08 June 2010

What We’re (All) Wearing: It’s Houli-itis!

Not since Whistles’ silk harem trousers has a fashion trend taken hold of the Grazia staffers so quickly and so comprehensively…But today we can report that it is now CODE RED for an outbreak in the Grazia offices of: Houli-itis.
 
Last week, Grazia nearly caused net-a-porter.com and my-wardrobe.com to crash as half the fashion department and most of the editors here ordered the J Brand Houlihan, the slim fit, low-slung cropped combat trousers that look set to be The Trouser of the Season, certainly at this mag…

J Brand Hoolihan

Yesterday morning, Grazia Editor Jane Bruton declared that there would have to be some kind of rota system for wearing the ‘Houlis’ after three staffers in the same department arrived rocking the cool combats. Junior Fashion Editor Catherine Nieto at least has had the foresight to buy hers in ink blue from Trilogy - everyone else’s are khaki.

J Brand HoolihanJ Brand Hoolihan

Now none of us can remember what we wore before we owned a pair – they’re so good with basic vests or tees or crisp white peasant blouses, and already they’re our new go-to wardrobe basic, for those days when we’re bored of denim.
 
Insanely flattering, especially when worn with heels, just take our advice when ordering – go for a slightly-too-tight fit: the cotton trousers loosen up a little bit after a couple of wears...

 

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