I love my skinny jeans and cigarette trousers, but I have to be honest I’m loving that retro wide-leg trouser styles are a current trend, I do love being comfortable and these have to be one of the most wearable trends out there, and so perfect for weekend get-togethers.
I have been having a bit of a love affair of late with trousers, part of my step back from just wearing jeans 7-days a week, and I’m in love with how wide-leg trousers are both classic and contemporary, you can dress them up, wear them casually, and most of all be comfortable while wearing them. Plus in my opinion they are utterly flattering, super versatile, and there is something to be said for freeing your legs from skinny-tight styles.
First off, you have to decide what footwear you are going to wear with your stylish wide-leg trousers, I say that because then you can find a pair that are the perfect length. For instance these stripy trousers from Asos, which FYI are currently down to £30, requires height, I don’t know why but I always go with a heel when wearing stripes, so I made sure that the leg-length was longer enough, as you want to be able to puddle your wide-leg trousers over your footwear. If, for instance, you were going super casual and wanting to team your wide-leg trousers with a pair of Converse or trainers, then I would totally go for a slightly shorter leg length. You want them to puddle over, not drag along the floor.
There’s an effortless feel about wide-leg trousers, so I feel that it’s best not to over style them. For instance, I have a black pair and I either wear all-black, I do love wearing this style as a block colour, or I pair with a crisp white shirt, tucked in of course to show off my waist. With these stripey beauties I thought it would work well to go for a monochrome look with a pop of red, as when doesn’t black and white look good with red? I also kept the retro vibe going with the pussy-bow blouse, a new firm favourite, I love this loosely fitted long-sleeved beauty from Wolf & Whistle, the guys behind my gorgeously crazy floral suit look from fashion week.
Other great looks that work perfectly with wide-leg trousers has to be: roll neck jumpers – so chic, especially when worn with ballet shoes; a simple T-shirt and a tailored jacket – particularly good if you are wearing print-heavy trousers; a chunky jumper – just make sure to tuck it in and try adding a skinny belt so the flowing outfit doesn’t overwhelm your shape; for a night out why not team with a crop top and a leather jacket; and for ultimate comfort pair a slouchy style with trainers and a sweatshirt.
I also think accessories are important, I love teaming wide-leg trousers with a smaller bag or a clutch, a hat, which always looks good for that 70s vibe, and big shades for a chic look. Need more inspiration? Well, why not head over to my dedicated Wide-Leg Trousers Pinterest board.
Feeling inspired to give wide-leg trousers a try? I have shared the ones I am wearing, as well as some of my other favourites – just scroll through and click to buy: