The trouser trend is here in a big way. It started to trickle in the last couple of years. But you know something is a full-on trend and here for a while when you can buy an inexpensive pair at H&M. And that’s exactly what I did here.
I bought a few pairs of nicer trousers at Aritizia. But I wanted a pair that I could dress up or down. And ones that would work with flats too. I needed options! You know it’s a trend that’s here to stay for a while when you want more of them in your closet.
I spotted these khaki trousers at H&M for under $35 and they’re just perfect to try the Gen Z trend. Great to try out a trend for an affordable price too if you’re unsure about it. You don’t need to add anything else to your closet to try this trend out either.
14 Trouser Outfit Ideas
How To Dress Down Trousers With Sneakers
This super casual look is a go-to and how all the cool kids are now rocking trousers. Just add a cool tee and dad sneakers. To balance out the looser fit of these trousers I opted for a slightly more fitted and cropped denim jacket. This is one of my go-to tricks for how to dress down a suit.
Styling Trousers For Date Night
To dress up trousers for a cool night out with friends, I’d do a crop top and a heel. Add a leather belt to finish off the look. An oversized denim jacket is great here to balance out the tiny fitted top. I’d even add a leather jacket too for fall and for a look that feels a little more elevated.
For jacket options, you can also try a textured lady jacket, or a collarless denim jacket for a more polished look.
How To Style Trousers For The Office – Khaki Trouser Outfit
The most classic way that I think we’re all super comfortable with, is to style trousers for our 9-5. I love these paired with a slightly oversized blazer (just a longer fit and not so short and tight). A fitted ribbed top and a block heel complete the look.
You can also swap your blazer for a short cardigan and do a French tuck. I remember wearing trousers back in my old day job days and I just loved them because they were so comfy!
Casual Trouser Outfit Idea – Khaki Trouser Outfit
If you want to go more oversized in your denim jacket, this is how I’d style it. An oversized denim jacket over a looser-fitting tee will feel a bit sloppy. So instead, I swapped it for the crop top that shows a sliver of skin to create even more of a waist. This creates a true waist and makes things feel a little less sloppy with a fitted crop.
Again, chunky dad sneakers for the win. You could also do a sleek leather sneaker like a Veja if you wanted to. While this look is very similar to the date night outfit, by removing the belt and heels, it just instantly dresses this down making it feel more casual.
Styling Bold Trousers
Since trousers are so hot right now, they are coming in all the best colors and styles. From wide leg to straight leg, from neutral to bold neons. I grabbed these Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane trousers (one of their best sellers) in a fun citron lime color.
Styling bold-colored trousers can go one of two ways. Either lean into it with more color, or stick to neutrals. For this look I decided to do some fun color blocking by adding a hot pink sweater. I love the contrast and the vibe of this look.
This wide leg high waisted bold trouser outfit will be so fun for a night out with friends. I’d even pack this with me for a spring or summer getaway where I want to be a bit more colorful. And depending on your office vibe, this can totally work to head to the office in.
Dressing Down Wide Leg Trousers For Spring
When thinking about how to style trousers for spring, I’m of course adding a jute bag as the perfect accessory. It adds texture and really signals that this outfit is for spring and summer.
The second look is also a great way to dress down wide leg trousers. A neutral graphic tee and brown leather belt makes this look feel put together yet laid back.
Sage Green Trousers For The Office
These Artizia trousers are a gorgeous sage green. They’re great for spring and summer. To wear to the office or even to attend a day time event if you need to.
Pairing the sage green with pastels and neutrals is an easy way to style this color. The Aritizia Effortless pant comes in so many colors and fabrics. You can go classic in black trousers, or try something more fun like this soft sage color.
Slim Leg Trouser Outfit For Spring
Trousers come in all different shapes. And a slim leg trouser or a tapered leg, is really a nice addition to your closet. As someone who loves my straight leg jeans, these trousers make it really easy for me to just swap them out with ease for outfits.
A lot of my straight leg jean style tips apply here too. From the shoes to wear, to how to style them to feel more confident in this new fit. A fitted tank and simple sandal make this a go-to look for spring and summer.
Linen Trousers For Summer Outfits
A linen trouser is a staple if you plan on wearing these in the warmer months. Linen is lightweight and breathable. You’ll get a ton of use out of a linen wide leg trouser if this is a trend you’re enjoying.
You can dress these up for the office with a nice blouse, sandals and a lightweight cardigan to throw over your shoulders. Or dress it down for a lunch with a friend like I did here with a simple black tank and block heel sandals.
Styling Leather Trousers
Leather pants are SO hot right now that you should totally try styling leather trousers. If this silhouette is one you enjoy, leather trousers will be a fun piece to style.
I’ve styled these brown leather trousers two ways. First, super casual with a tee and denim jacket. This is truly a great casual outfit to just run errands in, grab lunch, or travel in.
And to dress up these leather trousers, I added a long lilac blazer to add a fun colorful contrast. Leather trousers can come in all styles too. From wide leg, to more slim, choose one that you’ll wear the most and I promise, you’ll be so in love with your new leather pants.
Styling Plaid Trousers From The Office To The Weekend
Here are two great ways to style a plaid trouser. While we tend to lean into plaid trousers for maybe the office, you can totally wear these casually, and out to dinner.
Try styling them with just a sweater tank and throw a sweater over your shoulders. Pair these plaid trousers with sneakers for a cool, casual way to style plaid trousers.
Or if you want to head out for a cocktail, you can totally switch things up! Add an edgy leather jacket and black heel to make these plaid trousers feel super cool and sexy.
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