Trousers have been a big pant trend for this year. What’s not to love about them? They’re more comfortable than jeans, look effortless, and you can easily wear wide leg pants with sneakers as you can with a heel or bootie.
I’m personally a fan of high waisted trouser styles because they make your legs look longer, work on multiple body types, and a great option for days when you may feel bloated. (We’ve all been there, so no judgement here!)
I love wearing wide leg trousers with sneakers and a t-shirt for an easy, street style look. But now, it’s time to rethink how I style them for fall and winter. Here are my tips to styling a pair of wide leg trousers when it’s cold.
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How to Style Wide Leg Trousers for Fall and Winter
Swap Your Top
The easiest way to transition your wide legged trousers to fall and winter is to swap your top from a t-shirt to something that makes sense for the cold. Depending on the weather, that could mean a lightweight turtleneck or a chunky sweater.
My favorite thing about this time of year is all the fun layering that can happen! Add one of these classic fall jackets and coats, or if you’re wearing neutrals, try a pop of color with a statement coat. (Fun fact: adding some color I the fall in winter is a guaranteed mood booster, I promise).
My plaid coat is from Sezane (shop it here), but here are a few other fun favorites:
Think About Fabrics and Prints
Fabric always plays a big part in wearing items over multiple seasons. Unless your wide leg trousers are linen, or lightweight cotton (two undoubtedly summer fabrics), you should be able to wear your pants during this time of year just fine.
However, if you are looking to invest in a new pair for fall and winter, try something in a heavy twill, wool, corduroy, and even flannel.
When it comes to prints, you can’t go wrong with plaid for fall and winter. (Or, of course, no print at all.)
Go for Winter White
I’m a sucker for a monochromatic outfit, but how chic is this all white look? The trick to nailing white when it’s cold is to look for shades that skew warmer, like ivory or eggshell.
Try a Blazer
Try pairing a coordinating blazer with your wide leg pants. The suit is here to stay, and there’s something classic and chic about it, even when worn with sneakers. (Shop my favorite white sneakers here.)
If you need something dressier, swap your sneakers for some simple heels. A blazer, wide leg pants, and heels are *the chef’s kiss* when it comes to a power outfit. Bonus points for the belt to cinch her waist!
If it’s really cold where you live, a beanie and a scarf may not do the full trick of keeping you warm. And because of the silhouette, wide leg pants tend to be a little more breezy than slimmer pants and jeans.
My secret to staying extra cozy in wide legs pants is to add a layer under them via tights. You’ll be surprised how much warmer you’ll be, even with the thin layer!
All of these tips also work with wide leg jeans – so if you own any of those, just apply the same rule here!