STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Wide Leg Wanderings

June 3rd, 2015 at 2:10am

Every season there are trends that pop up only to be pilfered away by the time we can save up enough pennies to indulge. One burgeoning trend seems to have stuck around as the unmissable one that’s here to stay. The wide legged trouser has had a fairly new resurgence in the fashion scene, yet it’s making great ground as it works its way into the lives of the stylish. It is a testament to the trend that everyday more and more major names in the fashion industry are jumping on the wide legged bandwagon and refusing to get off, and yet we are often left in the lurch about what is the best way to style this trouser.

For me, the wide leg has always seemed a bit daunting. How could I wear this? Would I be able to pull it off? The more I see it; however, the more I become convinced that the wide leg can actually be extremely flattering on almost everyone. It elongates the leg while communicating a vibe of effortlessly cool style that anyone can aspire to and allows for a great deal of experimentation with other items in your wardrobe. Now that there are so many options for the discerning buyer, there really is no reason not to jump on that bandwagon as well.

While this style comes in many different prints and colors, this Fashionista has opted for an understated chambray trouser which she offsets nicely with a printed shirt. This is the perfect choice for both beginners and novices alike, as it is a very classic look that allows for some self-expression and yet doesn’t require the full commitment of a bold printed culotte. The key here is in the top, as the print balances nicely with the muted tones and brings an element of fun to the outfit. She has rounded off the look with a casual knit cardigan and some adidas sneakers to provide an everyday appeal to a trouser that could otherwise seem like a write-off in daily situations, as well as a woven scarf to add a pop of color!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Always dress comfortably!”