Yesterday I posted a few more items from NAS.

The Chelsea 28 denim culottes were a controversial item. Thank you so much for your honest responses. I saw what many of you saw, looking at those photos. Her thighs are bigger than her waist, my mum once said of me. And stubby legs., too. But hey, if you've got it, flaunt it, right?

In all seriousness, I am highly motivated to see if these can work, for these reasons:

  • Angie particularly encouraged me to try them after seeing them on several clients.
  • I have a casual lifestyle and wear denim almost every day, so refreshing my denim capsule is the easiest and most practical way for me to refresh my style each autumn.
  • They are surprisingly comfortable!! I am usually against stretch in jeans but in these, I actually like it.
  • Plus, it's a hassle to return.

Greater love hath no woman for her wardrobe than to try on clothes on a stinking hot day. I apologize for the lighting. I did my best and over exposed a bunch, which does tend to make the distressing look more obvious.

Herewith a few potential ways I might wear these if I keep.

1/2 I bought this Land's End pullover for my late mother. I loved seeing it on her (she looked spectacular in it) and so I saved it after she died. (I have the cardigan, too, so it's a twinset.) It's petite, so too short to wear with lower rise pants. I thought it might work here.

3. Thrift store 60s brocade shell with the same Okalas.

4. Club Monaco split back tank and different Okalas. I tried to get a photo of the rear but it went all blurry; I guess I moved.

5. Zara batwing silk/cotton sweater and Topshop Jolenes.

6. For a cozy at-home day -- Zara slipper booties and J. Crew toile sweatshirt.

7. Sailor style outfit for late spring -- J. Crew tee and Topshop sandals.

8. With the gilet? Maybe too many things going on here. Not sure. Anyway, underneath is a slim fitting layering t-neck -- that type of top works easily with the culottes.

9. Semi-tucked blouse and darker booties for fall.

10. Trying with my Reiss jacket.

11. Deep winter -- super heavy Theory woollen asymmetrical cropped sweater. You can't really get a sense of the asymmetry here, alas, but it's angled to one side.

12. Pinned up about 1. 5 inches (to the end of the let down hem) with booties. This makes them much less wearable in my climate as a year round item.

13. With the Jolenes, pinned.

Are your opinions the same or different now that you have seen them styled?

Also -- if I get these (and like them) I might also seek out a plainer dark wash wide leg pair of crops similar to the ones Angie sported today, or a pair of J. Crew Teddies, which seem to work extremely well on many body types.

Thank you for reading and looking!

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