Remember how the wide leg pants was a hit last year´s spring? We called them all culottes, but actually, the pants were either hemmed around the shin or around the ankle. They were not all cropped – like cropped, crop.
I was in Berlin last summer and in every botique I visited, they featured several options of stunning wide leg pants. When I came back to our own little city, I saw many beautiful wide leg pants yet again. In total, I bought five wide leg pants that month. As you can guess, since I bought those pants already in (middle) summer, four of those five new trousers were not even worn because the temperature soon had dropped.
That means in my closet there are a few wide leg pants waiting to be strutted into the world for the very first time come summer. Thus, I`m in a lookout for inspirations on how to re-work the wide leg pants this year. Here are some cool tips I´ve gathered.
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1. White Wide Leg Pants with a Versatile Shacket
I love how cohesive this look is – white on white, layered under a very faded, very light washed denim jacket.
The jacket is too long for though. As a petite, this look will overwhelm my tiny frame. I would go for a shorter or cropped jacket instead, preferably in the same shade and color.
2. Ways to Style the Wide Leg Pants: Head to Toe White with Wide Leg Pants
This is like the first look minus the denim jacket. You know, for those when it´s terribly hot! Baring your arms in a white sleeveless top teamed with some wide leg pants and white sneakers, you´ll looked ultra polished even in a casual look, fresh, and simply sophisticated with a hint of youth.
3. Wide Leg Trousers in Camel with a dark Denim Jacket
Keep your white sleeveless top on, and switch the wide leg pants into this camel colored pair. Then add a dark denim jacket. finish it with the same white sneakers. However, if buying another pair of wide leg pants isn´t your game plan, swap the white top and black jacket with some natural color layering. Alternatively, you can opt for bright colored tops and printed jackets or cardigans instead.
4. Bold and Brilliant in Mustard Wide Leg Pants
While going white is fresh and polished, going bright and bold is brilliant. Mustard color seems to find its way back to the spotlight since 2012, I´ve been seeing this color popping everywhere every now and then. If you have a pair of mustard wide leg pants, or if you can find one, make sure to team it with natural, earthy hues as seen on the model above.
5. Ways to Style the Wide Leg Pants: Build Up Your Long line
Whether your tall or petite, lengthening your vertical line is always a good thing. What´s fascinating about this style idea is that you´re creating a minimalistic look and yet the result is something striking, with very clear wow effect! It´s all about the cardigan, with it´s open longline, and layering directly constrasting colors for maximum eye-catching result.
This cardigan is also available in neutral palette if going subtle is what you prefer.
6. Button Crop Jeans still Wide Leg Pants
Here is the look that I most prefer – the comfy, ready to go look. This is how I want to wear my wide leg pants. However, I prefer very soft denim for jeans, if not a comfy, flexible fabric. Also, I would go for a dirty white t-shirt instead of gray. I´d keep the shoes.
7. Ways to Style the Wide Leg Pants: The Extremely Wide Leg Pants
This is such a cute look, and one-of-a-kind too! You will love this outfit if you´re into ruffles, and if you´re the type who likes to push the envelope. Personally though, what impresses me isn´t much that the legs are very wide, but it´s the calming effect of white on very faded blue combination. It´s like if you wear this outfit, especially these colors, you draw people toward you.
8. Printed Wide Leg Pants
A quick way to wear the wide leg pants is to pick up a ready-to-wear top and pants set like this fruit print set. But of course, if crop top isn´t your thing, you can always team the pants with a t-shirt or a blouse (preferbly black) to go with the pants.
9. Ways to Style the Wide Leg Pants: Choose the Belted and Striped
If your wide leg pants are high-waisted and with a belt, it´s safe to pair them with a crop top. And although there´s a wide variety of wide leg pants to choose from, stripes remain to be the most trendy. A simple, plain top is preferable for striped pants.
10. Pair your Wide-Leg Pants with Cowl Neck Sweater for Winter
Wide leg pants are probably not as popular as the skinny jeans or the leather pants; but if you find the perfect pair for you and learn how to style them, you´ll be surprised with the sophistication and chicness that they can offer. This winter, try to think out of the box and hunt for a wild wide look to wear.
Tap your favorite cowl neck knitted sweater with a wide leg sequined pant polished with sexy red stilettos for a look that´s a´la New Yorker.
11. Wide-Leg Pants with a Fur Jacket
Go for colored wide leg pants with a classic silhouette that hit exactly on your ankle. Top it up with a modern leather and fur crop jacket or toughen it up with a moto jacket.
12. Try a Cropped Wide Leg Look
Before you consider going for a cropped wide leg look, make sure that the hems hit below the thickest part of your shin in order to avoid compromising your vertical length.
13. Extra Wide-Leg Pants with Leather Jacket
Extra wide leg pants are tough to pull off if you´re on the petite or the voluptuous side. Steer away from them unless you´re tall and slim. If you´re not too tall but want to brave the width, balance the look by bringing the eyes to the top, add a striking blouse or a colored, bejewelled jacket.
14. Wide-Leg Pants with Button-Down Shirt and Blazer
Gwyneth Paltrow wore sophisticated, educated and powerful outfits to the courtroom for her skiing lawsuit. One of the outfits she wore looked similar to this look, featuring wide-leg pants, although she paired them with flat boots. But worn with the right pointed-tow leather ankle boots, this look would be perfect for work, business meeting, or even to a dinner date.
15. Wide-Leg Pants with a Loose Sweater
If you have long legs, you can easily pull off this look. Go for a flowy, roomy, high-waisted wide-leg pants and pair them with your favorite loose sweater and some comfy running shoes.
16. Wide-Leg Pants with Long Silk Button-Down Top
Seriously, I`m in awe with this look. Any bright, attention-grabbing top or shirt will stand out when pair with white. If you have a lime green, a fuschia, or any shade of neon button-down shirt, wear it with a pair of white wide-leg pants and some white sandals.
17. Pair a Pleated Wide-leg Pants with a Simple T-Shirt
When it comes to gorgeous ways to style wide leg pants, less is more also applies. So if you have some pleated high-waisted wide-leg pants, simply wear it with a simple t-shirt, tucked in, and complete the look with some summer sandals.
What do you think of wide leg pants? Do you think this type of pants remains a hit this summer? How are you gonna wear yours?