Cheap & chic: !eather pants.

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If you have been following me on Instagram you would have already clapped your hands with delight on seeing my cheap & Chic of the week : black pleather track pants from Cotton On for $34.
Outrageous !
I yelped with glee and shrieked with awe when I first laid eyes on divine leather track pants in the Celine show  waaay back in June 2011.  Yep, these little beauties first turned up three years ago.( see below).
So why do you need to rush like a lunatic in Louboutins to Cotton On?
Because these coated trackies are baggy, slouchy, low key cool.
The cut is good.
Buy a size up. So they are not tight. Pleather + tight = scary.
They are matte : this looks more expensive than cheap and shiny.
Wear right now on warmer days with a white or grey tee. Or try an oversize white boxy top. Then do the half tuck such as street style star and Chanel model Caroline Maigret (above left). Later in the season when it’s chillier toss on a big sweater. Or a blazer.
Add heels. Pointy heels.
We all need leg lengthening and a touch of glamour.
NB: If the pants start to bag on your baggy bottom after 2 wears? Wear them under a coat.


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  1. Tricky

    March 28, 2014 at 2:51 am

    love the new format FiFi

    • FiFi

      March 29, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Thanks Tricky ! You should be nominated founding honorary member of The FiFi Report ! x

  2. Katie

    April 6, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Can I really wear these FiFi? As a late thirties mother of 3? What flats do I wear these with? Thanks, Katie x

    • FiFi

      April 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Katie,
      great question regarding the Cotton on leather pants!
      yes you can wear them as a late 30’s mother of 3 ! I am older than you ( believe or not HA!) and I am wearing are other friends /women my age…Just make sure they are not tight and that you wear with a loose knit or a slouchy tee. The flats you could try, would be pointy toe flat..but round toe is fine…you could wear with white converse : all white or sneakers – but make sure you have a jacket on top to joosh it up…the thing is that my aim is to have you loving your wardrobe and if you don’t feel comfortable wearing then it’s missing the point! You want to love your wardrobe ! hope that help! F x

      • Katie

        April 21, 2014 at 12:27 am

        Thank you so much Fifi! That helps a lot. I can see them with the white converse. And the heels at night. Clicking to buy! K x