get the look // wide leg pants

If there’s one spring trend that is speaking to me a in a BIG way, it would be wide leg pants. I’m a skinny jeans girl through and through, admittedly… but this trend feels SO good. Maybe it’s because my legs are all messed up from this past weekend’s climbing trip and tight pants only make the bruises feel worse. I don’t know. But what I do know is that I love the breezy, casual, cool girl vibe that these wide leg pants give off. It’s kind of like how a skirt automatically makes you feel a bit fancier — a fresh pant silhouette is kinda the same. And there are so many options, even for those of you hesitant to dip a toe into the trend — here are some my faves!

link: paisley printed palazzo pants from ASOS.

get the look // wide leg pants for spring

My absolute favorite part of this trend is the dramatic movement that wide leg pants provide. Even if you’re rocking a simple white tank with these flowy styles, you’re practically guaranteed a look that says DRAMA, but in the least complicated way possible. And don’t even get me started on the colors and textures that Zara is offering right now… those emerald ones are calling my name in a big way.

links: Zara straight cut trousers, embellished wide legs from Free People, Zara wide drapey trousers, drapey pleated drawstring trousers from Zara, and gauze pull-on pants from Urban Outfitters.

get the look // wide leg pants for spring get the look // wide leg pants for spring

Let’s talk prints, ok? Whether you’re a stripes girl or feel ready to rock some major prints, wide legs are an amazing canvas to do so. Vertical stripes are extremely slimming because the draw the eye up, making you appear taller than you really are (this 5’6 girl approves). I suggest rocking them with great pair of ’70s inspired wedges to complete the look.

links: striped culottes from ASOS, printed trousers from Zara, wrap around wide legs from Free People, Creatures of Comfort pants (I have the coordinating shirt in this fabric and print — it is sooooo good) and printed loose fit trousers from Zara.

get the look // wide leg pants for spring get the look // wide leg pants for spring

So what do you think — are you going to join me in rocking this trend??

link: Ace and Jig haystack pant from Accompany.

p.s. get more fashion inspiration right here!

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  1. 5.15.15
    QuirkyK said:

    I have a pair of these wide leg pants that I got last season from Anthropology, now if I could just get my act together and have them hemmed before they go out of style I’ll be styling!! :)

  2. 5.14.15
    Annie said:

    My client yesterday was wearing these huge wide leg, kind of soft denim pants and she looked unreal.

    Also I’m pretty sure I could never pull this off.

    • 5.22.15
      joanna said:

      i need to wear my fancy clothes for you… except for the cat hair tumbleweeds.