For various long and generally self critical reasons, I am not keen on pants. I have 3 pairs and none of them are workhorses. (One pair is going to be converted into shorts this summer.)

Some time ago I saw an interview with Michelle Obama looking fab wearing full length, wide legged pants. Since then I’ve been wanting to try out that style again.

Eventually I got a not too expensive pair from Yoox. (My history makes me reluctant to spend up.) Mine are winter weight and have pockets. They are a bit more menswear-ish than Michelle’s. More like Joan Bennett (#2). Or Gigi Hadid (#3).

I had to hem them and, as you all know, hemming is a one-shot decision for wide legged pants. My first instinct was to hem them for wearing with 5cm block heels. But then I had a minor epiphany. If I can wear them with flats, I will wear them more. I don’t work in an office anymore and hardly ever wear heels.

So, in what may be another surprising turn for my style, I decided that I will wear these with sneakers. Fashion sneakers of course

#4-5 is WIW for dinner with DH.

DIY: I’ve mentioned that I’m building a small capsule of bronze and gold items. I used the Tarrago bronze shoe cream to bronze up a clutch that I wasn’t using much (#6-7).

The jacket is another story. Every now and then YOOX has a designer item at a surprising price. So it was with this Versace jacket for around $120. Very aviatrix does disco. What could possibly be wrong with that?

#8-9 are my take on Joan Bennett’s wide leg pants look. I should be able to wear these versions in a few weeks when the weather is a little warmer.

Only 4 more wears and these will become my most worn pants! Wish me luck

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