Outfit ideas: How to style wide leg trousers

Perhaps it’s due to the big back-to-office moment, or maybe because we’re so sick of leggings, but wide leg trousers are having a moment.

Whether in subtle, neutral colours or rainbow-bright shades, wide leg trousers certainly make an impact, but they’re surprisingly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.

wide leg trousers outfit ideas

Here, YOU’s Fashion Stylist Joanne Toolan shares her top tips for styling wide-leg trousers, with outfit ideas you’ll want to try straight away.

Wide leg trouser outfit ideas

Wide leg trousers can be taken from season to season with clever layering. With the look below, you could add a trench coat on colder days, or swap the trainers for heels on an evening out. Wide leg trousers are the perfect all-rounder from office to dinner and spring to summer.

wide leg trousers outfit ideas

Cable knit sweater vest, £119, Whistles; Shirt, £59, Cos; Trousers, £29.99, H&M; Shoes, £80, Converse, schuh.co.uk; Bangles, £110, earrings, £75. Daphine; Belt, £260, Valentino.

Keep it simple

Complementary tones help an outfit work; for example, matching the colour of the stripe on your jumper to your wide leg trousers.  Basics will always be an easy way to dress a wide leg: a simple tee, a chunky knit or a cashmere crew neck are all great options. Throw on some fun rings and you’ll look effortlessly chic.

wide leg trousers outfit ideas

Jumper, £29.99, Zara; Trousers, £69, Cos; Loafers, £49.99, Mango; Rings, from £135, Alex Monroe

Casual cool

Well-worn loungewear is one thing, but a sports luxe-style wide leg trousers will set your look apart, without compromising on comfort.  Throw on a trench and cap to nail the athleisure trend.

wide leg trousers outfit ideas

Sweatshirt, £45, Novel Mart; Trousers, £138, Reiss; Trainers, £138. Reiss; Sunglasses, £179, Anine Bing

Statement colour

Colour block dressing is a great option when styling wide leg trousers. Pick out your favourite colour and run with it. Proportions are everything with wide leg trousers; you may want to elevate a shorter frame with high heels, or tuck in a fitted top to define your waist. Alternatively, it can look super elegant to have your top loose and flowing with floaty wide leg trousers.


how to style wide leg trousers

Coat, £79.99, Reserved; Jumper, £119, Zara; Trousers, £185, Me + Em; Shoes, £89, Charles Keith

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