Monday, 18 June 2012

The Affordable Disco Pant: What Sara Wore

 Disco pants: Ark / Top: Second Hand / Jacket: Vintage / 
Necklace: Second Hand / Patent Loafers: Topshop Sale

Let's get straight onto the real focus here - the disco pants. American Apparel's disco pants have been raved to death about and spotted on virtually every fashion blog going. Now I can, at times, be a bit of a sheep and find myself obsessing over the same item as the majority of tumblr addicted teens. Disco pants have never been an exception to this, but the rational part of my brain has always, thankfully, reminded me of my unemployed and generally penniless situation. 

The AA pair are priced at an extortionate £70 - now I'll get my controversial (?) views on the brand out of the way. Anyone with half a brain can work out that you're investing the majority of your money into the style, the look and the idea that AA so casually radiates. The borderline pornographic advertising campaigns and 'I don't give a fuck' attitude is, apparently, worth a lot of money - money I am not willing to spend.

The Ark disco pants are a very affordable alternative; half the price (still a little steep for a pair of... treggings) at £34.99 but also a satisfying dupe for the original, and like no other I have come across. 
The signature disco pant back pockets are included in the Ark pair, but my attempts to get a non perverted shot of the ol' derrière failed miserably. You'll just have to take my word for it because I draw the line at awkward arse photos. The face-on shots are uncomfortable enough...
To summarise: the Ark disco pants are comfortable, opaque and fitted.
The only other part of my outfit worth commenting on is my beloved bomber, or 'Granny's carpet' as I like to call it. 
Check out the disco pants here


The adorable Albertine from www.lovelyrosepetal.blogspot.co.nz featured my style in a recent post, so please head on over to her blog and take a look.

Sara
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P.s. Disclaimer: I am not a tumblr addicted teen.

13 comments:

  1. http://www.lovelyrosepetal.blogspot.co.nz/ ;) x

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  2. Oops! Adjustment has been made x

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    1. Without the "the" Just Lovelyrosepetal :) xx

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  3. whats wrong with being a tumblr addicted teen...? ;) i am guilty.
    love this post - you look gorgeous as always for starters. and your writing is incredible. and this almost persuaded me to buy a pair. almost...i don't quite think i will ever be brave enough to rock the leggings/treggings/disco pants trend!
    love you. lots.
    xxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Can you tell going back to college has drained me, Albertine!? Sorry again. Rectified... properly.
    Nicola, you're making me blush;)

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  5. OMG you're so lovely! I too have balked at the price tag on AA's disco pants. Def will check out Ark! Thanks for the recommendation :)

    <3

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    1. You'll have to let me know if you take the plunge!

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  6. these are a much better price than the AA ones! I like those ones but I don't think I could spend £70 on a pair of leggings! I'd definitely consider buying the ones from ark though, if only I had slim legs to pull them off:)

    http://mademoisellecharlotteanne.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. For sure. Don't write them off either, it's all about how you wear them:)

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  7. Hey, weird question but how tall are you? I'm about 5'11' and finding it hard to find some disco pant dupes long enough for me, do you think these would fit a person of my height? :) great outfit btw xx

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    1. I do indeed! It's not a weird thing to ask at all, us tall girls have to stick together! I'm about 5'9'' and they would definitely fit you. The only thing to bear in mind is that I roll mine up once or twice so I can't determine whether or not you'd be able to do that, if that bothers you.
      Thanks:)

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    2. True indeed! I ended up buying a pair and they've been fabulous, great length and so comfy, thanks for the recomendation! :)

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