We bet you have more than one pair of skinny jeans in your wardrobe. And, why wouldn’t you? They fit well, make you appear slimmer, go with everything, and have been trending since forever… that is, until now. After being in vogue for over a decade, the skinny denim is on its way out; so, bid adieu, fair maiden.
Reason? It’s quite simple really. Designers are bored with these pants (like they are with other safe trends)—it’s time for a wave of change, an experimental revolution, a reinvention of the staple, and the skinny jeans have just got to go!
Notice how shimmer took over matte makeup, and pop art and colour blocking made a comeback in 2017? Well, we learnt to love those changes, and after this guide, you will learn to love the way forward for pants too. It’s all about A-line cuts, vivid prints, and pretty accents like bows (yes, bows!). A lot easier to stand out from the crowd with these bottoms, they’re anything but basic. See ya later, skinny jeans!
Wide Leg Pants
Stripe Wide Leg Trousers, £60
High-waisted and exuberant, the wide leg trousers are versatile. You can take them to work with a formal black shirt, or even wear them to the beach with a white tank top. What say?
Blue Denim Culottes, £335
Culottes are 2017’s take on the flared denims we loved in the ’90s. With a more practical hemline and relaxed fit around the thighs, this one’s straight out of Selena’s style files and must be added to your shopping list for summer.
Ellery Giogio Sheer Palazzo, £337
There’s nothing new about the Palazzo, except the upgraded versions feature sheer panels, stripes, or florals.
GAP 1969 Rip & Repair Overalls, £30
This is perfect for daywear on the weekends. It has a very I-just-got-out-of-the-shower vibe. Wear it to that picnic brunches, a stroll along the river bank, or even a walk down the shopping district. Any takers for grungy overalls? (You could go for shortalls, if you’re a shorts girl.)
Frame Legging Koral, £109
Athleisurewear continues to trend on in 2017, as do velour tracksuits. Well, we prefer the former because leggings are more versatile and can be dressed up with a tunic, or dressed down with a tank top.
Victoria Beckham Wide Patchwork Jeans, £189
One more to pair with your basic tees, the patchwork denim elevates street style to a sophisticated level by making things more interesting. If Victoria Beckham loves them, then so do we!
Christopher Kane Pleated Prints, £1145
As you float around in these borrowed must-haves from the chic Parisian, the pleated flannels reverberate with spring-summer in their eclectic prints and fluid lines. A match made for Oxford street, don’t you think? 😉
Tome Bow Culottes, £242
Loyal to your maxi skirts? Well, try some bow pants for size to mix it up. Much like drawstrings, the bow band wraps around the waist and can be adjusted to suit your frame; the bottoms flare out into casual and comfy culottes.
Waven Tall Aki Boyfriend Jean, £14
They’re ripped, easy-going, and straight-forward. Does that sound like your partner? Well, the boyfriend jean is for your errands, movie-nights, and road trips.