Forget tweenies in push-up bras and thongs and let’s focus on a more important issue – the Mutton/Lamb conundrum. That’s Not My Age doesn’t need Government guidelines on what’s age-appropriate – does anyone, really?! I nailed the art of bright summer trousers weeks ago, so now I’m thinking of ‘pushing the boundaries’ with a pair of floral pants. You know, a bit like the ones seen at Erdem’s S/S 2011 show (above), but cheaper. Actually, during the latest round of de-cluttering I’ve emptied a bookcase, thrown out some old bedlinen and re-discovered a pair of floral pants. They’ve been lying at the bottom of my holiday box since the late eighties. No idea what happened to the Katharine Hamnett denim I flounced around in as a student but I’ve still got a pair of stretch Capri pants from Hobbs. How did that happen?
My rules for wearing floral pants are pretty much the same as for coloured denim; good with an over-sized shirt and flat pumps, and, because Erdem’s double floral arrangement is tricky to pull off, it’s best to keep things simple. I’ve opted for a simple navy jersey top and Michelle Obama-inspired kitten heels.
If you fancy a pair of er, fancy pants Comptoir des Cotonniers have a lovely faded floral pair:
Do you have any age-appropriate style tips? Would you wear floral pants?