As tempting as it may be to throw on your trusty workout leggings or fleece sweats every morning, warmer weather and an uptick in plans (spring strolls with friends, trips to the farmers market, and sunny walks to the office) means there’s all the more reason to diversify your roster of trousers.
Let’s face it, two things we all deserve in life are generous waistbands and comfy trousers that are appropriate for the outside world. And with summer just around the corner, you’ll want to invest in some trousers that can seamlessly transition out of spring.
Ahead, here are 15 styles of trousers you can try, plus our tips on styling them for all your spring/summer looks.
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Cargos have been rising in popularity again and they’re the perfect throw-on-and-go style in case of last-minute plans (and unexpected lie-ins).
BDG Khaki Y2K Multi-Pocket Cargo Pants, $, available at Urban Outfitters
With an easy fit and lots of space for your big Pret lunch, Culottes are the perfect casually chic and comfy trouser. Pair with a solid tee or jumper.
Maeve Pleated Culottes, $, available at Anthropologie
Pleated pants are the ultimate spring weather trouser: They’re lightweight, breezy, comfortable, and trendy.
Mango Pleated Wide-Leg Trousers, $, available at Mango
Sometimes all you need is a classic work pant. These style really easily with trainers and boots.
Dickies Elizaville Black Workwear Trousers, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Yoga pants but add pleats or ribbed fabric and call them trousers.
Zara Flare Ribbed Trousers, $, available at Zara
A risky fit but with the potential for big reward. Pair with a crop or wrap top and an evening of glam plans.
House of CB, Osaka Osaka Black Crepe Cutout Trousers, $, available at House of CB
For a more elevated look, coated trousers — or perhaps a coated suit — will turn plenty of heads. Go for a bright hue like this Topshop co-ord to really stand out.
Topshop Coated Trouser, $, available at ASOS
You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic menswear-inspired trousers. Tuck a blouse or a tee into these and wear with a pair of loafers, heels or trainers.
Reformation Mason Pant, $, available at Reformation
Flared trackies are perhaps one of the world’s greatest inventions. It might feel like trackpants are reserved for indoor days only, but we’re on board with bringing them outside.
Night Addict Flared Joggers Co-ord, $, available at ASOS
Another PJ-style trouser that’s made for comfort and, in this case, looking boujee AF. Dress these satin joggers up with a blazer or leather jacket or down with a graphic tee.
H&M Satin parachute trousers, $, available at H&M
As we head into spring and summer, it’s a great idea to invest in lightweight fabrics, like a linen or linen blend.
Everlane The Linen Way-High Drape Pant, $, available at Everlane
If it doesn’t feel like it’s from a 2000s clothing catalogue, we don’t want it. Colourful versions double as a conversation starter, too.
ASOS DESIGN 00’s Cargo Trousers, $, available at ASOS
ICYMI, we’re embracing all forms of wide-leg, loose-fitting trousers. This trendy barrel-leg fit is all about sophistication.
COS Pleated Barrel-Leg Chinos, $, available at COS
Drawstring trousers are basically like pyjamas, except no one’s going to ask, ‘Is everything alright?’ when you show up in these.
Glassworks London Green Gingham Loose Fit Drawstring Trousers, $, available at Glassworks London
For when the button and zipper fly are feeling a little too basic, a lace-up waist will spice up your outfit.
Superdown Larissa Lace Up Pants, $, available at Revolve
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