Paper bag linen trousers from Great Plains

Paper bag trousers the trend

There’s a new trend about and ALL HAIL in the name of comfort *high five*. Apart from ‘Mom jeans’ this year, paper bag trousers are probably the most practical and comfortable item of clothing to hit the high street in ages! Whoop to that. Perfect for busy Mums everywhere – such as these Great Plains ones as featured here.

They come in all colours, shapes, sizes and materials and look utterly gorgeous for the summer months ahead.

But are they flattering?

What shoes to wear them?

And what occasion would they suit?

I’d say to find yourself a really good quality pair of paper bag trousers and then you are winning. I absolutely adore these grey Great Plains linen ones (shown below) – as they are gorgeous and feel such good quality. They also sit just right on my waist and are the perfect length for 2017 (which is worn just above the ankle).

Paper bag trousers and a casual tee

I have put mine with TK Maxx wedges, a black leather jacket from Oasis, as well as a plain white linen tee (also Great Plains) to give the look a really causal feel.

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Trousers £65 // Tee £30 // Handbag £27 – all Great Plains

I love this outfit for weekends with the family, doing the school run or just for client meetings. This look would also be perfect for beach days on sunny, summer holidays with some gorgeous sandals.

Do you like this trend?

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

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  1. Stephanie
    April 19, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I’ve some black wide leg topshop paper bag trousers that are ancient I still have for work which are really comfy and make my legs look super long. Looking fresh Jess!

    • Jess
      April 20, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Yay! They sound perfecto xx

  2. April 19, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    That bag is totally gorgeous! I love the trousers too, they look really smart but also something you could wear everyday

    • Jess
      April 20, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks lovely – the bag is gorgeous and I absolutely love it! Under £30 too!!!!!! xx

  3. April 20, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    LOVE these!!! You’ve got the perfect figure to carry them off. They look fab on you Jess — although they may look more like a sack of spuds on me, than paper bag!! I haven’t bought anything from Great Plains for a while — my all-time-fave cardigan was from there — I literally wore it until there was nothing left!! Gorgeous pics!! xx

    • Jess
      April 20, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      No way you stylish Mama!!!! Yes love Great Plains, such superb quality and really classic too xx

  4. April 21, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I’m so out of the fashion loop, I hadn’t heard about paper bag trousers until reading this! I can definitely get on board with this trend though, comfort AND style – that’s winning in my book. I’ll have to take a look at Great Plains, do you have any other brand/store recommendations for this style of trousers? I’m petite so it can get tricky when it comes to trousers xx

    • Jess
      April 21, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hush are doing some lovely ones, and French Connection. I am petite too and these ones I am wearing fit me perfectly xx

  5. April 21, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    These are gorgeous. I love the photo style too like you are a celebrity coming out off a shoot and paparazzi snapping away at you. PERFECTO!

    • Jess
      April 23, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks Jenny too kind!!! xx

  6. April 28, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Absolutely love it! I actually own a pair of trousers exactly like this from way back in…erm…. 2007 I think. Gosh! But I dare say they won’t fit. I must give them a go! xx

    • Jess
      April 29, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Definitely! Love finding stuff like that in my wardrobe too xx

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