Winning Formula: The Outfit Jennifer Lopez Swears By

From her legendary Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys to all those beaded and cutout ensembles, it’s clear Jennifer Lopez is in a style class all her own. Evolving from music-video vixen to true red-carpet royalty, the singer-actress-dancer-goddess has refined her signature glam over time, and we’re fixated at every turn.

With an über-toned physique, Lopez has the ability (and confidence!) to pull off literally anything—two things we greatly admire. She always embraces her signature curves, which means she has a roster of items in her closet that complement the dynamite figure she clearly works hard for.

One of Lopez’s go-to outfit formulas revolves around a wardrobe staple that works on just about every body type and just so happens to be a leading silhouette in the pants department for fall: The wide-leg trouser. It appeared across the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways in a range of textures and colors, from a leather cognac pair at Jacquemus to azure blue at Joseph to slouchy topstitched styles held together with drawstrings at Rejina Pyo.

At once classic and on-trend, Lopez proves time and again the versatility of a wide-leg silhouette, regularly demonstrating how it can be worn for myriad occasions, whether you choose to dress it up or down.

Just recently, Lopez took a pristine white wide-leg pant for a spin by pairing it with a punchy floral blouse and polished accessories. The feminine formula is perfect for when you’re in need of a work-appropriate outfit that can easily take you to evening cocktails. What’s more, Lopez punctuated the look with a croc-effect bag which is not only a favorite of hers but another leading handbag trend for fall. This is a must-try look for the new season.

If you’re in the mood to don white roomy trousers now, take yet another tip from Lopez, who donned the ultimate warm-weather dinner ensemble with a slinky camisole in an all-white palette. A sleek bag and gold jewelry serve as effortless accents—if you layer a couple of delicate necklaces like J.Lo. (We’re all about linked styles at the moment.)

We can always rely on the songstress for a sophisticated show of skin and, as luck would have it, Lopez has also worn a wide-leg pant and coordinating crop top for an effortless date night look. To keep things smart, she went with a pinstripe pattern and finished with a summery bag and her signature hoops earrings. Genius.

Feeling inspired now to throw on a wide-leg pant like Jenny from the block? Well, we’re spotlighting three of her best takes on the hero piece ahead with similar items to shop for a variety of occasions. Each formula is a total winner that you can and should keep in rotation come fall. Get a running start.

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Polished Up

Whether for work or an elegant event, a neat wide-leg pant and feminine blouse is a fail-safe combo, especially if you want a break from dresses and skirts. Don’t skimp on accessories—we love how J.Lo chose a delicate pair of studs, sleek black belt and timeless aviator sunglasses (we found her exact pair, by the way!).


Show Of Skin

Embrace your shape and dare to bare a little skin like Lopez. This pinstripe suit is the perfect way to maintain polish whether you opt for the matching blazer or simply go with the bustier top and trousers. Simple accessories are best for accenting this stand-out look, though we can’t help but feel drawn to a large slim hoop á la the A-lister.

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Easy Elegance

For dinner, date night or a stylish daytime occasion, wide-leg pants look perfect in head-to-toe white. Nipping in at the waist, the roomy pants speak volumes, once again making simple extras a winning choice. That said, a gold platform sandal never hurt anyone.