Lately, many Fashionistas have taken a departure from the standard skinny jeans and T-shirt combo. This summer, plenty of girls are opting for breezier styles and wide leg trousers instead of skinny jeans. These wide leg bottoms are also commonly referred to as palazzo pants or culottes. This style of pant is perfect for the summer months, as they offer the convenience of pants and the fluidity of a skirt. These pants come in a variety of striking prints and colors. Summer is all about comfort and style and pants like these are this summer’s premier choice for achieving that.
This Fashionista caught my eye when I noticed her flowing pants as she briskly walked across campus. High-waisted pants featuring a wide leg are best when paired with a crop top in order to balance the proportions out. As you can see, this Fashionista went with a sleeveless crop top, which is well suited for the 90-degree days we have been experiencing here in South Florida. Wide leg trousers can easily be worn in a dressy manner with a pair of heels. You can also keep your look casual like today’s Fashionista did and wear a pair of flats or sandals. A fun fact about this pair of pants is that although they fit the current trend perfectly, they are actually vintage! With almost identical styles being sold in stores today, it’s safe to say that these were a very smart buy.
How To: Since this wide leg pants trend has reappeared many times in the past, there is a chance that you may find a perfect vintage pair in a thrift shop somewhere, like this Fashionista did. Fear not though, because there are still plenty of options available for those who prefer not to thrift. You can find great styles at Saks Fifth Avenue and at NET-A-PORTER. Remember that with this style, it is best to wear a more minimal top to keep the look from going over the top.