Alternative everyday trousers to jeans

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I wear jeans literally all the time (except at work), just the one dark pair from White Stuff (which I do wash!). Can anyone suggest some other everyday trousers to go with lots of tops? I'm so bored of looking the same all the time! I also always wear Converse with them, so alternative comfy everyday shoe recommendations would be appreciated too! I look very young for my age, which I don't like, so something 'grown up' (I'm 32!) would be good! I don't think the jeans & Converse combo does me any favours. I'm of petite frame, size 8. Many thanks.

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Apr-14 18:54:46

I wear skinny chinos from Sainsbury's and Land's end. My athletic calves won't fit in anything else.

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Apr-14 18:57:23

I also wear Converse (43).

Like the sound of the skinny chinos. Our Sainsbury's has a big clothing dept, I obviously need to have a look! I'm not sure I can claim my calves are athletic, but they are on the bigger side, a legacy from my years of ballet I think. Rather annoying when you want to buy long boots!

Are Converse a Mumsnet 'thing'?! One thing that annoys me with them is I find they look tatty rather quickly, especially the white bit at the front, on top of the toes.

petalsandstars Mon 14-Apr-14 19:00:56

Clarks have some comfy flats in their unstructured range at the moment

Llareggub Mon 14-Apr-14 19:01:53

I stick my converse in the washing machine.

Thanks petals, I'll have a look.

ProfondoRosso Mon 14-Apr-14 19:13:48

I'm not a fan of Converse but for casual, comfy shoes I love Clarks desert boots or some proper old school Adidas Gazelles smile

I'd second Uniqlo legging trousers, they're great.

frankietwospots Mon 14-Apr-14 21:23:11

The Kurt Geiger leopard slip on trainers that I linked to are super comfy and just for ref, I am 42. I wear them with my Gap skinny khakis all the time at the moment. I have Converse too but agree that they can look tatty quite quickly. I tend to clean them with baby wipes if I've been down the canal path or something.

I know what you mean about the camel toe risk with the Uniqlo leggings!

The slip on trainers look great, but I think I'd need to try a pair to see if they suit me. I got vouchers for Jigsaw for Mother's Day, and they do something similar, so might take a look there.

BlueSkySunnyDay Mon 14-Apr-14 23:50:01

Converse not a mumsnet thing for me I was

BlueSkySunnyDay Mon 14-Apr-14 23:50:02

Converse not a mumsnet thing for me I was

BlueSkySunnyDay Mon 14-Apr-14 23:58:02

Damn phone

Converse not a mumsnet thing for me I was wearing them before Mumsnet (and the Internet? ) were even a twinkle in anyone's eye. I had to go to a shop on Kensington High Street to by them...15/20 years later that pair are STILL wearable! !

My grumpy painful feet like them and, yes, mine too have been in the washing machine.

Thanks BlueSky, I knew they'd been around for a while, just thought they might have become popular among mumsnetters! I have washed mine in the machine before, but I don't find the rubber bits come up very clean.

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 08:24:12

Converse. Mum shoes

wickedfairy Tue 15-Apr-14 08:52:04

I love those Gap skinny chinos! I have 33-34" legs - the 32 will prob too short, won't they? Grrr... Maybe ok for summer.

What us the sizing like please? I am a 12... Thanks

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 09:08:19

Big

burnishedsilver Tue 15-Apr-14 09:12:07

Clarks freckle face, which they now seem to be calling freckle ice, are ballet shaped but feel like walking on air.

treaclesoda Tue 15-Apr-14 09:16:10

Is mum shoes an insult? I am a mum therefore by definition all my shoes are mum shoes surely? grin

treaclesoda Tue 15-Apr-14 09:19:27

I know I'm going to be laughed off the thread but for comfy flats, I have a pair of sort of ballet pump type things from <looks round so as not to attract attention> Hush Puppies, and they are so comfortable it's like walking round barefoot. They don't have the big ugly sole that most Hush Puppies do, so they look pretty inoffensive.

I'm going to be excommunicated for suggesting Hush Puppies aren't I?

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 09:27:11

Yup. Insult.

Dumpylump Tue 15-Apr-14 09:29:25

It's ok treaclesoda I have a pair too. These ones! I wear them with my jeans and they are much comfiest than any of my other ballet flat type shoes.

BlueSkySunnyDay Tue 15-Apr-14 10:24:19

I think lego sneaked in whole his mum was away from the computer...ignore,
the kids are struggling with 2 weeks off grin

I have Hush Puppy boots I don't think they are any less "cool" than Clarks.

Like the sound of Hush Puppy flats, I'm not proud! Will check out the Clarks ones too, thanks for the recommendations.

frankietwospots Tue 15-Apr-14 22:00:42

@wickedfairy - the sizing of the Gap chinos is generous. I'm usually an 8 and got a UK size 6. Weirdly, the khaki colour are more generous than the navy. Length wise, they are not bad (I usually wear 32") but I turn them up one for an 'on the ankle' look.

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