The Wide Leg Pants.

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What better place for this set of divine wide-leg pants to feature in but in Cosmopolitan, oh and er, my blog! The longer the better. You should literally be tripping up with each stride. If you’re not, take that hem right down to Chinatown.

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                                  Above: Cheap & Chic Pants, DKNY ($345)

A high waist is a must with the wide leg as it offers length as well as width. It adds proportion. Pockets can be a lovely addition. Keep those little paws warm as we now enter November.

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Hey there’s nothing wrong with a white pair of pants, right? Apart from the obvious underwear issue. Keep the white a brilliant white by preventing the ends trailing on the floor. Feeling a little draughty? Bundle up like this lady did and count on those scarves, ponchos, camel coat and what have ya.

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A spot of Stella McCartney creativity never hurt anyone either. Hugh waist; check. Pockets; check. Groovy blood red blouse tucked into wide leg pants; check.

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If you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful and don’t want to delve in to the Haute Couture fund, then why not do a spot of online shopping and choose these ‘Sheln’ pants for a mere thirty four bucks on abaday.com. just don’t forget to bundle. Try a nice cosy turtle neck tucked in neatly. But please go cashmere.

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Photo credit (second from top): Elliston Lutz. Thank you sir.

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I had a debate with myself on our last travel day from Bozeman, Montana to Kennewick, Washington simply because I lacked inspiration as to what I should base my next (and well overdue) blog upon. Sitting on the bus from the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium, I was suddenly feeling hot and bothered so I wrapped my hair up turban style with a scarf I was wearing at the time. And so that is what I decided to base my next piece on: Head dressing!

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                                Above: Linen turban with denim (stylists own).

Any headpiece which addresses the face is worth the effort. Accentuate the face. Frame the face. The list is endless. Impressions can be made via hats, fascinators, turbans or berets. Be inventive. Be creative.

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                             Above: Street style at Paris AW Fashion week.

Below illustrates how the same ideology translates to the male audience just as much as the ladies. Bring out your Disney side like this brave soul did at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. (Photograph by Kuba Dabrowski).

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I’ve never been particularly drawn to millinery however putting even this small bit of research into this blog has made me more attuned to head pieces and decorative hats. Perhaps a nice vintage hat is on the horizon for me. Seattle scouting is next on the agenda. Vintage shop owners beware!

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             Above: Judith M Designs @ The Very Very Very School of Millinery.

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           Above: Funky Bunny Headphones- Cosmo Girl by Martin Sweers.

No outfit would be complete without the master himself presenting us with the pièce de résistance. The man; Mr Philip Treacy. This wonderful creation designed especially for his Runway collection was inspired by the late Micheal Jackson. Carousels and cartoon characters inserted bring this stunning fascinator to life. What terrific talent and creativity springs  to life with this masterpiece (below).

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Green Pastures

At a rest stop in the town of Medicine Hat (I know), en route to Calgary, I luncheoned out of doors since the weather was inexplicably hot. It got me thinking how there is still so much time to dress in pastels and bright colors, namely green. I find it’s an on-the-fence type of color, often overlooked, bar the obvious March 17th celebration when the majority of the human race dig deep into the depths of its wardrobe for green remnants. While we squeeze the last bit of warmth out from what’s left of the Autumn, wear your greens and wear them loud.

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Above: Cara Delevingne in Cacharel’s 1920 style dress at the Grand Palais circa 2012 SS Fashion Week.

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                              Above: T by Alexander Wang, Resort 2015.

Salvatore Ferragamo echos this in his AW 2015 collection. Bottle green leather pleated skirt and top with knotted belt. Check.

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Just so the active don’t feel left out this week I have included a rocking pair of retro roller skates. Another snippet of proof how green as stood the test of time. Don’t they scream white picket fence in a Californian suburbia setting? How very Wonder Years.

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Just to throw it in for the wow factor and for those who can dig their pockets deep, cast an eye below on Céline’s tote leather and pair with Christian Louboutin’s high heel pumps. Put ’em on and you’ll be in Kansas in no time.

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If you’re not feeling quite so generous to yourself why not go with an Alilovesyou Bag. Made in Spain and retailing at €620. Top handles are all the rage so you’re certain to be in trend.

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Here are just a few examples of how playful you can be with colors in your outfit especially when it comes to green. Not so cool and discouraging to wear like we once thought but rather soothing and easy on the eye. Pair with scuba, classic blue or even aquamarine to compliment it. Keep the luck of the Irish with you.