Blue Trousers: Weird Or Wonderful?

I’ve started fantasising about wearing blue trousers. Not navy or a deep shade of petrol blue, but proper unapologetic cobalt or electric blue. It began with a browse on the Finery London website. I have a voucher, which I’m (too) eager to spend. The dresses are a little busy for me, and for an occasional dress wearer, I have plenty in my wardrobe as it is. But I will never own enough pairs of trousers, and I’m always looking for fresh cuts and colours to wear them in (without veering into clown-like territory).

I’m imagining bold blues mixed with rich burgundy, earthy maize and biscuity camel. It’s the perfect autumnal colour palette, which I tend to lean towards regardless of the season. Here are the items I’ve got my eye on now.

The more I look at these Finery trousers, the more I want them. The cut is so grown-up, with the high waist, pleated front panels and turn-ups. The colour is rich, and I know from other Finery pieces I’ve bought that the quality will be excellent, and so they will last. I’m dying to wear these with a pair of oxblood boots when autumn comes round.

Rushbrook peg trousers, €89 at

Zara is great for adding a twist to traditional tailoring. I really like the crossover design of these pants and the metallic detailing at the front. These would look great with some of this season’s deconstructed shirting.

Crossover trousers, €39.95 at Zara

This stunning suede jumpsuit from online retailer Uterque is such a standout piece. This is modern cocktail wear at it best. The tactile suede means it will feel as good to wear as it looks on.

Blue suede jumpsuit, €379 at

A classic shape in a contemporary colour, these Victoria, Victoria Beckham pants offer an easier way to wear bright blue as they are minimalist in every other regard. They have no detailing at all, just a timeless shape in a fresh shade of blue.

Crepe straight-leg pants, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, €390 at

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