5 Easy and Chic Ways to Wear Black Trousers This Spring

I love the fact that black trousers are getting plenty of airtime this season, and while they're hardly an item of clothing that could ever be considered "in" or "out," it's still gratifying to see fashion folk gravitate towards something that is so definitively timeless. If you find the perfect pair of black trousers, you know that you'll be wearing them for many, many years to come.

I was recently looking for a more slouchy, wide-leg pair and found my holy grail in the men's section of a vintage store—I just needed to take the waistband in a little. I've already lost count of the number of times I've worn them. They've come with me to fashion week, styled with a colourful jumper and a fringed jacket. They've looked great with a simple white tee. I've also paired them with a matching black blazer for dinners. Talk about versatile.

It's clear that I'm not alone in my love for a black trouser, and you can't scroll through Instagram without stumbling across a pair, whether it's a wide-leg style, a split-hem style or a classic straight silhouette. To prove the adaptable powers of this wardrobe staple, I've rounded up five outfits that are centred around black trousers. Scroll down to see how the fashion crowd is wearing their black trousers this season.

1. Tweed Jacket + Skinny Black Trousers

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@blancamiro

I love the proportions that Blanca Miro creates with this boxy-jacket-and-black-trousers ensemble. Just add a colour-clashing base layer and a knotted scarf, and you're good to go.

2. Kick-Flare Trousers + Statement Printed Top

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@abimarvel

Black trousers are the perfect base for more statement-making pieces. Case in point: Abi Marvel's dramatic swirl-print mesh top instantly adds interest to her split-hem trousers.

A great wardrobe staple from Mango.

3. Colour-Pop Blazer + Straight-Leg Trousers

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@itsnajmaahmed

Brighten up your black trousers with a colour-pop blazer like Najma Ahmed has. This lime-green number fits the bill nicely.

4. Breton Knit + Wide-Leg Trousers

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@femmeblk

For a classic ensemble, you can't go wrong with a Breton jumper, black wide-leg trousers and black accessories. This is an outfit that won't age.

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5. Puffer Jacket + Slouchy Tailored Trousers

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@lindatol_

If you prefer a more casual finish, make like Linda Tol and style a pair of slouchy black trousers with a cropped puffer jacket. Perfect for that in-between weather.

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These will go with everything in your wardrobe.

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