When I initially tried them on I figured they were too big, but the more I looked at them the more I realised they were perfectly oversized.  I turned them up at the leg so they weren't too long and this finishing touch really made me fall in love with them .

Masculine Tailoring

Probably one of my favourite, most aspirational looks of all time is oversized, masculine tailoring.  Sadly I’ve always loved it from afar as I’ve never quite managed to pull if off.  I’m on the short side, so generally I find it ends up looking ill fitted.  So it was to my (massive) surprise when I found these perfectly oversized tailored trousers from Old Navy.

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Unfortunately, Old Navy is yet to cross the pond and come to the UK but when it (hopefully) does, we’re all in for a treat!  It is the youngest sister to Banana Republic and Gap.  It’s very price competitive and known for its basics.  In other words, not the usual place to pick up a pair of perfectly oversized, androgynous trousers.

This shape is one of their classic styles, known as “Harper” and are actually supposed to be a mid-rise tapered leg.  However, one of the best things about being in America is the sizing always comes up on the larger side, so you need to drop at least a dress size, maybe two.  It’s a great little confidence boost wearing a smaller size than usual!  I grabbed these in a US4 (UK8), as it was the smallest they had in stock.  When I initially tried them on I figured they were too big, but the more I looked at them the more I realised they were perfectly oversized.  I turned them up at the leg so they weren’t too long and this finishing touch really made me fall in love with them.  Plus the stripes seem to elongate my legs which thankfully detracts from how short they actually are.

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Outfit Details: Trousers – Old Navy (find HERE) | Sweater – Old Navy (find HERE or similar HERE) | Booties – Miu Miu (find HERE 0r similar on the High Street HERE & HERE) | Bag – Anya Hindmarch (find HERE) | Necklace – Primark (similar HERE & HERE)

It’s a great reminder to look at clothes and style them beyond the “norm”.  You never know when you might find a real gem if you just think outside the box!

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