Baggy Khakis

Yesterday, as I was clicking-through my Bloglovin' feed,  I came upon a post on The Sartorialist's blog titled "If You're Thinking About.....Baggy Khakis."  I must admit that, up until that point, I had actually not been thinking about baggy khakis, nor have I been since about 1986. Especially rolled-up, wide-leg ones.  But the photos drew me in. The girls looked relaxed yet put-together, and not overly dressed, as so many of these "waiting outside the fashion show" looks seem to be. It looked easy.  I'm all for that. Plus, it gave me ideas as to what to do with my khakis. Khakis for me are difficult, because they can so easily stray into corporate workwear territory. I always feel like I am running the risk of being just one polo shirt away from looking like I'm going to a convention for IT guys when I get the khakis out. So, maybe this would be a good option. Here goes.

L.L. Bean velveteen jacket,  Gap Khakis, J. Crew denim shirt, Chinese Laundry flats

This is not a very feminine look, so I tried to offset some of the borrowed from the boys, Annie Hall-edness with some more feminine leopard flats, unmade messy hair, and red lipstick with little other makeup. I am also wearing a belt here, and had the blouse tucked-in, but preferred the loose slouchy look of having it out so that it would peek out from under the jacket.

So....the rolled wide leg pants? I don't hate it. I can see myself wearing some permutation of this in the spring, or on a plane going from a cold to a warm climate, but lets face it, this is Scotland, it is nearly November, and the only reason to roll your pantlegs up is either because you came on your bike, or you are trying to avoid the rushing floodwaters brought on by the driving rain. I will probably wear this look with the pantlegs down and a pair of converse sneakers instead.  At least for now.








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  1. I really like this look - I wrote about the "don't try too hard look" last week, and this it a great example. You look relaxed and confident and cool. The red lips are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  2. Vey nice look, but yes, it is for the summer... love the shoes!

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  3. Yes, excellent casual, not trying to hard look. Love your comment about "but lets face it, this is Scotland, it is nearly November, and the only reason to roll your pantlegs up is either because you came on your bike, or you are trying to avoid the rushing floodwaters brought on by the driving rain."

    Remember it for Spring!

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  4. Funny, I do have a pair of baggy, rolled khakis from several years ago, which I meant to wear all summer and never got around to. Next summer, for sure!

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  5. love them!

    xx

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  6. I'm learning, from genius women like you, to get over my antipathy towards leopard prints. Here you show a great way to wear it. I may actually go out and look for a pair like yours. That might ease me into flats for more than padding around the house(!!! I love my heels.) And for me, this is a pretty good chunk of inspiration. Good job, you!

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