When the temperature rises, the hem of your pants generally follow suit. But if covering your bottom half with five inches of fabric isn’t your idea of a good time, we’ve found the solution: the perfect summer pants. These styles will provide you with plenty of comfort and coverage all through the warmer months.
CROP IT OFF
Culottes are here to stay. Create that lady boss vibe by adding the white shirt, which continues to hold an uncontested place in fashion. Your cropped pants will also bring focus to the best part of your look: your shoes.
SUMMON A SLIT
I understand a slit is treading dangerously close to the border of Short City and Pant Town but you’re allowed to be a fence-sitter in this case. The kaftan mastermind, Camilla, has exquisitely stepped her pins into pants. Team a patterned linen pair with your favourite tee and leather mules.
BEDROOM TO BOARDROOM
Ever since pyjamas graced the runways of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Céline, the gap between home and sleep dressing has continued to close. Style tapered trousers with a silk shirt and sneakers for a daytime look.
DROP THE CROTCH
Despite this style being dubbed a fashion faux pas, anything worn by Victoria Beckham, Christine Centenera, Rihanna and Anna Wintour is universally accepted as a fashion YES. I’m totally kidding; Nuclear Wintour will don nothing but a below-the-knee sleeveless pencil dress. Seriously though, go low. A classic, relaxed look is easily achieved by teaming a cropped drop-crotch pant with an oversized button-up and simple sandals.
RIP INTO IT
Pair your favourite ripped Levi’s with a white basic. Instead of your winter bomber and sneaker combo, add a bandana and statement heel. A lightweight blazer will instantly take the look from daytime to d-floor.
GO LONG! (AND WIDE)
Skinny pants have held court for far too many years, which is why wide-legs certainly deserve their current time in the spotlight. Do yourself a favour when going wide and choose a breathable fabric. Prints and colours, however, run wide and free. Stay simple with block colours or team a silk pant with a ruffled blouse.
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