PUSH IT REAL GOOD
COULD THE PEDAL PUSHER be the most polarising pant on the planet? Sure, if you look at a Kardashian or a Bella or Gigi poured into Lycra so tight you can practically feel your own blood stop circulating, chances are you’re going to think ‘Absolutely not’. But what if a certain picture of street-style star Pernille Teisbaek – she of the 556k-following Instagram fame – happened to jump out at you because you noted that it was the first time, in a very long while, that you’d seen someone look cool in pedal pushers? You note how the flattering cut is skimming not clinging, that there’s no awkward exposing of the knees. Then you clock the shoes (chic white and pointy from Balenciaga), the basket weave leather bag (nice), the interesting belt. But most of all, you clock the jacket, because that simple, single-breasted jacket, which you are also relieved to note will cover your bum and thighs, signals ‘work’ and ‘office’. And suddenly you’re thinking, ‘ Could I?’ and ‘ This is ridiculous! Why have I never considered the long, streamlined tailored short (for that is what they are, essentially) as a viable option for work?’ Hell, make that for work-to-dinner – you could just swap the jacket for a tux. Turns out, the entire fashion department is in agreement. Here, then, our selection of the ultimate smart pedal pushers out there. So yes, pedal pushers are back! In fact, they’re the dernier cri in workwear: modern, flattering, effortlessly do-able, a fresh spin on what to wear to the office – and beyond.
Fashion influencer Pernille Teisbaek proves pedal pushers can be chic