Your Ultimate Summer Fashion Guide on How to Wear Wide-Leg Pants
Whether you call them pants, trousers, palazzos, or slacks (LOL), wide-leg bottoms are one of the most versatile silhouettes out there — especially when you want to give jeans a break (there are only so many days we can last in a rigid, high-rise skinny). The common struggle, however, is figuring out ways to wear billowy bottoms that don't feel overly dressy or downright awkward. Or maybe you're a wide-leg pants pro but feel as though you're lacking in the inspiration department. We're here to help.
Whether you're giving wide legs a go for work, dinner, or a special event, taking stock of the new season's styles will lead you toward fresh outfit combos aplenty. This Summer, everything from slouchier takes on tailoring and utilitarian-inspired cuts with paper-bag waists to flowy floral prints and ultra-roomy jeans are on deck (we have the deluge of '90s nostalgia to thank). Meaning, there are plenty of ways to embrace the must-try silhouette. When it comes to easy-chic styling, the secret is simple: don't overthink it! Everything from t-shirts and blazers to cute tops and button-down shirts are fail-safe on top, and when it comes to shoes, mix it up! Boots, pumps, barely there sandals, and sneakers all look amazing, though extra-long styles work best with a heel. You can even ask yourself, "What would I wear with jeans?" Then, reach for a wide-leg pant instead. To further guide you through your wide-leg pant journey, we've culled 46 outfit ideas via the street style scene to inspire.