I’m bringing you a casual outfit today after a few fancy ones over the last week, because we can’t do vintage glam every day can we? Especially when the weather has been so sunny and the last thing you want to do is cover up your already sweating body with clothes. Dressing down doesn’t have to equal sweat pants and a burn out vest so I’m showing you the fashionable equivalent to your comfiest dress down outfit.
I revealed my love for a wide leg trouser a couple of of posts back when I shared with you the first jump suit I’ve owned that doesn’t equal camel toe or make me feel like I’m being packed into a too small baby grow.
I’m sticking with the wide leg theme with these scarf print palazzo pants from F&F at Tesco, because for a supermarket range of clothe F&F have really delivered this summer, offering a wide range of fashionable pieces. I love supermarket clothes ranges (when they’re getting it right!) mainly because I like that I can break up the mundaneness that shopping for food basics can bring. Bread, milk and sugar for the trolley, clothes for Charl.Anyway, back to the trousers. There’s no denying that these trousers tick all of the bright, colourful and just right for summer boxes. These yellow and turquoise scarf print palazzo pants screamed BUY ME and at a snip at £12 (they’re currently reduced online to £8) I nestled them in right next to the yoghurt, the dog food and the obligatory lipstick purchase from the cosmetics aisle.
Palazzo pants are extremely flattering because they’re so free flowing, they flatter even the most bodacious of legs (like mine) as they skim over the thighs and flare out at the knee. I always find that wide legged or palazzo pants are best worn extra long, almost dragging on the floor length to elongate your legs, rather than sitting awkwardly around your ankles. The only thing I find awkward about these trousers is that the elasticated waist can work its way up my torso to the very upper section of my waist and leave me with a bit of an unflattering tummy area (the excess fabric makes me look like a bulge). Luckily, I know what shapes work for my body so a hip skimming top means I hide the areas I’m a little self concious about AND *I think* it looks more flattering.No wardrobe is complete without it’s basic staples and this soft white jersey tshirt* from the boohoo plus range is the perfect refresh for your casuals. With a v cut neckline and roll up sleeves, it’s ideal teamed with skinny jeans for a classic denim on white combo OR worn like me with a pair of palazzo pants. To avoid my figure being drowned with fabric and making me look like I am actually going to bed, I like to tie a knot at the side of the tshirt so it sits on my hips and gives me a little bit more of a shape.
I teamed the outfit with a pair of caged gladiator sandals* in tan from George at Asda for a dressed down look but palazzo pants can easily be dressed up with a slinky camisole top tucked in and a pair of heels for a bit of a glamorous spin for the hot summer nights.