I *think* it’s getting warm enough to bare my ankles now… Risky business, and yes I did only just shave my ankles on this day so I could wear this outfit, but that’s Spring for you – we’re not quite ready for full legs out yet, are we?
In my last outfit post I chatted all about Spring buys and things to invest into now before we actually get some Spring sun (read the post here) and today I’m continuing the theme with cropped trousers. Anyone else find they stop wearing trousers over Winter because they look odd with ankle boots but you don’t want to wear court shoes/pumps because your feet will freeze off? I never seem to get the trouser/ankle boot look right so I’ve spent the last 3 months wearing skirts/dresses with tights and boots, but now I’m showing my lower legs and keeping the boots on with cropped trousers.
I know, I’m a brave girl.
These trousers are a velvet pair I nabbed from New Look over the Winter, but I haven’t worn them barely at all due to the weather so I’m loving that I can start getting them out! I’m of course still wearing them with knitwear and this plain H&M jumper was perfect tucked in for a monochrome look.
Over Winter I do tend to ruin my ankle boots quite quickly so not long ago I bought some sale beauties to keep me going for Spring – they’re from Dorothy Perkins and they only have a few sizes left but ohhh my word they’re SO comfy and I’m hoping they’ll last me til’ next Winter.
Finally, a black and white look never goes finished without a colourful bag, does it?! I’ve got me a new Radley bag! This one isn’t available to shop on their site as I bought it at a local outlet, but the pink and black combo is just SO me.
After a little shop in Newbury I found so many high street shops were into cropped trousers, and I think they’re such an essential item for those who struggle to find work trousers that fit properly (aka, me). Tapered trousers always end up being too tight somewhere and loose somewhere else, or not long enough, or too long… I find it all so much hassle that culottes and cropped trousers are the way to go for me, and when the sun comes out I can swap the ankle boots for normal shoes (finally!). Anyone else can’t wait to paint their toe nails!?
Here are a few high street options I’m loving, plus this pair which I’ve purchased for myself!
SHOP MY LOOK
Jumper – H&M (old, similar here)
Cropped Trousers – New Look (sold out, similar on sale here!)
Bag – Radley
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Necklace – Boohoo
What do you think of cropped trousers? Are you brave enough to bare ankles yet or is it JUST too cold?! Let me know what you think of the outfit!