Like shopping for new jeans, trouser shopping can have the same stress-inducing effect. The main issue we all battle with is of course the size differing from shop to shop, and even style to style. Then there’s knowing which shoe to team with each trouser style. While flared styles look best with leg-lengthening pointed-toe heels or boots, wide-leg iterations tend to work with anything from trainers and loafers to heeled sandals (depending on the length of the pair.) So yes, a tricky task is at hand, but fear not as we’re here to help. Knowing where to shop can be the first step to trouser success, and while high street brands tick off every style, when it comes to quality, fit and fabric, it’s the designer pairs that tend to impress us the most.
It’s the premium brands that know how to create tailoring to perfection. Victoria Beckham has mastered flares, Totême has got silky iterations in the bag and The Row and Bottega Veneta knos how to deliver dream tailored wide-leg pairs season after season. And once you own a certain designer trouser, you can rest assured knowing you’ll wear them on heavy rotation. So, here’s the 5 trouser styles to rely on, and the luxury brands to buy them from.
Style Notes: Ellie knows when it comes to belted trousers, the higher the waist, the better. Giving everyone legs for days, a matchy-matchy fabric belt looks effortless.
So chic with heeled mules.
Try with a red top.
A round-the-clock pair.
Ticking off the utility trend.
An alternative to jersey joggers.
2. Silky Printed
Style Notes: Silky trousers are the equivalent of wearing your pyjamas outside. In fact, you can also do this to tick off the trend just like Linne in printed iterations.
You’ve most likely already spotted these on Instagram.
Imagine in the summer with flip flops and a straw bag.
Just add a thick white T-shirt and trainers.
Still embracing that elesticated waist.
A spring/summer hero.
3. Tailored Wide-Leg
Style Notes: Proving wide-leg strides can be casual, Abi keeps the structured trousers relaxed with a racer vest and cardigan. The Row and Bottega Veneta are a go-to for this style.
Try pistachio with tan.
The wider the better according to Stella McCartney.
Well done, VB.
Add a second-skin top and chunky loafers.
Style Notes: Whether you opt for knitted, tailored, cut-out or split-hem details, flared trousers are everywhere for spring. Colour clashing hero Grece shows how to liven up any day of the week.
Wear with the matching knit top.
We can always rely on Joseph.
Your new going out trousers.
All about that super flare.
Ticking off multiple trends in one.
5. Fancy Cropped
Style Notes: When it comes to trousers to wear with any type of shoe, cropped always wins. This season, it’s all about attention to detail with fringing, feathers and turn-up hems making sure all eyes are on your footwear. For this reason, take note from Tamum and make sure your shoes are extra special.
There’s a jacket to turn into a co-ord, too.
For the minimalists.
Embroidered details are always a winner.
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