The Checked Trousers

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d develop a sudden love for trousers, I would have laughed in your face.

I’m the person, who at one point, had over 50 dresses in her wardrobe, and probably enough skirts to last at least a month.

Up until a couple of years ago, I barely even wore jeans. It was mainly because of the difficulty of finding ones that were long enough. I’m a good six inches above the average height of a UK female, so every pair of jeans I tried either fit my hips but were way too short, or were the right length but could have comfortably fit two of me.

Full length checked trousers

At least that issue was solved when I finally found Swedish brand Dr Denim, and I became a firm lover of jeans.

Yet still, I’d never actually worn a pair of trousers. It wasn’t until September 2017 that I bought my first pair (totally not strange that I remember): black cropped, with a white stripe. Once I’d gotten used to the fact that too-short lengths look good, I purchased a near-similar pair in Azerbaijan with a red stripe; and now it’s not uncommon to find me wearing trousers.

Checked trousers and snow

These checked trousers are the third pair I’ve bought, and I like how I can dress them up smart if I want to. To be honest though, I think they look best paired with trainers and a bum bag.

Simple silver jewellery

I bought these checked trousers from Urban Outfitters. I’d gone into Zara literally half an hour later and found some near-identical ones at a quarter of the price, but these ones are much better quality. Set against a black and turtleneck and simple silver jewellery, they make a good statement.

Fur coat and plaits

I had these pictures taken 16 storeys high on the roof of a carpark when snow had descended across the UK – I feel like you can tell how cold I am, just by looking at my face! My fur coat was doing its best to keep me warm, but seriously, I’m all for style over comfort. And I love how pretty the snow looks. Probably should have realised how deep the snow was when I stepped in it the first time though and sunk – for the rest of the day my feet were wet and freezing cold. Still, it was totally worth it.

Black bum bag

I also made the recent decision to invest in a bum bag. In my head, it was a super practical thing to buy, because it means my hands are free at all times. However, my hair falls right on top of the bag, which means I have a habit of trapping my hair in the zip every time I want to pay for something. Painful.

These checked trousers are already become a favourite in my wardrobe, and I’m pretty sure I’ll have doubled my trouser collection in the next six months. And hopefully my hair will have grown, so it stops getting caught in my bag.

Photos by Nick Radjabi.

So much snow

Turtleneck: River Island

Checked Trousers: Urban Outfitters

Coat: New Look

Trainers: H&M

Bum bag: Urban Outfitters

Jewellery: Accessorize

Elle Pollicott

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