Trousers: Marks & Spencer, Top and Hat: Both Primark, Shoes: Boohoo
I nabbed near-enough the last pair of these in the M&S sale a few months back, but you can still find similar versions elsewhere... As far as the so-called "illusion" effect goes, I wouldn't buy a pair purely on that basis - if you're after slimmer looking pins, you'd be better off with a full-length all-black pair in my opinion. Having said that, however, I adore these for the boldness of their cut and design (quelle surprise, coming from the Mistress of Monochrome!) along with their smart-meets-sporty vibe.
Trousers and Top: Both Primark, Shoes: As Above, Sunglasses: Primark + DIY
It was pretty much a given that I would be embracing the Beetlejuice aesthetic sooner or later, right? When these babies were reduced to £7 a week or two ago, I knew the time had come. One of this season's defining must-try-buys on the basis of fun factor alone, I was pleasantly surprised that they turned out not to be hideously unflattering either! In a tailored stretch fabric which makes them easier to pair with crop tops than your average pair of striped leggings, their higher-than-average waistband is also (finally) easing me into the '90s-meets-Rihanna belly-button-baring trend.
Have you road tested your go-faster stripes yet?