Raise your hands if you glanced at Topshop’s website last week and came across these PVC skinny trousers and thought to yourself ‘Susie Bubble is so going to be buying those….’. Well you’d be right and I suppose there are times when you just have to say ‘Yup…I’ve become hideously predictable…’. First it was the latex leggings which I still pull out for the skintight shine. Then it was the American Apparel black latex-look leggings which I’ve accidentally washed a few times and now have developed a matt leather effect which are useful for everyday wear. So then these PVC trews are sort of like the inbetween stage of the first two, not quite everday but not exactly super-spesh.
The skinny fit, in true Topshop style is not super-skinny but as it is PVC, the extra slouch in the legs works this time. What most will be thinking is the horribly seasonal properties of a a pair of PVC pants but after messing around with them for a while, I’ve now dubbed them the de-summerising pants. As in, you pair them with your summery dresses, floaty tops, the light/airy stuff that you’ve probably stored away now, and instantly the summer is zapped out of said items. Sure, wooly tights, polonecks and other wintry things can make summery clothes work all year round, but the PVC trews really just zaps any notion of summer out of the picture with laser-like precision. So if I just remember them as the de-summerising pants, these should hopefully see me through a few years.