Work or Play, These Trousers Will Unlock a World of Chic Outfits

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.

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