Sick of skinny jeans? Want to wear secret pyjamas all day? How to wear wide leg pants and get away with it for the office, on the weekend or at an event.
WHEN I WANT TO DITCH SKINNY JEANS
As an advocator of comfortable yet chic clothing, I love denim and skinny jeans. Make no mistake, they are some of my most re-worn pieces. However, some times I like to cheat on them and swap to a wide leg trouser. There is something so chic about a wide leg.
This is probably a direct result of shopping at op-shops and vintage stores for many years and my previous life as a costume designer. I love mens inspired style and the kind of masculine meets feminine style of suiting and casual wear worn by the likes of Amelia Earhart among others.
HOW TO WEAR WIDE LEG PANTS
SUIT: Opt for a shirt or blouse for a more professional look and finish it off with a blazer or trench coat. Instantly office-ready!
BELTED: High waisted trousers create a stunning silhouette when worn with a belt to cinch in the waist. Everyone is logo belt mad at the moment (obviously I am talking about Gucci). Wide leg pants are the perfect excuse to make them a feature.
CASUAL TO OFFICE: Try a wide leg pant worn with flats and a cotton shirt as I have done here. Since these pants are so wide, they are statement in themselves meaning I don’t always feel I need to dress them up too much. Adding a bangle stack and cute bag is enough. The sneakers definitely take this look into weekend territory. However a pair of brogues, loafer slides or chic flats can be polished enough for the workplace.
RESORT: Sandals and wide leg pants for a summer event are a resort inspired alternative to a dress or playsuit. Pair with a crop top or singlet style top (tucked in) and accessorise with a wide brimmed hat and statement earring. There are SO many amazing statement earrings around at the moment we are spoiled for choice.
WINTER: I love throwing a huge knit over wide leg pants for the most relaxed winter style. It could easily look sloppy, but choosing quality pieces make all the difference. You can layer up with an oversized blazer and or coat and wool scarf. Think street style blogger Maja Wyh.
HOW WIDE LEG PANTS FIT INTO YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
After so many examples of ways to wear, how this fits in is pretty obvious! To make the case clearer, there is a time and place for denim and I know even my obsession can at times go too far. To mix it up, a wide leg pant in a crop length, a high or low waist is a chic but still comfortable alternative.
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