Shorts/opaque tights/boots/slouchy jumper?

(38 Posts)
DuckworthLewis Fri 20-Sep-13 10:19:11

Could someone with their finger on the pulse please tell me, is this still a look for a/w13 or will I just look like I haven't updated my wardrobe since last year?

Thanks very much!

Ujjayi Fri 20-Sep-13 10:21:46

Do you like the look? Does it suit you? Think style over trends and wear it if you love it.

I shall certainly be wearing this look again this A/W.

DuckworthLewis Fri 20-Sep-13 10:33:00

Hi Ujjayi, yes, I like the look, I found a couple of lovely pairs of shorts last winter (one twill, one black, quilted pair) that I got a lot of wear out of.

I guess I felt a bit more 'on show' than usual and drew confidence from the fact that I knew I was 'on trend'. I suppose I'm just looking for someone to reassure me of the same for this season!

Ujjayi Fri 20-Sep-13 10:44:46

Ah no - I've just re-read my comment and am fearful that it has come across as dismissive which it certainly wasn't meant to be - sincere apologies. It was actually written in a "go for it" kinda way smile

I completely understand the confidence that comes with wearing something that is on trend. For me though there is almost certainly one key trend per season that I will purposely avoid because you inevitably find the high street is swamped with that look and often not great quality (the seasons' must-have pale pink coat being a case in point). Also I like to express who I am with my clothes and if I find a look that works for me I don't give a fig if it's in fashion or not.

GobblersKnob Fri 20-Sep-13 10:50:49

I agree with Ujjayi, if if works for you, wear it. I will do it again this autumn winter, either shorts or very short skirts, I like it and it creates less washing than endless pairs of trousers, always a plus grin

At the moment I am mostly wearing these (in their trouser form), because I love them, they are comfy and they suit me, best reasons to wear anything imo.

50ShadesOfMaybe Fri 20-Sep-13 13:13:49

I think it is still "in": still lots of shorts in the shops. Whatever, I intend to be wearing this look a lot this A/W. Just like last.

foxysocks Fri 20-Sep-13 13:26:39

where did you get the shorts from? I am looking for some in grey wool tweed, NOT high waisted, and can't find any.

I love the look and if I find the right shorts will be doing it this AW

I love this look too and will be wearing it again.

Yes I will. My legs are my best bit so I get them out at every opportunity

Where are you getting your shorts from? I want some to wear on nights out with opaques and can't find anything like what I've got in my head.

Last year I got a great wool tweedy type pair from H and M, also have some black lace ones (don't look like pants honest) from marks.

On the look out for some sparkly/sequin ones this year, obviously can't wear them until The Sequin Klaxon on dec 1st

Black lace would be perfect, but I can't find any.

specialsubject Fri 20-Sep-13 18:05:44

fine if you are a) slim and b) a teenager.

fine anyway, wear what you like because this is a country where you can but always looks SO impractical to me! Too cold outside, too sweaty indoors in overheated public buildings.

trixymalixy Fri 20-Sep-13 19:19:43

It must be in trend as there seem to be more shorts in the shops just now than there were in the summer!!

Topshop had some nice burgundy lace ones.

Ujjayi Fri 20-Sep-13 20:48:19

I also bought tweed shorts from H&M last year. Mine are purple/magenta. I also have sequin ones from TopShop - they are a lovely slouchy fit & covered in matte bronze square sequins smile. The Sequin Klaxon sounds on 6th November here wink

I like the sound of those sequin ones.

Ujjayi Fri 20-Sep-13 21:04:29

here they are . You might find them on eBay.

trixymalixy Fri 20-Sep-13 21:21:31

I have sequin shorts from French Connection I bought for £3 in tk maxx. Waiting for that klaxon to go off!!

Nice. I love that monsoon jacket you've got too.

I have a sequin cape I can't wait to wear. Maybe that klaxon could be earlier this year grin

DuckworthLewis Sat 21-Sep-13 13:00:48

Yay! Looks like I am good to go with the shorts for another year!

Loving the concept of the sequin klaxon, loving it grin

I've been scouting around and will also be investing in a pair of these for this season.

special you'd be surprised how warm they are actually, my quilted pair worn with really high denier opaques and ankle boots are proper toasty...

Thanks all, I'm feeling a lot less wibbly now. (and I bought a gorgeous boucle jacket yesterday too so feeling much better about the whole A/W malarkey)

DuckworthLewis Sat 21-Sep-13 13:02:41

remus I have quilted high waisted ones from Topshop and twill ones from H&M (both last year though)

CressidaMontgomery Sat 21-Sep-13 13:11:08

I do a variation on this look. At 41 in not sure about the shorts bit for myself

I wear Wolford opaques ( seriously the best ! ) , a little mini skirt in dark cord or denim or whatever , ankle boots ( Ash spirals or Acne pistols ) and whatever top grabs me.

In my head I look stylish. That's all I concentrate on grin

CressidaMontgomery Sat 21-Sep-13 13:12:08

A sequin cape!!! Wow . For parties or wandering round waitrose? What's it like ?

It's lovely, ebay bargain. Jaegar, black sequin outer with merino wool lining, very soft but warm. About elbow length.

Will wear with all black under - skinnies, top, ankle boots, or opaques and black dress. Bought mainly for going out purposes - I go to a pizza place with friends every so often and it's chilly. But also just in case I get whisked off to the opera or something equally unlikely.

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