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But Spring is awfully far away, so let’s get back to more urgent dressing conundrums.

Christmas Day! What the hell are you going to wear? And when I say you, I mean me.

I have in the past ended up wearing a dress and tights and sort of smartish shoes on Christmas Day and it just feels strange and wrong. Mostly because I’m not much of a wearer of dresses during the day. I feel like I’m in drag.

I want to be smart out of respect for the day and for other people who have to look at me all day long.

But at the same time I want to feel relaxed and whatever I’m wearing needs to be reasonably practical as I will definitely be going to a playground after lunch otherwise my children will go completely deranged with cabin-fever.

I think the solution to the problem may start with these wide-leg charcoal grey trousers from The White Company above. I have given up on ever getting back into those size 10 2003 wide-leg grey trousers from Topshop, which are my ultimate “thin” trousers because, well, you have to get real at some point about what size is achievable. So I need some new ones because a wide-leg grey trouser is probably my most perfect item of clothing.

Other wide-leg trousers I have seen have been too extreme – I do not want to make a fashion statement, I just want to be stylish. And there is no shop on earth more dedicated to being stylish rather than fashionable than The White Company. The only remaining problem is what to wear on top so as not to look like an office worker. More as I have it.