As fantastical as fashion has been lately (think ultra-bright hues, lashings of texture and more embellishment than Liberace's tour wardrobe), there's no point buying into statement pieces unless you have the proper basics to style them with. And no piece is more fundamental in your closet than some expertly cut black trousers. Okay, we get it—they're not the most exciting purchase you'll ever make, but if you put the time into finding the perfect pair for you, we promise the endeavour will be worth it in the long run. Case in point? Your favourite influencers.
Lyst told us that searches for black trousers have increased by 49% month-on-month since the start of 2019, and in the last 14 days, four styles, in particular, have been dominating our shopping baskets. First up, there's a leather trousers from & Other Stories that have been selling faster than discounted Manolos. Culottes are also proving popular, with pairs from Valentino and Gucci cinching a place in the top four. Then, completing the quartet is Nanushka's vegan leather high-waisted trousers.
You can see them for yourself below, but if none of them takes your fancy, we've rounded up the best black trousers to shop now. From Topshop and Dorothy Perkins to Ralph Lauren and Joseph, keep scrolling to add a serious dose of chic to your daily wares.