retro feel – the higher waist, longer length and wide leg are all flatteringly leg-lengthening and they are super comfortable. On this particular occasion, I had been to meet Michelle, for a Dream. Find. Do. planning meeting and ran into the house in my work clothes, swapping my ankle length trousers for these and some wedges. I felt summery but ‘a-chance-of-showers’ appropriate. And suitably stylish of course 😉

The best part about them is the price. Down to £16.99 in the sale they had a further 25% off, bringing them down the almost £12. I should have saved them for Thrifty Thursday! The thing is, *whisper it* I hate spending money on jeans which is ridiculous, particularly as cost-per-wear they earn their spot in the wardrobe many times over. I would never normally splash out on a pair in a trend led style for example. maybe I should do it more often!

Do you like?


PS Frankly, I don’t care if my bum looks big in them 😉

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