We all have a few trusty statement necklaces in our jewelry box and have probably purchased at least one bold, statement-making top, but did you ever think that your pants could be the big-ticket item making the statement? This summer, the hottest way to make everyone green with style envy is to rock a pair of standout pants.

For the summer season, you don’t want to be sporting skintight jeans or thick leather pants. That’s why the current red-hot silhouette is the wide leg. This must-have style is typically made of a very lightweight material that doesn’t lay too close to the skin; it allows your skin to breathe! It’s a pant that is work or internship appropriate, yet cool enough for you to wear while strutting through the city streets. There are endless ways to make a statement with these pants as they come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. You can sport a bright, solid-colored pair or a thick stripe pattern like this Fashionista did. You can go for a more boho-inspired vibe or select a simple floral print. The possibilities really are seemingly endless and allow for you to incorporate your personal style.

This Fashionista styled her fashion-forward pants to perfection. Since they feature a lot of color and a wide-stripe pattern, she kept the rest of her look relatively simple so her bottoms could do all the talking. She slipped on an understated black tank top and grabbed a spacious rag & bone tote. For a subtle pop and bit of summertime flair, she wore metallic espadrilles, and to shield her eyes from the glaring sun, she added chic sunglasses.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My advice is to invest in high quality garments and accessories that are going to last you ages.”