We love our jeans, but sometimes we crave an alternative when fatigue sets in. Lately, it’s obvious that a smart and polished pant style is the look du jour among the style set: wide-leg trousers. Though not a novel silhouette, spring’s assortment is about modern design and fresh styling. Meticulous details take the look into fashion-girl territory via paper-bag waists, directional pleats and asymmetric accents, available in a range of sorbet shades, vibrant hues and fun patterns. Meant to be worn a bit slouchy, the effect is still smart whether styled nonchalantly with sneakers and a blazer or sophisticated with heels and a blouse. Here, we spotlight ten pairs of wide-leg pants available at a range of price points from affordable to designer. This look is well worth a try.
You’ll feel powerful in this vivacious red pair.
Dramatically flared legs are a genius update to basic black trousers.
Embrace '90s-style suiting with this bold pinstripe.
High Waisted Belted Wide Leg Pants
This windowpane check reads clean and classic. Style with sneakers for a street-style spin.
Checked Wool Trousers With With Darts Details
A lightweight lilac stripe is perfect when the weather warms up.
Unique waist detailing instantly freshens up this checked pair.
Prince Of Wales Checked Woven Wide-Leg Pants
Never has khaki looked so cool.
Belted Wide Leg
With snaps down the side, this trouser is a brilliant blend of suiting and sport.
Viscose Stripe Snap Pants
This high-waist pair is defined by the belt’s sleek hardware for total cool.
Belted Pinstriped Twill Wide-Leg Pants
3.1 Phillip Lim
An animal print feels bold but is easily tempered with simple extras.