Today, we’re discussing one of our favorite former-trends-made-modern: wide-leg pants! When we first think of wide-leg pants, the ’70s, hippies and beachy style come to mind, but for the past few seasons, this flattering and fun trend has made a major comeback for everyday, an evening out and even workwear fashion. Even so, it can be intimidating to opt for a pant with extra fabric and size. After all, who wants to make their legs look wider? However, wide-leg pants actually lengthen legs and accentuate the waistline. But, there are a few fashion rules you must follow in order to rock this trend right. Here, we’re giving you our top five tips and tricks and offering a few stylish options to add to your wardrobe. Take on the season in style with these wide-leg pants!
How to Wear Wide-Leg Pants
Tip #1: Purchase a pair in a neutral color like grey, black, white, cream, camel, olive or navy.
We realize that the wide-leg pant trend can be a bit intimidating. If you’re feeling the need to tread lightly, go for a neutral shade like these in olive, black and navy. We especially love the navy option for a more professional look.
Or, if you’re ready to dive in head first, here are some fashionable bright and colorful options just right for the summer season.
Tip #2: Consider a pair of wide-leg jeans.
A quality pair of wide-leg jeans is a go-to style for us. Not only are they comfortable, they’re also flattering and fashion-forward. We love this dark wash pair for work or a more elegant affair while the light-wash pair is on-trend and ideal for casual summer soirees.
Tip #3: Tuck in your top.
It is essential to tuck in your top or find a way to accentuate your waistline when wearing wide-leg pants. Simply said, it’s all about balance. You must create a flattering silhouette while making sure you’re not drowning in fabric, and a tucked-in top, tight or loose, will do just that. Both of these pairs feature a tie-front detail, which further accentuates your waist while making a tucked in top look fabulous.
Tip #4: Consider one color head to toe.
An easy way to make wide-leg pants look polished and elegant is by opting for a monochromatic look. Here, we went with black and chose a drapey blouse, work-appropriate pants, and on-trend strappy block heels for the ultimate monochromatic look.
Tip #5: Buy a cropped style, and try a jumpsuit!
We’re sure you’ve seen this trend everywhere. Cropped jeans, pants and jumpsuits are all the rage this season and although this trend may feel intimidating, it is so flattering and beyond comfortable. Here is a sweet and simple tie-front denim option that can be worn to a number of events and one summer-appropriate jumpsuit that we suggest donning for any upcoming celebration, like a graduation party or backyard BBQ.
So, there you have it! Head out to buy your new favorite wardrobe addition for the season — the wide-leg pant! Your local stores are waiting to help you find this pivotal piece for updating your wardrobe.
Enjoy a daily dose of happy — subscribe to StyleBlueprint!