We can all officially say goodbye to skinny jeans, and hello to this spring’s latest trend, 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 every day, 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, creating an incredibly flattering silhouette on every body-type.
But, before embarking on this new trend, there are a few fashion rules you must follow in order to get this one 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!
Wide-Leg Pants: A How-to-Wear Guide
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 tan, black or chocolate with a slightly more narrow leg. This is a good option for testing the waters of this trend!
Or, if you’re ready to dive in headfirst, here are some fashionable, bright and colorful wide-leg pants 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.
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.
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