10 Trouser Styles that are Anything but Basic
Styling an outfit is as important as purchasing the right one. Your whole look depends upon how you color coordinate or style your accessories with the ensemble you choose to wear and choosing the right bottoms is an integral part of outfit styling. As they can make or break your look and while the basic trouser designs will always stay classic, you can always experiment with the recent trends of trouser styles. The key to a good bottom is the fabric and the cut and again styling! You can rely on the staple pants in your closet, but you can always try on something new and refresh your wardrobe.
Pants are also the most effortless way to change your look from day to night as if you’re wearing a blouse pair it up with jeans for a semi-casual look and if you’re going for a formal dinner, you can style it with formal pants. It all just comes down to styling and while millennials were all about their skinny jeans. Gen Z is more into baggy and wide-leg cuts, and we are here for. So, ditch those skinny jeans since they are so outdated and go for the latest trends of bottoms.
Lucky for you we have curated the trendiest trouser design inspiration guide. So don’t miss out and keep on reading to have the chicest bottoms that are anything but basic.
- Bell Bottoms
- Capri Trousers
- High Waist Pants
- Tulip Shalwar
- Wide Leg Pants
- Cigarette Pants
- Color Block
- Printed Trousers
This must be our favorite style of pants. Without much effort, it can make you look structured and toned. Bell Bottoms were big in the 70s especially in denim fabric but recently it has made a major comeback. Pairing up a bell-bottom pants with a classic and modern blouse is the best way to put on an office chic look. The best part about them is that they give you a tall effect instantly but make sure you go for a fitted one. As a lousy fit one can look unflattering. There are no written rules on how to style bootcut pants but the best way to carry them is to pair them with a well-tailored and fitted blouse as the bell shape already gives out a baggy look. Bell Bottom pants are not only big in western fashion, but they have made a way to eastern fashion as well. Pair up a short kurta or wrap with them and you will have a desi chic look. They also look good on a jumpsuit. Your boot cut trousers should be long enough to touch the ground as the shorter ones look unflattering.
If you want to look polished and put together, capris should be your go-to. They are the perfect office wear bottoms but make sure you choose the right fabric for them. Capri trousers are mostly slim-fitting, and the hemline is up to ankle length. They are very easy to wear, and you can pair them up with different kind of tops which includes loose fit ones and slim fit ones as well. You can also put on a blazer or a trench coat to give you a dressier look. The formula for success when it comes to capris is to pair up a flowy, breezy georgette blouse and put on some heels, and voila you have a strategically styled ensemble.
When it comes to eastern ensembles capris have been around for a while and is the safest way to carry a polished look. Just pair up a designer kurti preferably a baggy fitted one and put on some embellished khussas from dazzle by Sarah and you have a traditional and classic put-together look.
High Waist Pants
When it comes to high-waisted jeans, we are a little biased, they are the most comfortable and flattering type of jeans and look good on any body shape. We are truly thankful for the 80s for this fashion trend and the recent wave of wide-leg and boyfriend high waist jeans are what every girl needs in her wardrobe for an effortless street-chic look. Pair them with a top, tee-shirt, baggy blouse, or anything and still, it would look good as they are the most versatile type of trouser style. Apart from jeans, the high waist looks good on cotton, polyester, and georgette as well.
You can style them with trendy blouses or basic tee shirts and add some personality to the look with essential jewellery staples such as hoops or pendants and put on some sneakers and you will have a chic streetwear look.
Although skirts may seem like the perfect choice for an airy, breezy look for spring summers but if you want a more semi-formal look that is flowy and easy to carry then culottes are the way to be. They are cute and flattering and you can easily dress them up and down according to your likings. Apart from the solid neutral colors, you can also opt for floral printed ones for a fun and quirky look. For winters you can go for the shades of browns, whites, or black and style them up with a cardigan or chunky sweater and put on some loafers or sneakers.
Culottes have made their way in the eastern fashion as well and they were the biggest trend of summer 2020. Now, these culotte pants have been spotted in formal and luxury pret as well.
Shalwar is a staple in every girl’s wardrobe, it is classic, vintage, and extremely comfortable. Over the years we have seen thousands of variations in the classic cut but one trouser design that is trendy and stylish and captures the essence of the classic shalwar is the tulip shalwar. It is a secret summer must-have and this modern take on dhoti shalwar has really made its way into the desi fashion industry. You can style them with a basic kurta and block heels with minimal accessories.
Wide Leg Pants
If one thing we have learned from 2021 fashion trends is that it is all about comfort. Gone are the days when we used to wear skinny jeans as a daily uniform. This year is all about high-waisted wide-leg jeans. They are comfortable, chic and the best streetwear ensemble. You can pair them up with a basic tee shirt or a blouse to have the most effortless look.
One trend that made big into eastern fashion and is not going anywhere in the near future is the straight/ cigarette pants one. They give you an instant put-together and contoured look and unlike palazzo pants or any other type of cut they look more polished and dressier. You can pair up a kurta, wrap, tunic, or anything with it and it would still look good. We are loving the latest trend of incorporating embroideries and embellishments to the straight pants.
Apart from the trend of tie and dye, another colorful trend that surfaced during the summer of 2021 was the color block one. This trend is fresh, modern and adds a new sense of refreshment to the wardrobe. If you’re someone who is up for experiments and always wants to stay up to date with the recent trends, then this is the trouser style for you.
Who says prints are only for the shirts, they have made their way in trousers as well? The print-on-print floral trend in shalwar kameez has our heart. It looks elegant and stylish and gives out an instant spring feel. Sanaya latest collection features fun printed bottoms that add instant oomph to your look.
The only good thing about 2020 pandemic was the comfortable apparel. Thanks to the pandemic we can wear comfortable sweatpants outside as the trend has surfaced to be the chicest and trendy streetwear. You can put on a trench coat or jacket with it, and you will have an instantly stylish look.
So, what are you waiting for? Incorporate these trendy styles in your wardrobe and take a break from the boring basics. LAAM has a wide variety of trouser designs to shop from. They are comfortable, trendy, and chic. Find the one that goes best with your style and rock them this fall!