We are all aware of the one trend that emerged from fashion evolution and took root in all our wardrobes, to be worn no matter what the weather, no matter what the year, there to stay — the skinny jean. There have been other jeans, but nothing has stuck quite like the skinny. However, what we are also aware of is that this breed of jean is not always the comfiest or, more importantly, the most flattering trouser form. And, as temperatures rise, there is nothing worse than having your legs encased in super tight denim. However, thanks to designers such as Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten there is a glimmer of hope on this season’s horizon and a whole new trouser shape to turn to. There is now no better way to keep cool this summer than to give your legs some breathing space and slip into some palazzo pants.
This stunning Fashionista models this trend perfectly. Keeping her top half muted with a scalloped edge vest, creates a layered texture with a lace waistcoat in an identical shade of vanilla, causing her to allow her trousers to really grab the attention. She covers up with a versatile sepia leather bomber jacket, a retro style which cleverly mirrors the ‘70s vibe of the trousers. The simplicity of her basics ensures her palazzos are the statement piece of her ensemble. From the mink base colour to the beautiful yoke and pleating detail, these trousers have it all. They are even scattered with a dotted floral print in this season’s shades to be seen in, peach and rose pink. Hiding just beneath her pretty pants are a chic pair of nude court shoes — an effortless yet effective choice. No Fashionista’s outfit would be complete without adding whimsy and shine with an eclectic mix of costume jewellery (I know mine wouldn’t!) Her teal and gold rimmed clock necklace has a touch of Alice in Wonderland about it and her combination of dark oversized rings inject edge and quirk to her feminine sweet look.
Taking notes from the spring runways, a myriad of palazzo pant styles are popping up in stores everywhere, like this beautiful salmon pair at ASOS. Or if pattern is your penchant pick up these in a fabulous floral design at New Look. Make certain to choose lightweight fabrics such a chiffon or cotton to enhance the flattering nature of this shape.This summer — go wild, go wide.