How many times can you reinvent the humble trouser? As it turns out, at least one more, according to trend forecasts for 2020. Split hem trousers, a style first championed by Victoria Beckham on the LFW catwalk, have filtered their way down to the high street, and we can’t get enough.
According to LIKEtoKNOW.it, searched for split hem trousers have shot up 1,000 per cent in recent weeks, encouraged by influencers like Paige K Howard, Lindsay Holland and Anna Cascarina, who have been showcasing the style on their respective feeds.
As the online style set highlights, the beauty of the a split hem is that it’s a really simple trend to add to your existing wardrobe, and it’s timeless enough that it’s not a flash-in-the-pan find that’ll date before you take off the tags.
The key consideration is your choice of footwear. We’d recommend a heel to work in harmony with the tapered detail and elongate your legs even further, but it doesn’t have to be a high one – and anything from boots to mules to barely-there sandals goes.
If you’re feeling inspired, you don’t have far to look, because there’s dozens of ready-to-wear styles on the rails already from Mango to M&S, and they’re sticking around for spring. Team them with a cardigan, smarten them up with a blazer or tuck in a crisp white shirt for an office-ready look that’ll take from desk to dinner and even to the bar.
Here are nine of our current favourites, starting from just £19.99.
9 of the best pairs of split hem trousers to shop now