Are you tempted by the Disco Pants trend or not a fan at all? I did venture into Shoreditch later on that day and spot a least five others in the same style, but maybe they are no less of a ‘thing’ than denim jackets or Dr Martens. Now all I need to do is try out some dancing in them!
Oh dear, you might be thinking, yet another blogger cliché. First came the Instagram posts, now it’s time for the disco pants, but please hear me out. I was curious about the shiny-tregging phenomenon ever since they surfaced on the website a while ago and have since spread through the blogosphere (and streets of East London) like wildfire. When Republic got in touch about styling up a pair, my mind was slightly filled with dread as I’ve not been successful with American Apparel bottoms in the past, but luckily Jen convinced me otherwise. They may look deceptively small on the hanger but somehow they contain Spanx-like properties and smooth things out where jeans might crease. I stuck to fail-safe black and attempted to make them less grunge and more girly armed with my favourite buckle shoes and bow ring.
Shirt – Vintage
Wishbone necklace – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sandals – c/o Brandosa
As you can see, I kept things pretty safe with a vintage floral shirt over the top to hide that awkward nether region. I’m not sure if I’ll ever venture into tucked-in territory like what Olivia did (see what I did there, excuse the grammar), but it is fun to have a nice and shiny alternative to jeans. Finally I can channel my inner Sandy from Grease when I go out and not worry about a Ross from Friends leather pants situation. Although I may have cheated slightly and not countered my fear of high-waisted skin-tight things, I think these will really come into their own during the Autumn/Winter months when I can layer up to my hearts content. The AA page pointed me towards some non-typical styling ideas, which I want to interpret in my own way once Summer has truly left us. They definitely have a lot of potential as they are such a basic item and easy to put your own stamp on, whether your style is more Darling than Dalston.