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.

Snappyteabread Wed 16-Apr-14 22:03:46

Ok. I had thought they reminded me of funky Blowfish shoes and Fly London shoes but I think I'm in the minority. Good job I didn't buy them. Will continue on the quest for some comfy additions to my foot wardrobe.

wickedfairy Wed 16-Apr-14 11:41:42

Thanks Frankie - will go and try some on!

treaclesoda Tue 15-Apr-14 23:03:45

sorry snappy, I think they're old lady shoes. And since I've already owned up to wearing Hush Puppies, you can probably guess that I have more tolerance for old lady shoes than a lot of the hip young things on mumsnet. But those are a step too far for me.

frankietwospots Tue 15-Apr-14 22:14:26

No likey. Sorry.

Snappyteabread Tue 15-Apr-14 22:11:07

Now I'm looking at the Hush puppy flats. Normally I find those kinds of ballet pumps too thin on the sole, but these look good. Will perhaps order and try at home as I always thing you need to try on with specific trousers to know.

Tell me something, are these disgusting or quite nice?

www.clarks.co.uk/p/20358243

I think I quite like them but then I noticed they were the k brand from Clarks and I wondered if this means that I've turned into an old lady. Honest opinions please.....

I too am wearing Converse all the time. Love them, but need something else.

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 22:06:58

Lol. If only you knew

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Yup. Insult.

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?

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

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.

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

Big

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 08:24:12

Converse. Mum shoes

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.

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.

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

Converse not a mumsnet thing for me I was

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

Converse not a mumsnet thing for me I was

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.

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!

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.

Thanks petals, I'll have a look.

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