Are you looking for ideas on how to wear paper bag waist pants? From wearing them with boots, or crop tops, to transitioning them for winter, the following style ideas will inspire you to enjoy wearing your paper bag pants with comfort and style.
Paper bag pants are my go-to pick-me-up pieces in summer. My favorites are those soft and comfy styles that mimic the comfort that joggers provide but with a twist of style. I often wear them when the weather is nice, and I almost always wear them with soft, white t-shirts.
However, the paper bag waist pants are more than just summer staples. They can be worn in cold weather too. It´s interesting how easily a pair of these pants can transition from warm weather to cold.
So let´s go ahead and take a look at some of the ways you can wear paper bag waist pants.
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How to wear paperbag pants with boots
The best pair of boots that goes well with paper bag waist pants are ankle boots. Most paper bag pants have a loose silhouette which will complement well a pair of structured ankle boots. Unfortunately, chunky ankle boots won´t flatter your paper bag waist pants, so make sure to steer clear of them.
For a sophisticated look, choose a pair of black paper bag waist pants to team with a striped long sleeves, or any long sleeves that you have, and wear it ticked in. Then add a pair of black leather ankle boots.
If you´re aiming for a more casual look, you can roll up the hems of your pants and pair them with ankle boots with thicker heels. You can also complete the look with a more casual top.
Paper bag waist pants with crop top
Perhaps the easiest way to wear your paper bag waist pants is by teaming them with a crop top. Here are two ways to style them.
1. Striped Paper Bag Pants with Crop Top
Choose a pair of striped paper bag waist pants to wear with an off-shoulder crop top with long-sleeves. Then finish the look with some white, or nude, slip-on heels. Keep things comfy yet stylish by adding a leather shoulder bag and a pair of dangling earrings.
2. Printed Paper Bag Pants with Crop Top
This is a more casual yet chic outfit. Pick a pair of printed paper bag waist pants to wear with a top – crop top, t-shirt, or a casual fitting blouse – in a color that matches the print of your pants. Then add a pair of platform pumps, and oversized tote shoulder bag, and some oversized sunglasses.
Of course, these are just a couple of ways to wear your paper bag waist pants with a crop. There are so many, many ways to do it. However, the takeaway here is to always let those waist bows pop by teaming your pants with a crop top.
How to wear paperbag pants to work
To wear your paper bag pants to work, make sure that you choose a pair that aren´t too fitting. There´s nothing more unprofessional than strutting some paper bag pants that leave nothing to the imagination at the office. `cause yes, there really are some paper bag pants that are figure fitting from thighs to legs.
I don´t really like them so I didn´t include them in this post, but if you prefer the more fitted paper bag waist pants, check this out.
For this office work outfit above, I opted for a pair of plaid paper bag waist pants to team with a white top with long sleeves. Ideally, I would prefer a top with three-quarter sleeves than long sleeves, but it´s totally up to you. Since we´re aiming for a more professional look, add a pair of black pumps and a leather shoulder bag in black.
How to wear high waisted paperbag jeans
1. Paper bag mom jeans
If you´re looking for high waisted paper bag jeans, note that those jeans are often described as mom jeans. So I got here a little distressed paper bag mom jeans, which I partnered with a striped crop top and nude high heeled pumps.
Notice that the entire look is summer-y. It´s light and bright.
Here are two more mom jeans that are worth checking out. Notice hwo both have vintage-inspired buttons.
2. Paper bag skinny jeans
The paper bag waist skinny jeans are almost like just any skinny jeans, except that it has a more vintage appeal. For this look, I styled it just like I`d style a normale high waisted skiny jeans – with a t-shirt and some sexy nude pumps.
How to wear paperbag pants plus size
If there´s any style of pants that flatter plus size women best, it´s the paper bag waist pants. It looks both comfy and chic on them. If you´re plus size, opt for paper bag pants that fit around your hips and thighs, and remember that there are endless way you can style your paper bag.
You can either team them up with crop tops, or cute floral tops with long, trumpet sleeves, or just about any printed lightweight button tops. If you´re top heavy, go for tops that are dark in color.
Paper bag pants outfit for winter
As I´ve said earlier, you can wear paper bag waist pants even in winter. However, if the fabric of your pants is thin, you may need to layer your pants with termo tights.
For this winter look, I styled the nude paper bag pants with a black fitted sweater top and a pair of black leather booties. Then to keep the outfit suited for winter, I added a beige wool pea coat.
It´s important to remember that for a winter look, you can easily team your paper bag pants with some loose, knitted sweaters. You still have to tuck in your sweater, but you can keep it blousy and loose.