Outfit details: striped shirt: thrift store, white pants: thrift store, vintage fringed loagers: thrift store, army anorak: Uniqlo
See those white pants I'm wearing? Originally, they were intended as a one night only sort of deal for my Halloween costume (Alex from A Clockwork Orange). I found them at a thrift store, wrapped the waist around my neck (I almost never try anything on, a bad habit!), found that the ends met, and bought them. They are a random, unrecognizable brand, probably something that your average FASHIONS 4 U strip mall trendy clothing store would carry. Anyway, I tried them on in the privacy of my bedroom and found that they fit perfectly--whew!
Now I mention that I bought them strictly for a Halloween costume because up until that point, I hated white pants with a fiery passion. For years I would pass by unassuming racks of white pants and shudder/ grimace/ shake my head. I blame it on middle school. At my particular middle school, white polyester pants with no back pockets were THE thing to wear. I guess I always thought they looked terrible? It's silly how long that conviction has stuck with me because now, I don't think white pants are half bad at all!
Have you ever sworn off a fashion trend only to find yourself liking it down the road?