It shouldn’t surprise any regular readers, but I love a uniform. The challenge is making it feel fresh and still switching it up a bit. Lately, I’ve been reaching for black trousers instead of my usual slouchy denim. But the trick is still styling them as if they’re jeans. Think sneakers, t-shirts, even a sweatshirt when it’s cold out. The tailoring element adds a bit more polish than my jeans. Shop our favorites now.
The look this season is decidedly tailoring that leans slouchy, and COS’s wide-leg wool trouser embodies it perfectly. This also means they’re very comfortable so you don’t have to feel too fancy in them. Goop’s G.Label makes a fantastic version too, although at a bit higher price point. The Frankie Shop’s Maesa’s trouser doubles up on trends with cargo pockets for a utilitarian look, making trousers even easier to dress down.
If you’re looking for a little flair in your trouser, might I pitch a literal flare? Whether you go for something more 70s inspired like Spanx’s high-rise flare or a more relaxed wide-leg version like these Anthropologie pants, the detail certainly adds a special something.
With Olympia Gayot in charge at J.Crew, you can always rely on them for of-the-moment tailoring. I love these wide-leg pants in a drape-y twill. They feel a little more structured than a lot of the wide leg pants out there. I also love their stretchy Natalia pant which means they’re extremely comfortable.
Maybe you want more of an Audrey Hepburn, slim-fit, cigarette pant look. I’ve been eyeing these COS pants that are perfectly cropped and straight. None of the trendy kick flare look here! You can also count on Spanx for a super flattering fabric, which means you look extra good in their straight Perfect Pant.
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