Take A Walk On The Wide Side

One of the most exciting things about entering a new season is undoubtedly discovering the  latest trends and shopping for them in the stores. Note, a great tip to consider before filling up your wardrobe with new pieces is to overhaul last seasons’ clothes and determine the pieces that you will keep, before investing in the new pieces (Basics such as denim shorts or ripped jeans generally stay on trend all year round).  However, a key on-trend piece that is worth investing in this season is a pair of wide leg pants.

 

In this week’s post, I will share with you my latest must-have, investment worthy item and provide some styling tips on how to wear the wide leg pants. The most important piece of information that I can share with you about wide leg pants is that they are essentially an outfit all on their own, giving you ample mileage and options to team with your look. By alternating with various tops, jackets, accessories and shoes, it allows you wear your pants from day to night.

The pair of wide-leg pants that I am wearing in the images above are available from Witchery. If you feel you already own enough ‘black’ items in your wardrobes, then consider opting for a pair of cream/white wide-leg pants. Stores such as Sporstgirl, ForeverNew and Dotti all currently stock wide-leg pants in both black and cream/white. Consider both colours for some variation in your wardrobe.

Wide-leg pants make the perfect companion when wearing cropped tops. As you may have noticed cropped tops came into trend last season and are still in strong force this season. More often than not, a cropped top is better suited to a high-waisted bottom (eg, skirt, pants) showing just enough skin to keep the outfit looking polished and stylish.

Try teaming a white off the shoulder cropped top with your pants and a pair of wedges for a daytime smart/casual look. Keep in mind that wide-leg pants elongate your legs, giving you an illusion of extra height. For a night occasion, keep the outfit all black and add a touch of glam to your look by teaming a bag with a chain strap.

In terms of styling your look, team a range of bracelets, cuffs, watches and bangles on the arms and add a statement ring for extra impact. Depending on the occasion, and the choice of bags in your wardrobe, a clutch will generally work best as it doesn’t interfere with the fluidity of the wide-leg pants. In regards to shoe selection, be aware that only the front detail of the shoe will be on display, as the pants will cover the rest of the shoe.

 

 

 

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