Posted: September 30, 2015 6:58am

The little black dress is the go-to for many people when they have a party to go to, but not for me.  I prefer to wear something more relaxed when heading out.

I would love to track down a pair of the Chloe metallic trousers from 2009, and it is one of my saved searches on both eBay and Vestaire Collective. I live in hope of stumbling across them.

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I am not so keen on a lot of metallic trousers as they are too stiff, scratchy and normally unflattering, but the softness and fluidity of lame makes them easier to wear.

My current obsession started when I spotted these at J Crew, teamed with a great white -tshirt, shirt or cashmere and a pair of heels. It just doesn’t get better than this.

The price is what has held me back, and I have been trying to quench my obsession. I have found a few options, but the J Crew pair just cannot be beaten so far. I love the lightweight material as well as the cropped length.

 

 

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I did spot a pair at ASOS, but a size 8 UK too small for me.

Check out some fabulous pairs on Yoox, and I found a vintage pair on eBay which I decided to order as they only cost thirty pounds.

To wear it well you have to dress this look down, ideally with an oversized knit.

I adore this  Hillier Bartley sweater and it is on my Sales Wish List. In the meantime I have bought this one I found on eBay and will be having the patches redone in velvet. I love the contrast of the manliness of the sweater (I’m calling it prison guard chic) with the lame.

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There is nothing in my wardrobe these heels by Olgana Paris featured below wouldn’t go with! The satin, the fur and the soft brown colour are a real change from my normal blacks and beige. I have tried them on and they are really, really high so my search for something a bit more wearable continues.

Please let me know if you find any gold lame trousers!

 

 


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