If you’re looking to perk up your wardrobe with a fresh sewing project that’s classic yet totally on trend, look no further than the wide leg pant. There are so many great ways to wear these babies that are both trendy and timeless. Click through to see some fun styling options, as well as a few of the fantastic and diverse ways BurdaStyle members created their own versions!
Whether you work in a conservative or a creative environment, you can find a wide leg pant that’s appropriate for either situation. If you’re in a more traditional office space, opt for dark, sharply tailored pants while creative types can play around with color, pattern and waist (super high for a 70’s look, or lower for a more relaxed feel).
Trousers (used throughout) by Nicole Farhi, jacket by Alexander McQueen, shoes from Topshop, bag by Bally, earrings by Maria Black, rings by Gara Danielle, necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane, top by Equipment.
Take your trousers from cubicles to cocktails with a few simple changes. A slinky top, sky-high shoes and fun accessories are a great way to dress up your wide leg pants. How would you glam up these trousers?
Spend a lazy Sunday scoping vintage finds at an outdoor flea market in wide legs, a soft top and comfy sneakers. Grab an oversized tote and throw on a straw fedora to complete the look.
Need more inspiration? Wide leg trousers have been popping up all over the place in a range of different styles…
On the Runways….
From left: Spring 2011 looks from Dries Van Noten, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam and Adam.
In the Magazines…
Raquel Zimmerman in US Vogue.
In the Stores…
J.Crew pants via Net-a-Porter, Zara Spring 2011 lookbook.
Funny how they both styled the pants with sailor stripes. What tops would you wear with these pants?
These BurdaStyle members took on the wide leg trouser challenge. What do you think of their finished garments?
From left: missdandy’s 70s Wide Leg Pants, francini’s Last Bit of Summer Pants and oonaballoona’s One Two Punch Pants.
Are you a fan of the wide leg pant trend? Do you plan on making a pair of these breezy pants for Summer?
All mood boards done via Polyvore