Budget buy – Baggy U pants

Uniqlo dropped their spring U collection last Thursday.  The U collection’s are made up of “progressive essentials”, created by artistic director, Christophe Lemaire together with the in-house design team.

The formula with basics in minimalistic, clean cut shapes and a unisex feeling turns out particularly well when it come to trousers. And it holds true for spring 19′ as well.

If we start with the jeans, both the loose fitting and the high-waisted flares has a nice cut and good fit. But the pants that was the main reason for me rushing off to the Regent street store as soon as I could, was the high-waist baggy cotton ones.

When I got there two days after the launch, I was lucky to grab the last pair in my size in dark olive green. They have a really baggy leg and the high waist is quite slim.

The look is a cool combo btw elegant 80s and utility uniform. I realise this is not for everybody, but if you’re into oversized looks and pants in particularly then it’s a really good buy.

Versatility is at the crux for me. More than ever so, since the last years I been really trying to sustainability secure my purchases. And I think these are perfect in that regard. Shoes and accessories will easily dress them up or down.

P.s. The white shirt in an androgynous fit comes from Swedish brand Maska. It’s made of soft Italian cotton and has a nice herringbone pattern. I bought it back in 2015. But they still make it. I applaud when brands keep some pieces over the years. This fits well with Maska’s overall sustainable approach. D.s.

High-waisted two tucked trousers, 39.90, Uniqlo U. Tank top in organic cotton, £4.99, H&M Conscious. White shirt Ellen, £160, Maska. Sandals, £29.99 Eytsys x H&M.


Raye wide-leg cotton chino trousers

The camel colour pants from Raey is the perfect everyday work wear. Depending on mood, weather and work tasks it can easily be dressed down or up. When warehouse or photo session day in the webbshop, I pair it with an well-worn t-shirt. Add a white shirt and the work meeting outfit is sorted.

Raey is the in-house brand from fashion online success Matchesfashion.com that I find myself returning to over and over again. With clean, crisp silhouettes and a masculine touch it’s timeless aesthetics it’s what I want as the back bone in my wardrobe.

Wide-leg chino trousers, £225, Matchesfashion.