Two ways to wear wide-leg pants

I've been talking up wide-leg pants a lot lately, so I thought it's time to put my money where my mouth is. Or, to put it more succinctly, I decided to buy a pair of wide-leg black trousers. I got inspired to do so after seeing a woman wearing what I'm pretty sure is this ChloĆ© pair on the street—the front wrap detail makes the silhouette extra unique and feminine, not to mention perfect for camouflaging a food baby. And while I do certainly have one of those right now, I don't have $1,250 to spend, but thankfully I found a very similar pair (on major sale, even) at ASOS. And let me tell you, after nearly 15 years of wearing skinny jeans, I had completely forgotten how comfortable wide-leg pants are. I've been wearing them pretty much nonstop since I got them—they look so polished, yet you can totally dress them down too. So with that in mind, here are two ways to wear wide-leg pants.

Weekend casual
I changed into my new pants as soon as I got off the red-eye in New York City, and as I remarked to Sean, nearly every woman we saw was wearing a wide-leg silhouette, so clearly I'm on to something. (Also, man, is it refreshing to see so many chic women!) For a day of sightseeing, I paired them with my new J.Crew Sophie blazer, which will be getting its own post sometime soon (quick take: I love it, although the sleeves are a bit short), as well as my go-to striped tee and accessories you're probably getting sick of seeing at this point. This look took me from a day at the Guggenheim to afternoon drinks at the Carlyle to dinner in the Village, and I kind of didn't want to take it off.

OUTFIT DETAILS: J.Crew Sophie blazer | Proenza Schouler tee | Outrageous Fortune pants | A.P.C. sac demi-lune | Golden Goose Superstar sneakers

Date night
To be totally honest, we had every intention of going out for date night...but ended up staying home and cooking a delicious dinner. Either way, this is what I had planned on wearing. It's a very similar formula to the previous outfit, just with slightly dressier pieces: a leather jacket instead of a sweater blazer, a clutch instead of a crossbody, and red boots instead of sneakers. I wore a T-shirt underneath with both looks because they're tuckable—so many of my shirts and sweaters are longer (and meant to be worn with skinny pants), so clearly I need to add more cropped, fitted tops to my wardrobe to accommodate this major silhouette change!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Banana Republic moto jacket | Everlane air teeOutrageous Fortune pants | Nordstrom clutch (similar here) | Sam Edelman Kinzey boots (current season here) | Focalook necklace


Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

Those wide leg trousers suit you well! And sometimes a easy relaxed evening at home is the best!

Straight A Style said...

A wide leg pant like this will just always be so chic! Love these on you both ways.

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Laura B said...

Those pants look amazing on you! They look fantastic with those red shoes!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Love the style of those pants, the wrap style is cool and unique! I find things less on ASOS! Your leather jacket is chic and I love it with the red pointed toes boots.
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Cheryl, these pants are super chic! I love them paired with sneakers and with the red shoes! Actually, the red shoes, white tee, moto jacket, and leopard clutch make such a statement! You are rocking the wide legged pants, for sure. I, on the other hand, cannot rock this trend, try as I might. But that’s okay. I will just appreciate the fabulousness of them on you! Thanks for linking up.


Claire said...

Great looks, I love your trousers, Cheryl :) I have some red ones and can not wait to go somewhere nice to wear them. Thanks so much for stopping by the linky party #TheWeeklyLinkUp

Mica said...

They are such fun pants on you! While I love them both ways, and really like the warp style, i think the second outfit is my favourite, love the little pop of red from the shoes! :)

Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a relaxing one, we went to the beach and spent time with family :)

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