Quite literarily I have spent the last few days thinking about a single pair of trousers , not just any trouser, but the Isabelle marant slightly tapered black patent trouser.
Totally unable to get it out of my mind, wondering how it got there in the first place( my mind that is..) and then realising I had seen something similar on vogue editor Julia Hobbs ...
Wet look squeaky pants!!!! Yes my friends, you are not hallucinating, I would have had the same reaction perhaps a few years back but today it seems I am truly enamoured with this item of clothing which does not say subtle in any way.
Idealy you want a pair that is tapered , high waisted but not quite in mum jeans territory. I wouldn't go for a fitted pair as "poured into your wet looks patent drain pipes" as in &&&&& in Grease is not the look you want.
Styling these pants I would say is a walk in the park as you can totally style it any way you like. The key accessory here I dare say is confidence, as in the title of this blog I mentioned squeak, my friends be aware, be very very aware that your pants will squeak away as you move.
It is January so no chance of sweating your bottom off in these, so very appropriate for the season.
Thermals my friends do not get sexier than these.
I styled mine with a classic plaid red and black shirt, oversized to balance the slight form fitting bottom aspect.
I've done this as an ode to my inner goth child, paired with my other current obsession, Isabelle Marant boots.
A lace blouse as seen at Philosophy below or simply with a vintage T shirt .
Complete your look with any of these...
To the issue of colour, Black will get more wear but if subtlety is not your middle name and blue fashion blood run in your veins, I give you a fantastic vision in red below...
Is this a look only for Fashion editors? No not at all, I think it's a pretty simple look which anyone can do.
Is this a trend? Yes, a passing one , however no.
Do you want to invest one month worth of mortgage on these pants......I think not, a style icon all the same .
So to the rebirth of the patent squeaky pants , thankfully available to buy now in the sale. Avoid the lowest price range as you don't want to leave your glossy bottom print on your new boyfriend's heated Porsche passenger seat.
To getting your squeak on, French chic /Vogue editor chic way ...
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