Do you have a preference for a fancy pant?

Fashion and style frighten me sometimes. I am a jeans and jumper kind of gal, and in summer it would be cargos and t-shirts. I have many friends who are effortlessly stylish. I have actually had many of them go through my wardrobe and throw things into bags and take them directly to Vinnies. And I am ok with that, and here is why.

I leave stuff to the experts. I am not great at choosing paint colours for houses, so I call in an expert. I am crap at cutting hair, so I go to the hairdresser. I am no good at fixing Chuy after a fight with Darth Vadar the Neighbourhood Bully, so I take him to the vets. And when I am attracted to a controversial item of clothing, I turn to an expert for advice.

This week, Country Road sent our their sales magnet, the SPEND AND SAVE offer. They do it about four times a year. Recently I have not taken them up on their offer because their colour palate over Winter has been restricted to BLOOD CLOT and PUS. I cannot wear either hue and so I have not darkened their doorstep for some time. But there was one item of clothing, a pant if you will, that started speaking to me from their website.

And not just a pant. A utility parachute pant.

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Now, I have no intentions of ever parachuting so did I have a need for them? I sent it off to a stylish friend who gave them a tick. She came with me to try them on and after several minutes staring at my ass in them, along with the store manager, she deemed them to be worthy. HUZZAH! A controversial pant success! I have written a lot about controversial pants in the past, and my readers have always been very honest with me.

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I have never, ever worn these pants. They are hanging in my closet. I look stupid in them and they scratch me. Can you see why I need expert guidance?

Back back to my UTILITY PARACHUTE PANTS. What the actual fuck and I going to wear with them? I am a member of a large, closed Facebook Page dedicated to styling and fashion. so I whacked up my UTILITY PARACHUTE PANTS and asked the wise ladies what I should wear them with. Thick and fast, the advice came in and so now I am not so clueless. But it was yesterday, as I walked past the sideboard in the dining room, that a random style inspo reached out and slapped me across the face.

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All I need is a pair of ballet flats, a military jacket and a jaunty cap! And so today I shall seek out such items, so next time I am in Aldi doing the shopping, I shall be doing it with swagger.

Do you have a preference for a fancy pant?