I’m Calling It—These Are the Only Trousers Everyone Will Be Wearing for Summer

The wardrobe switch is in full swing, and our summer favourites are making their way to the forefront of our wardrobes once again. With weeks of endless sunny days in mind (here’s hoping), of course, linen dresses, short suits and strappy tops are a firm favourite. But if you’re not one to opt for rising hemlines at the first glimpse of sunshine, or you just prefer trousers in general, we have news for you. Wide-leg trousers will be your best friend all summer, and beyond. The loose-fit, often tailored, style is renowned for looking effortless with minimal effort needed. And when temperatures rise, minimal effort is exactly what we all rely on.

For daytime, wide-leg trousers look particularly good with a vest top, chunky sandals and a sleek fuss-free bag. For after-dark activities, they look equally as stylish belted with a silky shirt or cami and heeled mules. If you opt for a neutral pair, they’ll basically go with anything you own. And when it comes to fabrics, head in the direction of linen, cotton or floaty styles that’ll be light, breezy and get you through the upcoming heat waves. Need further guidance on how to style them? We’ll let some of our favourite fashion influencers take it from here, and keep scrolling to see the 23 pairs we rate.

Style Notes: Neutral wide-leg trousers are a minimalist’s hero item. Caroline sticks to wardrobe classics with an oversized striped shirt, shoulder bag and jumper over the shoulders. Effortless. 

Style Notes: Proving you don’t always have to opt for tailored pairs, Abi wear’s Karen Millen’s silky feathered style as a co-ord. Fancy pants get a firm yes all year round. 

Style Notes: These COS trousers have been so popular with the stylish women of Instagram that they sold out. Luckily, Francesca let everyone know they’re back in stock so you can still get them (if you’re quick).

Keep it tonal with a cream vest or try with zesty, citrus shades. 

Abi’s trousers are a 360-degree winner.

These come in 13 different colours, but lime is a strong favourite. 

A linen pair will be a saviour for warm-weather days. 

Go for full 70s vibes with a crochet top and platforms. 

The perfect shade of yellow. 

A linen-blend will crease less than pure linen. 

Wear just like this: a vest top, belt and flat sandals. 

You can also get a matching vest. 

Of course you’ll want the matching silky shirt, too. 

This cropped pair looks so good with chunky sandals and a white linen shirt. 

Keep them chic with block neutrals. 

As comfy as PJs. 

Dress up with strappy heels and a silky cami. 

So fun!

Just add trainers and a good-quality white T-shirt. 

A vacay essential. 

You’ll wear these on repeat all year round. 

Equal parts cool and comfy. 

Yep, you need the full suit. 

Wear with heels or switch to flats and let them bunch at the bottom. 

Classic. 

Just add chunky sandals, a vest and an oversized shirt. 

Next up, 18 summer-ready outfits we love