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SHE WEARS THE PANTS

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In terms of style, classic staples are what I chose to build my wardrobe on. I strongly believe it is much smarter to invest in quality pieces that have longevity than passing trends and always favour style that has a certain element of ease to it. Although I am always drawn to unique materials, texture or suble pattern that puts a unique spin on a classic piece which is why this season I am loving the trend emerging for statement pants. The new twists on classic cuts like denim and coulottes are an effortless way of mixing up basic pieces in your wardrobe and injecting a bit of your own personal style. These are three ways I'll be styling this trend this Winter.

D A Y  /  D E N I M

Deconstructed denim emerged late last Winter and has really established itself this season. Most stores are reinterpreting the original Balmain concept which featured patchwork, dual tone denim and raw cut-off hems. Whilst I love wearing these at any occasion - nothing to me says cool girl chic more than worn in denim, hands down the easiest way to wear these is in a daytime casual setting. The perfect update to a cozy knit, basic tee and sneakers, the detail in the denim gives this look a point of difference with minimal fuss.

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W O R K  /  P R I N T

It can be one of the toughest style juggling acts balancing work appropriate conservativeness and maintaining personal flair. For me, a patterned pant is the fast track to both. Paired here with the ever classic crisp white shirt, a subtle stripe to this straight leg cut is the perfect elevation of the stock standard shirt and pant attire. Add a statement earring and contemporary flats and the look now has character, all that needs to be done is mix these final elements up- add a boot in place of the flat or neck scarf rather than earrings and you have a totally different look.

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N I G H T  /  C U L O T T E

It always seems to be the way that our first instinct is to reach for a skirt when it comes to nighttime events but a dramatic pant is fast becoming a favourite of mine. The key for me is luxe fabrics as overall they will create a nicer shape and ensures that you will avoid looking too casual. Favouring a soft, draped fabric I've paired with a flared sleeve black top that also features the same aesthetic. Then to compliment a tie up, tassel style heel adds detail but also fits this boho-influenced contemporary look. The idea of these fabrics floating in the evening light as you move is the picture of elegance to me- style should always feel effortless and by choosing pieces that create drama yet are comfortable you are sure to achieve this.