Sports Luxe Checked

For me finding the perfect fit for trousers can be time consuming, daunting and disheartening. But why? I always seem to be too short for the ‘perfect’ pair.

This autumn saw the rise of the sports luxe checked trousers. After seeing a girl in Outfit in an amazing pair, I thought I would try the look for a night out. I literally had 5 days to find a pair and I knew I would have to put all my trust in the online world. I bought a lovely pair of checked trousers with a red and blue stripe running along both edges from ASOS and the seriously high waisted detail and pleats looked very feminine… but on me I just looked frumpy and no way could I wear heels with them – off they went in the returns bag.

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I then found these £18 – (so cheap) trousers from New Look online and obviously with that price tag they just had to be sold out online. I headed into the city centre of Nottingham later that week and thought I would try my luck in the New Look store. After finding the selection, I found a size 10. I often find New Look sizes to be more generous than other stores so I panicked that the size 10 might just be too big, but you should always try before you buy!

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After putting them on, they fitted, looked sassy and were SO comfortable! It really was a bargain I couldn’t resist.

I wore this for a night out with a black crop top and open toe heels. But I wear these trousers more for a casual look on days where I just want to be comfortable yet stylish            (which is my aim for most days). The simplest way to tackle the sports luxe trousers is to wear a simple top and add some power with your accessories. Darker and colder days will not stop me from embracing my yellow metal holder bag from Topshop! I also think you just can’t beat black ankle boots for this look. It smartens the trousers and gives you a classy streetwear silhouette that you would be able to take to work and for a night out.

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I decided to wear this black fringed jumper from Topshop as the fringing just adds a touch of sass to such a streamlined look.

If you’re looking for a pair of trousers that you can wear for a range of events then invest in a pair of sports luxe trousers ( they don’t have to be checked) and team it with shirts, jumpers, tees and different shoes to gain as much versatility.

What are your sports luxe trouser secrets?

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