There are some fashion trends that I usually just firmly put in the category of 'love, but can't wear'. Whether that's because I think I'm not tall enough, not slim enough, not cool enough - sometimes I've just resolved that things are not meant to be. Sometimes that's been a bit of a blessing in disguise (man am I glad I didn't spend £80 on disco pants) but sometimes I get a bit of a FOMO type feeling. So - when I spotted this pair of culottes in Matalan last weekend, I decided to just go for it!
My mum looked a bit dubious as I added them to my basket, but when I came out of the changing room wearing them I got the ultimate mother seal of approval: "they actually look quite nice." Score! I'm still not quite convinced that they don't make my bottom look the size of Brazil Bridget Jones style, but I love the wide fit and the high waist and they've given a new lease of life to my collection of cropped tees. Teamed with a striped top and some plimsolls, I feel almost - dare I say it - cool!