They’re here! Wide leg pants are taking over denim and workwear. This breezy trend can be confusing at first, but throwing a wide leg pant into the mix brings fresh, stylish options to your wardrobe. Some of my clients have been timid to try it, but it’s been so much fun to be in the fitting room to show them just how much this style can do. Even if they love the wide leg pants, they still might be hesitant to wear them out for the first time. Once the style becomes more mainstream, even my skeptical clients may be more open to trying them.
When skinny pants came into vogue ten years ago, my clients thought I was crazy to recommend something so tight. It took those clients a few years to finally muster the courage and confidence to purchase a pant that accentuated their curves. Wide leg pants may seem just as intimidating, but—just like skinny pants—once you’ve settled in, you’ll look fabulous.
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SHOPPING FOR THIS PANT
- To avoid it from looking too dramatic or boxy. Find a pair in a softer fabric that flows more with your body.
- Don’t try on just one pair and give up. There are many wide leg openings. Some are closer to a straight leg while others are dramatically wide. Find the option that feels most comfortable to you.
- Wide leg pants can be as casual as jeans and sneakers or as crisp as dress pants and heels. Dress them up or down.
JACKET + BLOUSE + WIDE LEG PANT
A professional work look is easy to pair. Find the right jacket for your wide leg pants. It looks best to tuck in the top to the pants because of the nice high waist. If you feel like it shows too much booty, keep the jacket on. It will be cold in the office, anyway. You’ll be thankful for the extra layer!
SWEATER + FAUX LEATHER WIDE LEG PANTS
The easiest way to wear wide leg pants for fall is pairing them with a sweater. You can tuck in a corner and leave the rest out or just let the sweater hang loose. There are lots of great sweaters for the season, so let your imagination run wild with cool prints, fun textures, or even big, crazy sleeves. Whatever suits you best!
LONG SLEEVE TOP + VEST + KNIT WIDE LEG PANTS
Knit wide leg pants? Perfect for feeling cozy. You can easily rock these at work with a fluffy vest and a long sleeve top. Tuck in the front of the top and leave the back out to make the vest the center of attention, giving the outfit a more put together look.
CASUAL JACKET + LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATER + PRINT WIDE LEG PANTS
A cool casual jacket with a lightweight solid sweater is an easy combo for a print pant. There’s a HUGE selection of fitted turtlenecks this season, so find your favorite. You’re sure to wear it with so much more!
There endless possibilities, but this template will get you started. Find the wide leg pant that works for you and then start piecing it together.
Which outfit combo are you going to try?
Share in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @thecloset.edit. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!