Me and trousers never really got on so well. For some reason; I always just felt like more of ‘skirts & dresses’ kind of gal. It wasn’t until recently that I realised part of my inhibition and reluctance towards wearing trousers; actually had a lot to do with my choice of outerwear when wearing said trousers.
To my mind, I always felt ‘wrong’ wearing wide legged trousers with a jacket or coat that hit knee-length or below. I’m not entirely sure why, it’s just that every time I looked in the mirror, I felt wrong.
Cue my search for a trouser-appropriate jacket. Now, I love a good stroller/swagger jacket, but had never managed to get my hands on one.. until now. Stroller jackets are fabulous because:
- They hang wonderfully
- Give a fabulous shilloutte
- Are so easy to wear with many, many outifts
When I am in search of a specific vintage item, I have a little list of online sellers that I turn to, one of those at the top of the list is Scarlet Rage Vintage. I actually interviewed business owner Jade (and the gorgeous Vanessa Frankenstein) for a piece I did for The Vintage News a few months back, which you can catch here.
My heart skipped a beat a few weeks back, when I saw this BEAUTIFUL little stunner of a stroller jacket listed on their website! The colour was just so striking and unusual, notably so when taking into account it’s age – around 75 years, and I can assure you, it’s just as much as a ray of sunshine in real life as it is in these pictures!
So now I had my dream jacket, I have a renewed love of super-wide legged trousers. Seriously, I am wearing them all the time! I picked up this pair from Collectif, they are the Glenda Trousers in Navy. I had originally stepped into the store with my heart set on the Judith trousers, but after trying them on, decided against them. For some reason, the Judith trousers were ridiculously big on me, the crotch was very low, and they just didn’t work for me at all. The Glenda trousers were perfect though, although seriously looooong. Who has legs that long? (unless my legs are incredible short..) So I turned them up when I got them home, et viola, they are perfect now!
I love how they have belt loops in addition to the detachable braces, I believe this makes them very wearable. The only design feature missing which I would love to have, is pockets, but otherwise, they are a perfect pair of trousers.
I’m really hoping to make myself a few pairs of wide-legged summer trousers, I’m thinking palazzo pants style, super wide, swooshy and light! And now that I have my perfect jacket, there is no stopping me!
Until next time dears x