You might be surprised to see a fashion post here today. Yep. I know. 2014 was somewhat thin on the ground when it came to lifestyle here on Curate & Display and 2015 is all about making up for that. In line with my mantra for the year ‘Guts Over Fear’, I’m kicking the week off in style, showing you three ways to wear a pair of leather look trousers. Recently (and somewhat nervously) I invested in a pair and, tired of my post-baby, playing-it-safe wardrobe I decided to start dressing the way I wanted to rather than how as a mother I thought I ought to. The last four years have been a daunting process of finding a new self and style, coinciding with having my children. I changed in every sense. I completely lost who I was for some time. I closed my business because it wasn’t “me” anymore. I lived in the slouchiest, please-don’t-notice-me clothes and I put that side of me away to focus on a new career. Now that the kids are nearly 18 months and 4 I feel absolutely ready to get something back for me. Eeesh. That was totally cheesy.
Anyway, I digress. Back to the trousers. I love them! They look great with virtually everything and they’re easy to wear. No idea why I was so worried about it! Shall we take a look..?
‘Love City’ Graphic Tee / Mango | Woven Vagabond ‘Kasai’ trainers / Urban Outfitters
When I’m doing the day-to-day stuff I love to wear basics and can take a boring sports look and ramp it up a gear with an oversized graphic tee (an absolute must have) and a pair of black, textured trainers. It’s a comfy but stylish look which is ideal for busy mornings juggling breakfasts, nappies and finding the shoes under the sofa.
Tie dye t-shirt / Zara | Cally Ankle Boots / Nine West
Black is just the best. Give me a black shirt and I’m a friend for life. I’ve chosen this one with tie dyed pattern as it’s loose and drapes well, but still has a tailored feel to it. I can do up the top button or undo a couple depending on how I’m feeling and it’s easy to move in when I’m working a shoot or heading out to a meeting. I live in boots with chunky heels, I’d wear them all year round if I could! They give an added feeling of height but without breaking my ankles. If you can’t run in them, don’t wear them.
Monochrome Shirt Dress / River Island | Razz Chelsea Ankle Boots / ASOS
For this casual date-night look I’ve paired the trousers with a sleeveless monochrome shirt dress. I’m not one for tiny skirts and skyscraper heels anymore and I prefer to wear simple pieces of jewellery than the bling I used to enjoy in my teens, so this outfit works well. Again, I’ve chosen a trusty pair of boots but this time with a white sole and heel to make more of a statement. Although it’s still quite low key, by wearing it with a smoky eye and nude lippy it adds a little drama.
So there we have it-three ways to style a pair of leather look trousers. I hope they’ve given you some inspiration if you’re thinking of adding a pair to your wardrobe.
What do you think of my choices?