There’s something interesting about wide leg pants. Classically chic and understated, a good pair will always make you feel well put together. The key is to find the right fit for your style and body shape. If you are petite, then a block heel or an angled heel adds length to your legs and saves your feet from stepping on the ground. A cowboy boot with a Cuban heel fits under a wide cut for extra height. Or look for a cropped or ankle style that will suit shorter heights like full length. Alternatively, get a fitted pair – any dry cleaner will be able to get the required height. But don’t forget that a few inches of fabric gathered over a trainer worn with a loose sweater (as seen in the Row) adds to the laid-back look, so a change isn’t always necessary.
If you’re tall, then this season’s flat ballet pumps or loafers are the perfect finishing touch. Be bold and play with color, Cos’ red-orange pair (1, below) will brighten your day. Wear them with a crisp white shirt now and a black turtleneck later in the season. Whistles’ pale lime style (£119) comes with a matching blazer (£149) and Sandro’s sunshine yellow (10) is a conversation starter. Anine Bing’s black pair (£215) and Me and Em’s strappy white ones with a great twirl factor (£225) are both classics you’ll wear time and time again. While it’s still quite warm, keep things simple and stylish with the next big fall trend – the white vest. Take a styling cue from Louis Vuitton and add a shirt and tie and finish the look with an oversized jacket. For evening glamour, add a silk blouse or camisole and accessorize with a belt and gold jewellery. Add statement earrings to instantly create a cocktail-worthy outfit.
1. Bold, £70, cosstores.com
2. Tan, £165, meandem.com
3. Green £180, thereformation.com
4. Ayla, £75, hush-uk.com
Khaki, £29.99, zara.com
6. Cheque, £133, everlane.com
7. Dark Blue, £79.99, hm.com
8. Tan, £95, stories.com
9. Gray check, £99, mintvelvet.co.uk
10. Yellow, £420sandro-paris.com