There was a time, in the not too distant past, when trousers with cool patterns and exuberant mixtures of bold colours were confined to the pyjama drawer. I couldn’t be happier that those days are well and truly behind us, thanks to the rise of Statement Trousers. I rocked a pair quite a while back, much to the dismay of some of my friends, who often raise an eyebrow over their cocktails at some of my more outlandish choices. Hey, it’s not my fault they play it too safe! But I digress. A lot of designers sent their models trotting down the runways of various Fashion Weeks in Statement Trousers, and lucky for us, the financially challenged (and considerably shorter in my case), the trend has inevitably trickled down to high street collections in fabulous forms.
River Island, £30
For example, how cute are these from River Island? Gorgeous, fun, summery pattern and a flattering tapered cut – I’m needing these with a yellow blouse, fitted pink blazer and block-heel sandals for drinks on a summer’s eve – providing we get one. Hell, if not I’ll wear it anyway.
ASOS.com are always fantastic for fun prints, and they haven’t disappointed with these adorable crop trousers. They are designed with a tailored fit, and are down from £40 to £28 so move fast!
Staying with ASOS, these Emma Cook denim print trousers 285 are an original & fun way to stand out from the crowd. The fabric is a silk blend and fitted beautifully, but if you shy away from attention these probably aren’t for you! It’s worth checking out designer Emma Cook – if you like the offbeat style of these trousers there’s plenty more where that came from.
New Look, £24.99
And finally, for something a bit more casual, New Look have some impossibly comfortable looking drawstring trousers, with a funky kaleidotropical pattern. For me a dress down day is rare, but I’ve got these lined up for the next one!
Here’s a few of my faves from the catwalk.
Cheryl Cole performing on the Voice