Up until a couple years ago I was a jeans girl through and through. Every now and then I add in some other patterns or fabrics like a pair of J.Crew Plaid Pants during the holidays or a pair of Corduroy Wide Leg Pants but nowadays I really love wearing trousers – particularly high-waisted trousers, straight leg trousers and wide leg trousers. The menswear inspired bottoms have had a resurgence of late and as such my collection of favorites has grown and I so enjoy styling them to make them align with my own personal aesthetic.
Today’s post is designed to help give you outfit inspiration for wearing trousers and you can shop my favorite styles that I own.
Trouser Outfit Ideas
How to Style Trousers
With Ballet Flats
The above pair of J.Crew Trousers are my all-time favorite and most worn (I sized up to an 8 for a more slouchy fit). I love that they pair so well with ballet flats, sneakers and a lower heel. When paired with a ballet flat, this is an outfit that I often wear for meetings.
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The most common way I wear trousers – particularly wide leg trousers – is with a sneaker. It is an effortlessly chic combination and one that is particularly great for travel days when you’re exploring a lot via foot. You can shop my favorite shoes, inclusive of my collection of sneakers HERE.
With a Turtleneck
If you’re a turtleneck fan for Fall and Winter, pair your favorite style with a trouser. I like this one above because it is slightly cropped. You could also add a belt to the above look as well.
With a Cropped Crewneck and Slingbacks
This is a perfect sleek and simple example of a high-waisted trouser outfit I love. These are faux leather straight leg trousers from J.Crew that I paired with a cropped cashmere crewneck sweater and my favorite Chanel Slingbacks.
With an Oversized Blazer + Sneakers
I love the juxtaposition of a pair of trousers with a blazer and sneakers. I like the blazer to be a bit oversized and often pair it with a striped tee or a plain tee. This look feels very off-duty European to me.
One of my favorite ways to style a wide leg trouser is in a monochromatic color palette. I think it looks so stylish and is really easy to put together. I usually do it with all black but given this year’s Fall Trends, I couldn’t resist pairing chocolate brown trousers with a chocolate brown cashmere sweater.
With a Sweater Jacket
A pair of comfy wide leg trousers with a little cardigan or sweater jacket is a go-to look for me for International Travel. This allows me to look put together for an overnight flight and then have a good outfit to be wearing if my room isn’t ready to be checked into yet.
For a Night Out
I love a pair of black faux leather trousers for evenings out in winter and fall. I like to pair my dressy trouser outfits with a tried and true classic black pump usually and often a silk camisole and a little jacket. In Winter I would add a favorite oversized wrap coat.
With a Short Sleeve Sweater
Perfect for transitional weather, I’ll pair a short sleeve sweater with a pair of trousers.
With a Car Coat
As you head into Winter weather, a classic car coat makes a great topper for trousers. Just ensure it is the right length so your proportions are aligned.
Add a pair of heels and a little cardigan with details like gold buttons alongside your favorite work tote and you have a good work-ready outfit. The above outfit would be perfect for a big work meeting or conference.
Plaid Trouser Outfit
Perfectly preppy and festive for the holidays, I love pairing a plaid pant with a favorite sweater and heels during the holiday season.
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Next on my list? A pair of satin trousers for dressed up looks.
Are you in on the trouser trend? Which look from above is your favorite?
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