OOTD: VINYL PANTS + COZY, BOXY COLOUR-BLOCK SWEATER
Hi guys, Happy Tuesday! Today’s OOTD is all about my latest obsession: Plastic pants. Or at least, I affectionately refer to them as the plastic pants, because then everyone knows what I’m talking about.
I had been looking for some wet effect leggings for quite a long time. Years, actually. I remember American Apparel had a version back in the day, which I didn’t get because I had heard they fell apart quite quickly. And since I’m super tiny, it’s kind of hard to find clothes that fit me, let alone pants that have to fit really tight to look good. Like no one wants to go out in baggy vinyl leggings, am I right?
Recently H&M started making clothes in size 0, which is basically one of my dreams coming to life. When I saw they had these “plastic pants” for sale, I knew immediately I had to have them. Especially since they’re $24, it’s kind of a no-brainer. Side note, they’re also available in faux leather red, which I actually really think I need now.
Before moving on, here are a few things about the plastic pants: They’re much more comfortable than I thought they would be. Like, immensely more so. I thought they would be loud, sticky, stiff and extremely hot, since they’re plastic and not breathable. But they’re actually none of those things. I mean sure, they’re not linen pants, and the breathability factor is almost nonexistent. So I definitely wouldn’t wear these in the Summer.
But for Winter time, when I’m always freezing, I find that these actually come in quite handy. Since they’re not actually vinyl pants (they’re basically leggings coated with a thin layer of polyurethane), they’re actually a lot more flexible than I thought, and there’s no “deflated beach ball” vibes about it.
The first time I tried them on, it was a bit more difficult to get into them, not gonna lie. But after wearing them for about an hour, they started “loosening up” a little, and they got a lot more comfortable. Not to say that they became saggy (ew!) but they kind of “melted” to my skin (without the actual melting) to really hug me in all the right places.
I’ve worn them 4-5 times now and they became one of my favourite pants. They’re pretty versatile and they go with anything, and they definitely pack a major punch. I don’t know if it’s just me (actually, scratch that - I KNOW it’s not just me) but I find leather pants on a woman to be extremely sexy. These ones, with the wet effect, are probably the pants in which I feel the sexiest.
Not gonna lie, I love an outfit that looks sexy without having to whip my tits out or wear a super short skirt. I feel like vinyl pants are all about being extremely sexy while still leaving a lot to the imagination. Which is probably what makes them so sexy.
But moving on to the top part of this outfit: my huge-ass colour-block sweater. This one is a size Small, yet I’m pretty sure it’s the same size as most of Sasha’s sweaters, which are mostly men’s Medium (or Large, in some cases). So suffice to say, this is a loose fit. It’s also super soft, which surprised me when taking the price-point into consideration. I thought it would be just OK, but I actually love it.
I feel like they balance the sexy aspect of the pants really well, turning them into more of a cozy, weekend vibes outfit. It’s longer than what I usually wear, but since it’s a relatively fine knit (at least not super bulky, I can also tuck them in my pants without too much bulk, which I appreciate. But for this outfit, they’re the perfect length, since they cover about 2/3 of my butt (if we’re being super specific). And I have a cute little butt, but to be honest, I kind of prefer to have it covered a bit in these pants, since they’re quite revealing from behind.
This exact sweater is now sold out (what?? I got it last week!!) but it’s available in another colour combination, which I linked right below, along with the pants, shoes and some similar sweater options. My pineapple purse is from ZARA, from a few seasons back, but there’s now a super similar (or exact replica?) available on Amazon, which you can get right here for a few dollars.
What do you guys think of this outfit? Love it, hate it? Would you wear the plastic pants? If you haven’t tried that trend, I highly encourage you to. They’re super flattering and make you feel kinda badass, really.
Love, Jenny xx