The Trouser Edit
You Wear The Pants: 3 Must-Have Trouser Styles.
Who wears the pants? You do. Obviously. The better question: will they be fitted or flared?
Meet the hero piece of the season: trousers. On the back of the suiting trend which continues to reign supreme, it’s now totally acceptable - even encouraged! - to wear a tailored trouser with a singlet, no bra and a chunky sandal.
After a long 18 months alternating between more laidback, pandemic-friendly pant styles, it’s refreshing to see the dressier trouser being pulled out of the closet and worn in so different ways. Not just for work, consider trousers your new jeans - versatile enough to be worn with everything from shirts and t-shirts to knitwear, cut-out tops and even your favourite sweatshirt.
Here are three styles worth your attention.
The Tailored Trouser:
With the top of half of our outfits in the spotlight thanks to endless Zooms, it looked like the work trouser was heading for redundancy. They’ve ended up with a promotion. Smart, sophisticated and adding an unexpected edge to a more casual outfit, the tailored trouser is a must-have wardrobe staple.
The Wynn Hamlyn Partner Trouser in Fawn is a great alternative to black, making it a perfect spring/summer option you’ll also wear all year round. Style with a statement top, a white tee and sneaker or a knit and heel. White may seem like a riskier style choice (especially if you have any small, sticky hands around!) but it’s incredibly versatile. The Esse Tailored Trouser in white is a classic, with slim fit features and expert tailoring that can be dressed up and down with ease.
The Relaxed Elastic Waist Trouser:
We weren’t going to give it up that easily! A perfect transitory nod to the leading WFH style trend, the elastic waist trouser is comfortable but stylish. The elastic waist also allows you to change where the pants sit on your body: wear them low-slung (a trend coming through…who would have thought it would ever return!?) with a knit or high on your waist with cropped knits and tops. Slinky, comfortable and easy to wear, the Esse Gathered Pant will be an instant wardrobe hit.
They’re back! Comfortable, bang on trend and - what we love most - completely flattering. Dress them up with killer heels or dress down with a chunky sandal and a singlet. It’s impossible not to feel fabulous in a pair of these. The Frame Le High Flare Trouser comes in a beautiful mahogany shade and is made from a new bi-stretch fabric made from sustainable cotton. It’s the perfect pairing to a crisp white shirt and strappy sandals or heels, or your favourite long-sleeved rib knit.