Sometimes, a new garment which looks basic but good in the mirror can proove very difficult to photograph properly. As in, looking even half-way flattering... That happened to me with this pair of trousers. It's a very basic pair: black cotton twill/ lightweight jeans, waist high, scoop pockets at the front, patch pockets at the back, narrow, tapered legs with the hem at ankle length.
I know a lot of you probably hate the 'bare ankle look' but I actually like it for those trouser styles which are narrow at the bottom (so, tapered belt pleated trousers and narrow ones).
They look fine although a day of wear left them a bit loose but that's a given with jeans, isn't it? If I still find them on the loose side after laundry, I could always take them in a little bit after all.
However, I put them on as part of what I thought was a nice, sloughy outfit and then, in the afternoon, I realised I could still take some pictures.
Believe me, this was the least dorky shot I got...
So, I changed the top, hoping that would help. Fortunately, it did a bit.
The strange thing is, not only did neither outfit look particularly bad in the mirror, E said he liked the new trousers. And when I wore the first outfit to work today, no-one seemed to think anything of it (I know, co-workers usually don't criticize each other's outfits, but still...)
Something funny was mentioned today though, something which does relate to my trousers: We were discussing jeans sizes and the work-experience girl mentioned she didn't think I would fit into some petite range because I am so tall... She's only a couple of centimeters shorter herself (and it's not a size issue either, this girl is quite a bit skinnier than I am)... Then she said: Ok, but you have very long legs...
That's when I realised what she was on about. High waistlines and heels. I know the look I usually try to create, I just didn't expect anyone to be so completely fooled by it!