I don’t know about you but I almost fell off my chair when I saw an article featuring ski pants on Vogue.com! This winter, prepare to see ski pants, puffer jackets and even button up tracksuit pants are making an appearance.
The ladies over at TownMouse CountryMouse Ireland forecasted the ski pants trend sometime ago by the way.
Now I love a good throwback so I’m doing my best to embrace this look.
Anywhere I’ve seen ski pants featured, they’re styled with a heel but I can’t help thinking the skinny styles are still unflattering….and don’t get me started on fashion editorials where the stirrup is wrapped around a heel!
Personally I think they look good in a looser leg with a mule type shoe or with runners in traditional nineties style. They do compliment heeled loafers also.
If you really want to go for the Alps/Aspen look, then you’ll need a giant puffy jacket as well! Take Kenny from South Park as your inspo and you’re on the right track.
I’m normally not a fan of either of puffers or parkas but this season’s ones are cute and girly like this pink River Island one.
This is the ultimate winter jacket, it’s a gorgeous colour, super warm and a great length. I tried it on yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was.
It also looks very nice with a pop of pink lipstick! FYI, €120 but I would buy it if I could afford it! (I bought it in the end thanks to Asos’s Black Friday discount 😉
This Balenciaga ad manages to combine both puffer jacket and ski pants-impressed!
Padded/Puffer jackets look best in a matte material, the shiny ones just look a bit cheap and tacky. Steer clear!
Slogans add some fun detail like this Topshop one. Oh and the bigger the better or otherwise it’s not a puffer jacket!
We’ve all seen that photo of Kim in her Adidas trackies and bizarre as it is I have to say it’s one of her better outfits. She almost looks semi-comfortable unlike when she’s squeezed herself into nude cycling shorts and sock boots…shudder!
Can they actually make a comeback? Is this a throwback too far?! Where did Kim even find them…in a museum?!
To top off all this, the shoes of the season are clunky heeled loafers. Let that sink in. Loafers aren’t the prettiest of shoes but they are damn smart! These classic black ones from Zara are one of my favourites this year. They are €49.95.
Even if you’re not a massive fan, you have to admit they’re better than mules or flats with ballet laces…and those are your other two choices shoe lovers!
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Backless styles are a nightmare, stick to a traditional black embellished loafer or mix it up with these colourful Topshop ones.
To be honest, there are ways to style even the most “unwearable” of trends! The only things I will say an emphatic no to are the aforementioned awful lace-up ballet shoes.
Let’s all say it together: NO!