Let's face it, the skinny is a strange trouser shape, no? When I put them on in the morning they make me feel like a sausage. Not very flatteringly peeled in… But then you add some high heeled boots and a sweater and a blazer, or a cardigan, and it all comes together nicely.* Because in the end they just are a form of glorified leggings, i.e. the perfect blank canvas. And while fashion editors around the world keep repeating their mantra 'Skinnies are dead, skinnies are DEAD, they are SO DEAD' they may retreat in summer (I mean, who wants to be a sweaty, hot sausage? Really!), but when I checked the pre-autumn collections there they were again, perhaps a teensie-weensie bit wider, but still pretty skinny… It's more evolution than revolution, I guess.
*At least I like to think so, though I recently received a comment from Mr/Mrs Anonymous telling me I was WAAAYY too old to wear my trousers the way I do. Heeelloo, anon fashion police, please go away and bother someone else – or at least share your identity so we could have a discussion from which age on women must not be allowed to wear whatever they like anymore. (Although just the idea to have to discuss something like this makes me fall asleep.)
Oh dear, I nearly forgot... The winners of the Circus magazines are Fashionistable and
Dreaming Spires & Old Car Tyres. Congratulations!
trousers: next, sweater: 2nd hand/DIY sequins, socks: hand-knitted from christmas market, boots: ash