I wasn't lying about my foolproof strategy for picking Monday's wears.
Although this is another Case of the Mondays, today's post is not on style to be quite honest (and judging from the look in question). Let's talk strategy. Specifically, the use of trickery.
From afar, these pants look like a classic pair of herringbone trousers.
|shirt: T by Alexander Wang, pants and shoes: Zara, necklace: Stella & Dot|
Surprise, motherf*ckers! They're sweatpants. With leather pockets, but sweatpants nonetheless. Elastic waist, elastic cuffs. Sweatpants. Designed and produced with a stroke of genius!
Once upon a time, I worked at a restaurant. Well, unfortunately, it was twice upon a time. One summer I worked as a hostess, another summer I worked as a server at a tacky chain restaurant renowned for its attractive staff. (I got the job through a friend, and yes I hated every second of it.)
Although no pieces of flair were required other than a thick skin (or low self-esteem), a primarily black wardrobe was. Many of the girls I worked with would wear black Lululemon yoga pants with a top long enough to cover the logo (which is typically located in place of a tramp stamp) and a pair of heels, in an effort to be comfortable and avoid hefty dry-cleaning bills.
This is not good trickery.
Wearing yoga pants as dress pants doesn't work. Wearing normal pants that fit like sweatpants does work. Without getting too technical and pretending that I know what I'm talking about, it's a matter of material. Luon = no. Herringbone = yes. Yes!
Vancouver, are you still listening to me?
Herringbone trousers are $60 at Zara.
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