Summer is here, and it’s time to put away your heavy sweats and denim for something a little bit lighter. Summer bottoms, whether it’s cotton, linen, or seersucker, are key to making it through hot days without melting into a puddle. I’m talking about breezier fabrics and silhouettes that keep you looking cool, when it comes to your style and your body temperature.
You know I love a neutral, and a light-colored pant in a crisp white or khaki is a perfect bottom for summer. These COS drawstring pants look as good as they feel with a clean, minimalist top. Keep it casual in these cropped jogger pants at Bloomingdale’s. Posse’s pleated linen pants are tailored and belted for a decidedly more formal approach to summer dressing.
How about a perfectly nautical pair of white wide-leg linen pants by Ralph Lauren? Ann Taylor has a great pair, too!
You can branch out from white with a burst of color, which I’ve been trying to do lately. A little bit of color can change your whole mood, and make dressing feel fun again. J.Crew’s linen-blend pants come in a variety of fun colors, like hot pink or army green. How about a beautiful peachy shade of palazzo pants? It’s like wearing your very own pint of sorbet. Speaking of sorbets, this pastel pink hits the spot.
There are plenty of prints to play with, too. I love a polka dot, and these Anthropologie track pants in a peppy polka dot with stripes down the side are sporty but still chic. Loving polka dots? Take it to the next level with these Ann Taylor pants that crank up the scale of the dots. These blue floral pants in a shade-on-shade print are blissfully beachy.
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