“ Brand: Soul Cal / type: Track Pants „
When it comes to clothes I am a self confessed girly girl. I cant remember the last time I owned a pair or trainers and tracksuit bottoms I think are suitable for lounging around the house in or going to the gym in and thats really it. I dont have any problem with the style of clothing just that I dont think it would suit me and the design doesnt really attract any attention from me at all. So with that in mind it makes it even more weird that I was attracted to these 'Soul Cal Cropped Joggers' straight away when I was browing the Republic website - I wanted to buy them straight away and to actuallly....wear outside the house!! I have literally no idea why but as soon as I saw them I knew I would love them and Im so glad I strayed FAR away from my usual style with these!
Price: Was £24.99 Now £10
Stockists: Republic & Amazon.
Colours: Available in Navy, Grey, Black, Yellow & Purple - they might have more but those are the colours Ive personally seen in store!
Sizes: [Left on amazon website] 8, 10 & 12. But there might be more in stores.
Other Info: 3/4 length cropped style, low riders, made from 'sweat fabric' & these are machine washable.
*As I say with most clothes if your buying these buy them in your 'average' size. I bought these in a size 10 just to be sure and even though they are a bit too big that fits in with the style really well rather than make them look too big for me. Attempt to try them on though IF you can find them in store.*
As with most Republic clothes - the ones I own anyway - these look very true to life in the picture so if your buying online (like I did) you wont be disappointed as the colour and style is exactly the same. These bottoms are mostly an elephant grey all over and are in typical trackie bottom design. By that I mean you have the usual elasticated waist to aid comfort and fit, the low pockets at the side of each leg and the drawstring ties at the front. The elasticated waist for me makes these perfect for chilling out in as it keeps them up with being too tight or cutting into my skin at all, the pockets are a decent size I think but I also dont think they are deep enough for me to trust leaving my stuff in there when Im walking around. The drawstring ties are a good idea - especially if these are a little bit too big for you but as yet I havent needed to use them - Ive found my size is pretty spot on doesnt need to be ay tighter or baggier.
On the thigh of the left leg is the SoulCal brand name in white and the word 'California' in raised blue/purple felt type lettering - I think thats a nice touch as it displays the brand name without making them look tacky or too over the top. These are cropped joggers which means they wont come all the way down your leg - although how far down they go will depend on your personal height and weight - they come slightly past my knees on me which makes for a really comfortable fit and they dont feel too tight at all on my legs - length or weight wise. At the bottom of each leg is another elasticated part which means the leg part is baggy most of the way down and then becomes tighter are fitted at the bottom - they are casual yet dont look too baggy or too casual - not for me anyway. Now here comes the one part Im not THAT keen on - I dont count it as a major disadvantage for me personally but I think other people might feel otherwise. These are very low riding. When I put these on I feel like a good portion of my bum is on show - it isnt but feeling as if it is still isnt very pleasant.
It doesnt really matter so much to me because I wear thongs that are quite low riding anyway so nothing is on show - plus as my friends would sya I have enough junk in the trunk to hold the bottoms up! But that may be a problem for other people - maybe people with smaller bums or bigger knickers! Apart from that though I dont have a problem with these - I still dont own a pair of trainers so I tend to wear these with flip flops which doesnt sound like it would work but it really does. These are quite plain and casual so they match with everything I own and are perfect for lounging around the house in, working out in and I never thought Id say this but going out in as well! Im glad I took a chance on these even though they arent my style at all and I would highly recommend them to everyone.
Thanks For Reading.
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