Sunday, April 03, 2005

Trousers - The Long and Short of it

I know I'm supposed to be taking time away. But it's the weekend :)

Anyway, I wear trousers much more often than I wear skirts. Hell, I wear trousers most of the time...skirts are well, too uncomfortable.

I want to be able to walk quickly and not have to cross my legs in a ladylike manner all the time.
And trousers do that for me.

So trousers this spring come in so many versions.
Give me cuffed for casual.
Bermudas for chic.
Pair with a blazer, wear with a vest and most importantly, slip on those heels.
Add on the aviators for Parisan sophistication.
Must have colours: khaki, gold, white

Smart Bermudas

Pair Bermudas with cropped blazers for the casual smart chic.
Loosen things up with accessories like belts, necklaces and wedges and heels.

Anna Molinari

Buddhist Punk

Alternatively, go more girly with vests and girly tops that flatter the silhouette.


Eley Kishimoto

Viktor & Rolf

Cuffed Trousers

Go casual chic with a girly top. Cuffed trousers add the extra detail, but make the outfit more casual than smart. Heels are absolutely compulsory here. Even better, make them ankle-strapped.

Matthew Williamson

Anna Molinari

Max Mara

Cropped Trousers

Wear a jacket over for to balance a skinny bottom.
For casual outing, mix and match accessories, textures and colours.


Anna Sui

Bottega Veneta


For smart workwear, go with a jacket and bottom with similar colours (slimming for your hips)

Bill Blass

Max Mara

Long Trousers

The most flexible of the lot, long trousers can be paired with almost anything.
Mix and match fabrics, put on simple accessories for simple luxury chic.
Layer with pullovers and jackets for added structure to that outfit.
Go for pastels and bright colours this Spring. And for glam-slam, add the aviator sunnies.

With Casual Pullovers:

Monique Lhuillier

Matthew Williamson

With Blazers/Jackets:


Emporio Armani

Dolce & Gabbana


Tommy Hilfiger