I'm Calling It—These Are the Only Trousers to Wear for Summer

Summer is in full swing, and with weeks of endless sunny days in mind, of course, linen dresses, shorts suits and strappy tops are firm favourites. 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 want.

For daytime, wide-leg trousers look particularly good with a vest top, chunky sandals and a sleek fuss-free bag. For after-dark plans, they look equally as stylish belted with a silky shirt or a 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 and breezy and get you through the heatwaves. Need further guidance on how to style them? We'll let some of our favourite fashion influencers take it from here. Plus, keep scrolling to see the 23 pairs we rate.

How to Style Wide-Leg Trousers for Summer

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).

Abisola wearing Karen Millen wide-leg trousers



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

Style Notes: Neutral wide-leg trousers are a minimalist's hero item. Caroline opts for a plissé version with a white shirt. Effortless. 

Shop the Best Wide-Leg Trousers

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

These come in 13 colours, but beige is always a strong favourite. 

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

It's not too late to get hold of Totême's cult pair. 

You can also get a matching vest. 

Such a fun print! Imagine them with a lime vest top and a clashing bag. 

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

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

Take note from Jigsaw and dress wide-leg trousers down with a white T-shirt and sandals. 

You'll wear these on repeat all year round. 

It's the colour of 2022, and you can get the matching jacket.