It’s easy to feel a little uninspired when it comes to searching for a couple of pairs of pants to introduce to your wardrobe. There’s so much choice out there and often everything just blends into the same drab pair of chinos that no one wants – well, consider yourself saved. Women’s pants just got exciting again! If you need some styles to shake up your day to day outfits, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few fashion-forward women’s pant styles that you absolutely need in your wardrobe, right now…
The Dream Jean
The perfect pair of jeans is an elusive, ever sought-after thing really. But try not to stress, they are out there somewhere. The best place to start is with cut, look for straight cut styles that taper in slightly at the ankle. Go for either mid-rise or high-rise (depending on what makes you feel most comfortable). For wash, it’s best to go either dark or mid-wash, light is just a tad too 2000s and it’s not as versatile. Dark denim in indigo or mid in a green-blue undertone will never let you down! Keep an eye out for these three elements, and you’re well on your way to your dream jean!
Silk Wide Leg
A pair of silky wide-leg pants will be your saviour during spring and summer. They’re easy to wear, lightweight and they look absolutely breathtaking. Tuck in your favourite crew neck tee shirt, go oversized and throw on a menswear style white button-up or match with a mesmerising silk cami. Silk pants will work for office hours, eveningwear and casual weekends. If you really want to rock them in the winter, you can always layer some woollen tights and knee-high boots under there and chuck a chunky knit jumper over the top – hello, cold-weather style!
The Reinvented Work Pant
Work pants can be very…blah, however, there are a few twists you can try to make you feel a little more fabulous at your office. Look for an oversized pair of paper bag pants in twill, wool or cotton. Classic check, herringbone or solid tones will all work beautifully, look for colours like navy, grey, olive, mustard and biscuity brown. Cinch in your pants with a chunky, statement belt, tuck in a tee and voila, a majorly stylish and work-appropriate boardroom look.
Slim-fit pants aren’t totally out of favour here, you can absolutely flaunt your pins in a linen pair of pants. Slim-fit basically means the cut is close to your legs without being skintight. Look for a dusty pink, light green or pale-yellow pair of linen pants to match with flowing boho blouses, silk camis and tee-shirts. These are going to go amazingly with espadrilles or leather platform sandals.
Flares have been in and out of style for many, many decades – contemporise the cut a little and pick a cropped cut. Cropped flares will elongate your legs and add a gorgeous boho edge to all your tops. Combine with V-neck fit shirts for a ladylike silhouette or contrast with oversized, short-sleeve button-ups and men’s graphic tees for an effortlessly cool, vintage vibe.
Lace Straight Leg
Lace often gets overlooked in the pants world, but once you grab a pair of black, straight leg lace pants you’re going to wonder how you ever coped without them! These will dress up any basic outfit and really elevate your office attire. Wear with a slim-fit black tee and an oversized black blazer for the chicest look ever.