We love our jeans, but sometimes we crave an alternative when fatigue sets in. Lately, it’s obvious that a smart and polished pant style is the look du jour among the style set: wide-leg trousers. Though not a novel silhouette, spring’s assortment is about modern design and fresh styling. Meticulous details take the look into fashion-girl territory via paper-bag waists, directional pleats and asymmetric accents, available in a range of sorbet shades, vibrant hues and fun patterns. Meant to be worn a bit slouchy, the effect is still smart whether styled nonchalantly with sneakers and a blazer or sophisticated with heels and a blouse. Here, we spotlight ten pairs of wide-leg pants available at a range of price points from affordable to designer. This look is well worth a try.
You’ll feel powerful in this vivacious red pair.
Dramatically flared legs are a genius update to basic black trousers.
Embrace '90s-style suiting with this bold pinstripe.
This windowpane check reads clean and classic. Style with sneakers for a street-style spin.
A lightweight lilac stripe is perfect when the weather warms up.
Unique waist detailing instantly freshens up this checked pair.
Never has khaki looked so cool.
With snaps down the side, this trouser is a brilliant blend of suiting and sport.
This high-waist pair is defined by the belt’s sleek hardware for total cool.
An animal print feels bold but is easily tempered with simple extras.