Monday, January 29, 2018

Flared Pants: They're Back and We're Totally OK With It

I love a dress as much as the next girl, but lately, my heart belongs to statement pants, like wide leg or flared trousers. I picked up these super long flared pants from Forever 21, when I popped in to check out their closing out sale on Robson Street in Vancouver. I'm not exactly sad to see it go, as I'm pretty excited about the Chapters Indigo that's replacing it, but I'm glad I made a couple of final purchases on deep deep discount.

On the first day I wore these pants, I was in an elevator at Parq in Vancouver, and an older gentleman (there with his wife) commented on the pants, laughing: "I had a pair of pants like those back in the day." As they walked out of the elevator, he called behind him, "That's probably before you were born though!" I had a good chuckle. It's true, I may not have been alive the first time flared pants were all the rage, but I'm sure glad I'm here for round 2! As someone who has been pretty much average height all my life, I love how long flared pants really lengthen your legs and make you look so much taller! Especially when you wear your favourite pair of platform heels with them.

I knew these pants would go great with one of my all-time favourite thrifted find: my plaid Vivienne Westwood Red Label blazer (which I paid a grand total of $2.99 for!). Together, they make for a killer work outfit! I love changing up my work-appropriate outfits to give them a little more flair. An excellent accessory for this look? My Derek Cardigan tortoise glasses from Clearly! I used to love wearing glasses with my work outfits, even my sight was pretty near perfectly. Sadly I'm getting older, and now I actually really do need them. But hey - at least they look fantastic!

I worked with local photographer Ricardo Mendes on these photos, and we figured what better place to take my spectacle-clad outfit than the library? The irony is, I'm not much of a bookworm. In fact, libraries have never been a favourite spot of mine, even during high school and university. Just too quiet, I think. But they made for the perfect spot to snap a few shots! And I did think it was actually pretty cool, when we found a row full of musical compositions! We also found a super cute coffee shop, Pacific Coffee Roasters, nearby that was bright and welcoming, and made for a perfect stop for my tea pick-me-up.

So what do you think? Would you give the flared pants trend a try?

[Photography by Ricardo Mendes]

Coat - Zara, thrifted via Salvation Army (similar) | Blazer - Vivienne Westwood, thrifted via Value Village (similar) | Glasses - c/o Clearly | Bracelet - c/o Nobis & Grey | Blouse - Loft 82, thrifted via Value Village (similar) | Pants - Forever 21 (similar) | Heels - Jessica Simpson (similar) | Purse - Target

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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