Here is the thing. Fug Nation may actually not love wacky trousers. It might just be me. And here is the thing: I hardly ever wear proper, non-jeans trousers, because I am very long of torso and it’s difficult for me to find ones that fit properly. But it seems that all the non-jeans trousers I own are…well, they’re really kooky. I have a pair of silk pants from J.Crew that are covered in tigers. I have a pair of high-waisted red plaid flannel pants that I call my Mary Tyler Moore pants (like these, but with more flared legs and the plaid has more red. They’re VERY Christmas-y). I have several varieties of sailor pants. I….might have wacky taste in lady pants? And I invite you to join me in the world of kooky bottoms. WHY NOT? LIFE IS SHORT. WEAR SILLY TROUSERS:

It turns out Talbots is a FONT of ridiculous pants, as is Boden. I’m in favor.  (And, FYI, for Talbot’s in particular, if you like these pants click through — they have a good range of sizes regardless of the size shown on the model, in both larger and smaller directions.) My feeling is, the further a wacky print is from your face, the easier it is to pull off, because people MOSTLY look at your face. This is why crazy shoes are easier to wear than you think they are, and wacky pants are actually, I think, more do-able than really over-the-top shirts.  If you wear a really chill shirt and standard-issue shoes, the insane pants kinda just bring your outfit batting average to normal. I’m just saying: You might think these are Too Much for you, but they’re not as much as you think they are. If you have a Wacky Pants Loving Person inside you, let her out sometimes!

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