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.