There are certain fashion things that can be intimidating. Wide leg pants shouldn’t be one of them. And with the roomy, comfortable silhouette coming back in full force, there are plenty of ways to style them. A high-waisted, wide leg pant is great for elongating the leg or hiding some of the problem areas. In the name of keeping things positive, we’re giving you a list of do’s and no don’ts.
DO wear with a slimming top, which can mean a tucked in blouse or a well-fitted sweater. It’s all about creating proportions that are balanced, which means if the silhouette on bottom is wider, it’s time to reign it in upstairs.
DO wear a belt. Show off that snatched waist.
DO make sure they hit you at the proper length. Sometimes that means heels, sometimes that means flats.
And like all truly great outfits, it should reflect your personal style and what you feel best in. For that reason, we combed through three of our favorite retailers to present three different complete looks: The Classic, The Colorful, and The Fashionista. That means there’s a pant, a top, and a shoe option. It’s like a math problem, but a lot more fun. Especially when you start layering in your own accessories.
Everlane aka the Classic
The key to keeping this classic look current and fresh is keeping it tonal. We’re talking all neutrals, baby. Head to toe cream or khaki is especially of the moment, and keeps things polished even if you’re just in pants and a t-shirt. Dress it up for dinner with a fashion-y slingback or keep it professional with a polished flat.
Anthropologie aka The Colorful
Can’t get enough of bold colors and beautiful prints? Anthropologie is here for you, and ready to fulfill all your fashion needs. A wide leg pant and a big, fun print is a whole lot of look, so keep it more neutral up top. As for the shoes? Dress it up with a ladylike block heel or lean into a more bohemian vibe with woven, natural sandals.
Vince aka the Fashionista
All you fashion plates, this is for. More formal than the Classic and edgier than the Colorful, these utilitarian ensembles would be right at home in any Fashion Week street style shots. Embracing the monochrome trend again, this sleek tailored look would be great for any occasion. Up the cool factor with an ugly sandal or sleek sneaker. Rake in the compliments all day or night.
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