I have kind of a thing for wacky patterned pants – I own one pair in a nutty navy blue paisley which I only surfaced on the bravest of occasions. I haven’t kept up much with fall fashion week (fall fashion? I haven’t even decided on anything for spring!) but a quick look at J.Crew is making me think that those paisley babies will be coming out a lot more. Not to mention a few companions from their collection for the coming year. So far the black and white are my favorite, with the navy/white combo up top a close second – but those are looking rather similar to the ones I had already flagged from this spring so maybe we will have already checked that box.
Not only are the pants something – and I’ll warn you, they’re not all for the faint-hearted and some prints are decidedly more successful than others (also not all of them have to be worn with 17 layers up top and nothing past your ankles) – but the shoes are looking rather sharp too. Could these be from the new Manolo Blahnik collaboration? And more importantly, what is this collaboration going to set me back?