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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Flowy Trousers - the Ultimate in Smart/Casual

I love my jeans, but sometimes I need a change and these are the perfect trousers for days when you want something less body hugging, but don't want get your legs out! They are a dressed down alternative to tailored trousers, so they will fit in easily with your every day wardrobe. Undeniably comfortable, this style is also forgiving for every body shape.

Look for fluid materials, like silk or crepe, to create a beautifully slouchy drape. Pair with a top that's slim fitting such as a tee or vest to balance out the bagginess of the trousers. Biker jackets also look great with flowy trousers and for a more structured look pair with heels and a tailored blazer.

A couple of weeks ago I tried on these French Connection ones at Yard and I think they are still my favourite! The crepe material is really lightweight and flattering and I love the leopard print. I think they would look great with flats on holiday, but I would also dress them up with heels and a little jacket.

Here are some other fabulous versions of the slouchy trouser:

Topshop Mix Tribal Print Jersey Print Tapered Trousers £28

I love this version from Topshop. Jersey is ultra flattering and just so easy to wear and these are a great price too! I also like the print of these tapered trousers at the same price:

Topshop Mixed Tile Print Jersey Tapered Trousers £28

And in a fabulous floral print from ASOS:

ASOS Dark Floral Trousers with Piping £35

I like the bold all-over print on this pair from Warehouse and love how they've styled them with heels and a layered shirt and knit:

Warehouse Blurred Neon Print Trousers £42

Warehouse also have this fab tropical print version, which would be perfect for holidays to dress up or down:

Warehouse Leaf Print Trousers £38

And a monochrome version:

Warehouse Graphic Soft Printed Trousers £38

The next pair from Mint Velvet look so flattering on and I love the statement print:

Mint Velvet Alma Print Soft Trouser £69

The oriental print on this silk pair from Oasis is so beautiful:

Oasis Mini Fan Print Silk Trousers £65

These are quite quirky but I love these ethnic-inspired printed trousers from Mango. Perfect with a basic vest and flat sandals:

Mango Printed Flowy Trousers £34.99

And another stylish pair from Mango, I would love these for weekends, to wear with skater shoes and a jersey top:

Mango Tencel Baggy Trousers £34.99

A wider legged version from Zara, but I love the bold print:

Zara Flowy Wide Leg Trousers £29.99

And finishing with this statement pair from Wishbone, I adore the print and the floaty crepe material:

Wishbone Paige Printed Trousers £90

So that is my round up of all things slouchy in the trouser department.What do you think of this style? Will you be wearing them?

Finishing with a pic of me this weekend, on my way to a girls' night in with a lovely friend who cooked Lebanese food for us all, it was truly amazing. I'm wearing a Whistles sequin knit top which is a few years old but has been resurrected as the rose gold sequins match my Olivia Burton watch! Also wearing Gap sexy boyfriends and Office boots.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Abbi x


  1. Fab jumper Abbi, I love love love it!

  2. I agree they are a great alternative to jeans, I like the look of the French Connection trousers think I will be checking them out, also like the Warehouse ones. Great outfit!
    Sue x

  3. Those are my two favourites as well!
    Abbi x

  4. Spoilt for choice, lots to choose from. I have a navy and black pair from last year that I will be dragging out again this summer. Love your jumper x

  5. I agree, they are a great alternative to jeans.....I am still drawn to the Mango baggy tencel ones though......not far off a pair of jeans really?! Lol.....that's my comfort zone and it is hard to break out of it! xx

  6. I have just bought my first pair of comfy pants as I call them and I have been looking for some years. I'm not sure what the hubs will think of them but if nothing else, they can slot in to "bed wear" quite seamlessly.

    The Whistles jumper is a perfect piece for those relaxed evenings out where you want to be comfortable but still look like you've made a bit of effort.

  7. Love those Mango tencel pants they are fab, I love a pair of comfy trousers! I love your glittery jumper, it looks gorgeous xxx

  8. Great selection and I love your' outfit of the day. H xx

  9. I love harems & slouchy trousers & there are some fab picks here! Ax

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  11. I'm loving my harems at the moment but not sure if I'm ready to move into the patterned flowy trouser yet....tho those Zara ones are calling me! Also love your rose gold sweatshirt..stunning x