Okay, I can’t lie- when the ‘disco pant’ trend first came about (after it’s initial birth in the 80’s) I was a little worried. The terms ‘skin tight, spandex, and figure hugging’ (when applied in trouser form) are ones I usually stay far far away from. So, when Republic
contacted me asking me to style up a pair of disco pants
, I had a tiny panic- what do you wear with them?! After a long hard think it dawned on me. Do they really have to be hard to wear? When thought of like a shiny black skinny jean it was simple. So, above, I have comprised a mini ‘ways to wear’ guide, and although there are many an ‘awkward lean’ shown, hopefully it can give you some ideas as to ways to wear them (or even sway you if you’re in two minds!) here goes…
(From top left)
Look 1:(Top: Eagles of Death Metal merch, Shoes: Converse)
My first look comes to you inspired by my favourite babe, Drew Barrymore. Think cropped band tee (Eagles of death metal tee shown!) statement (preferably cheesy) sunnies, Converse trainers, messy beachy hair and a red lip.
Look 2: (Dress (used as top): American Apparel, Jacket:Whistles, Shoes: Topshop)
Taken from one of my favourite fictional musical characters, Sandy from Grease. Perhaps not an every day outfit, (but certainly pretty sassy) a tucked in body, chunky biker jacket, with a ladylike peep toe, makes for a figure flattering and (dare i say it) ‘edgy’ look (if you’re in Rydell High anyway…)
Look 3:(Top: French Connection)
My ultimate go-to outfit. A simple Breton striped tee. No fuss. No mess (?). Just good clean stripes. Boom.
Look 4:(Top: Zara, Necklace: New Look, Shoes: Topshop)
I tried something a little more ladylike with this outfit. Contrasting a loose pastel blouse (with matching New Look gem collar) with my new glitter heels made for a slightly more girlie take on the trend.
Look 5:(Top: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop)
The plain white tee ( or shirt) seemed like an obvious option for this look, but nonetheless works pretty well. Need I say more?
Look 6:(Shirt: Next, Shoes: Converse)
My final look is teamed with a fitted denim shirt (could also look good with an oversized denim jacket) and converse, making for a slightly more grungy look.
How would you wear yours? Have you dipped your toes into the disco pant trend?