Well, I’ve been working the wide leg trousers trend. Not only is this silhouette everywhere this season, it’s totally flattering when worn right.
Here are some suggestions on how to¬†wear wide leg pants. An ankle length¬†trouser -like this pair –¬†is a nice option for short girls¬†(??). ¬†Balance the proportion with a full sleeve top that stops right at the waist, like this. Cropped tops, in general, are always a good idea with wide leg pants.
Take a page from¬†menswear by¬†bringing in a soft, yet structured blazer to a flow-y wide leg pant. Add in a simple tee¬†to turn up the cool and casual vibe.
A high waisted, wide leg trouser, like this pair, is a great way¬†to elongate your torso.¬†Pick a pretty blouse – like this – then tuck it in to keep the¬†tailored take on the look.
Off the shoulder blouses are allover this season. I especially love the elastic gathering at the waist of this top¬†to neutralize¬†the width of¬†these pants.
A few more things to consider with wide leg pants:
Platforms pair well with this style.¬†Unless you’re tall, always wear heels.
You don’t have to tuck in your¬†top, but keep in mind that too much slouch – on top and bottom- may leave you looking shapeless. Try a half tuck (only the front tucks while the back stays out). If you do a full tuck then make sure to let some skin show either with a sleeveless shirt, deep v-neck or cropped pants.
If opting for a cropped version, remember to have the hem around the ankle. Once you start cropping around the knee or shin – it becomes a culotte, and I am not advocating that anyone goes this route. (Unless you’re a 5’10” supermodel.)