If you’ve been faithful to formfitting pants without ever having tried their voluminous counterparts then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Wide leg pants are flattering on virtually everyone. Tall, petite, curvy, boyish—whatever your body type you can make them work for you. They’re also versatile and can look perfect as an off duty look when paired with a simple white tee or dressed up with a cami or silk blouse. You can wear them to work, on the weekend, to dinner or to brunch so you’ll definitely get plenty of use out of them and won’t regret investing in a pair. Also, a pair of wide leg pants just looks polished and chic so it’s ideal if you want an easy shortcut to looking like you spent a few hours styling yourself when really you rushed out the door in five minutes. If you want to try out this look, remember to…
Make sure they’re the perfect length
When you try on a pair of wide leg pants make sure that the hem isn’t dragging on the ground. You shouldn’t have a pool of fabric at your ankles. Instead make sure that the hem is ever so slightly off the ground and that you can see your shoes peeking through. Alternatively if you want to wear them cropped then get them hemmed to the ankle.
Decide on the shoes you’ll pair them with
This brings me to the next crucial thing to remember with wide leg pants: your shoes. You can’t really go from heels to flats with wide leg pants as the hem will be all wrong. So think of where you’re most likely to wear your pants and the type of footwear you’ll be pairing them with and have them hemmed accordingly. The exception to this is if you’re choosing to wear your pants cropped, in which case you have a bit more freedom to switch up your shoes.
Avoid volume up top
As you’re dealing with a lot of fabric on your bottom half already, it’s important to keep your top quite streamlined for balance. A button down shirt, a lightweight sweater, a t-shirt or a cami are all great options. A top with bell sleeves for example might not make for the best pairing as you’re going to have a lot of loose, flowy fabric up top too.
Whilst a pair of white wide leg pants looks fresh and navy or black looks forever chic don’t overlook prints. A playful polka dot or a classic stripe can look amazing and really makes a statement.
What do you think of this trend? Will you wear it?
A new season is a great time to hit refresh on your wardrobe but with the range of trends hitting the stores now it can be hard to pinpoint just which pieces your wardrobe will need throughout the next few months. If you’re looking for the top trends for spring look no further than these four pieces…
The ’90s trend has really hit with everything from chokers to floral dresses making their way into our wardrobes. However if there’s one piece that you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of use out of it’s a great slip dress. A simple black number can easily be worn on its own or teamed with a t-shirt for the ultimate in ’90s combinations. Throw on a bomber, denim or leather jacket over it and you can easily dress it up or down according to the occasion. When teamed with a blazer (to really be on trend try a double breasted cut) it instantly looks polished. It’s a piece that will easily be on high rotation.
This time around ruffles are bolder and more structured and are making their way into everything from dresses to tops and skirts so you’re guaranteed to spot the trend everywhere. When it comes to wearing ruffles be sure to keep the rest of your outfit pared back to allow it to be the focal point of your look – it’s quite dramatic so you don’t want it to overwhelm.
Wide leg pants
Cropped wide leg pants are a fresh addition to your wardrobe for summer. With an alluring flash of ankle it can be teamed with everything from sandals, to statement heels and sneakers. The best bit is its both office and weekend appropriate so you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of wear out of it. A navy pair is a great option to have in your wardrobe as it’s so versatile but don’t be afraid to experiment with a printed pair for a fun look.
Off the shoulder
Ah the off the shoulder trend. It’s certainly not showing signs of going away anytime soon. Whether you dabble in the trend with a top or dress, the style will certainly be everywhere this season. It’s a piece that can easily be dressed up or down and looks particularly chic in a crisp white. There are plenty of great prints and colours available in store now so you’re sure to find one to suit your style.