Find Your Flare: 9 Ways To Style Wide-Leg Pants
by Sierra Burgos
Sorry skinny jeans, but we’ve been cheating on you―the wide-leg trouser trend has us heart-eyed. We took inspo from a few of our favorite fashion bloggers to show you just how chic palazzos can be. And once you try the wide-leg pants trend, you’ll be rethinking your loyalty to skinny jeans, too.
Make ’Em Blush
We’re loving this color palette on Julia from Gal Meets Glam. Look for wide-leg trousers in a pastel shade like this pale pink, then pair them with a white lace top for a dainty look. Finish it off with pointy-toe heels or strappy sandals.
Alice + Olivia Eloise Wide-Leg Pants, Saks Fifth Avenue, $298
Sandro Wide Leg Trouser, Nordstrom Rack, $119.97
Meet Your Match
If you’re still cautious about the wide-leg trouser trend, look for a two-piece outfit like Stephanie’s from The Style Bungalow. The matching top and bottom make it easier to put together an outfit and wear it with confidence. Not to mention the the high-waisted pants and crop top combo will make your legs look miles long.
Navy Wide Leg Pants, Ripley Rader, $168
Michael Slit Wide-Leg Pant, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $198
All Tied Up
Leonie from Ohh Couture gives us a different take on wide-leg pants with this pair of knit palazzos. Look for wide-leg pants with a tie belt for extra security and flair. Then, simply tuck in your favorite blouse and you’re ready for a day in the city.
Over The Moon Culottes, Free People, $128
Trendy Mid Waist Striped Self Tie Belt Women’s Palazzo Pants, Dress Lily, $13.53
On The Platform
Combine an uber-high waist with chunky platform shoes, and suddenly you’ll look longer and leaner. Jenny from Margo & Me styled her white wide-leg pants with a tight crop top and sequin jacket.
Rachel Zoe Smith High Waisted Pants, Shopbop, $295
Lovers + Friends X REVOLVE Angeli Pants, REVOLVE, $104
Black Tie Tux
Going to a formal event, but sick of your typical party wear? Ditch the dresses and take a page from men’s fashion―we love this black-tie tux outfit on Julia from Gal Meets Glam. Look for wide-leg trousers in a neutral color like black so you can pair them with multiple tops.
Alice + Olivia Paulette Flared Leg Pants, Nordstrom, $295
INC International Concepts Petite Grommet Wide-Leg Pants, Macy’s, $47.99
Layer It On
Normally with wide-leg pants, we’d say stick to tops you can tuck in―but Leonie from Ohh Couture shows us that even slouchy sweaters make for a chic ensemble. Look for pants in a pastel color and pair them with a creamy sweater for a soft, relaxed look.
INC International Concepts Cropped Wide-Leg Pants, Macy’s, $20.16
Miss Selfridge Belted Wide Leg Pants, ASOS, $69
In Print Condition
We’re crazy for prints! Mary from Happily Grey rocks these paisley palazzo pants with a simple black tank and accessories. Keep your outfit simple by choosing a solid color top, but play up the pants with fun heels.
CATHERINE CATHERINE MALANDRINO Fife Print Palazzo Pants, Nordstrom, $88
Eva Mendes Collection – Leora Palazzo Pant, New York & Company, $24.99
Just Crop It
Full length trousers aren’t your only option―try wide-leg capris. We can’t get enough of Emma’s outfit from EJ Style. Simple, neutral colors with fun accessories are all you need to slay this look.
J.O.A. Cropped Wide-Leg Pants, Macy’s, $90
MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans, Net-A-Porter, $198
Play With Color
While we love keeping it simple with blacks or browns, don’t be afraid to dip into the rainbow. Dannon from Like The Yogurt paired her raspberry pants with a burnt orange top, and the results are even sweeter.
ECI Pull-On Wide-Leg Pants, Macy’s, $49.99
Alexis Rylance Pant, REVOLVE, $546