Style by Claire Lopez

What to wear…on your bottom half

If the turn of the seasons means that you are now exclusively reaching for your skinny jeans and finding yourself rather bored at the prospect of months of wearing these and little else besides, then this blog is for you. All is not lost, there are lots of options out there from posh joggers you can leave the house in to wide legged styles. The black trouser has never looked so appealing.

What is key to making these styles work is what you put on top so a more cropped boxy knit will work as will a lightweight sweater that’s fitted or semi/fitted. You will want to do a front tuck unless if sits at the right place naturally and avoid longer or oversized pieces. Then you need a leather jacket or a nice wool coat over the top to smarten things up. And if you’re wondering about what to do with chilly ankles, then get yourself some statement socks – a bit of glitter or sparkle will do just nicely and keep you toasty.

Posh Joggers

Clovelly Woven Joggers £75 Boden

These come in black and navy and in petite too. If you can’t quite leave the gym gear behind, then these are a gentle step up. Wear with trainers and different knits.

Darted Crepe Trousers £35.99 Mango

These are just shy of 25″ at the inside leg so will work if you are on the shorter side.

Jaeger Crepe Drawstring Trousers £99 John Lewis

Sold out in all sizes apart from 10 and 12.

Jaeger Slim Leg Crepe Joggers £99 John Lewis

If you don’t want a drawstring waist, then these are another option.

Jigsaw Satin Back Crepe Carrot Trousers  £135 John Lewis

Black Belted Cigarette Trouser £79 Mint Velvet

The good thing about Mint Velvet is that they do short, regular and long lengths on lots of their trouser styles including this one.

Leather Joggers £295 Hush

Wide Legs

Olivia Wide Leg Culottes £59 Hush

Perfect styling here. Just layer a leather jacket or coat over the top.

Sonal Pleated Culottes £59 Hush

High Rise Cropped Crepe Trousers £99 Whistles at Selfridges

For a more tailored option that you can wear to work or more casually.

Culottes Trousers £29.99 Mango

At 23″ long these may hit your ankle or sit at a cropped length depending on your height.

High Waist Trousers £29.99 Zara 

Palazzo Trousers £29.99 Zara 

There are lots of wide legged knitted trouser styles around so pop these on and although it might feel like you’re in your pjs, these are a legitimate option for actually leaving the house in!

Straight Fit Knit Trousers £29.99 Zara 

You don’t need to wear with a bandeau, an actual sweater would do the job just fine. Tuck in to get some waist shaping, or go for a boxier style if you want to keep the tummy/crotch area covered.

Wide Leg Knit Trousers £29.99 Zara 

I love this entire look but my practical radar is in overdrive about wearing these in the house with sticky baby fingers and outside the house given the climate. If neither of these concerns you then go ahead, it’s a super stylish look.


Next week, it’s the first in a two-part coats special.

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