Over the last twelve months or so we’ve seen jeans go from tried-and-true skinny to a looser and deconstructed look. Outerwear got in on the act and has taken on oversize and unexpected proportions. Over at Vetements, puffer jackets, and shoulders more generally lost the run of themselves. Phoebe Philo’s Celine introduced oversized trousers and jackets this autumn winter, and they have now crept their way onto the high street. Bring on the baggy trousers.
Now is the time to get on board with this looser and more relaxed silhouette. Here, I’ve combined baggy trousers with my trusty crisp white shirt to keep it equal parts comfy and chic.
Personally, I choose to see this transitioning silhouette as a message from the fashion Gods. They’re telling me that after all uncertainty and craziness of 2016 (seriously, who would have thought we’d see Brexit and Trump bring all our nightmares to life?), I can leave the restrictive skinny jeans and highly-tailored outfits at the door and slip into something that leaves room to breathe, relax and let it all hang out.
Whatever the reason, I’m taking it and I’m running with it.
Shirt: Country Road
Shoes: J Crew