Three ways to wear spring’s wide leg pants feature the relaxed weekend look for chic, lazy Sunday style, the office look for perfectly polished style and the brunch date look, combining menswear with a feminine turn. The Real Real online luxury consignment shows us how to put these looks together so we’ll be ready to step into spring in style at a fraction of the original cost. For a relaxed weekend look, team the pants with sporty-cool touches like white sneakers and a preppy button-down shirt. For the office, pair the pants with a polished coat and classic loafers and, for a brunch date, pair the pants with a ruffled crop top for a bright, amazingly appealing look
Many women love the new wide leg pants, but are afraid to wear them or are having trouble finding the right fit. Some believe that wide leg styling makes them appear shorter and wider by emphasizing a line just above the instep and below the ankle. There may be some truth to this, since you are not building your silhouette on a slim line but rather a wide base. Picture a lily, blooming atop a long, slender stalk. Now visualize a shade tree with a wide trunk and spreading tendrils. This is the difference between wide leg pants and leggings or jeggings. Tall women have had trouble finding wide leg pants that were long enough, and petite women have has trouble finding them short enough. Worn too short, they give an ungainly, scarecrow appearance; worn too long, they drag on the floor, get caught in heels and puddle around the shoes. If you can get wide leg pants that fit just right, you can make them work wonders and keep a figure flattering silhouette.
For a winning weekend look, choose a Celine white pinstripe blouse and white Celine wide leg pants from the Phoebe Philo collection. Tuck in the front to let a littler silver-tone hardware show on the pants and slip on Robert Clergerie woven ivory slip-on platform sneakers. For a perfectly polished office look, pair wide leg white pants with a light blue Acne wool coat with gathered details at the waist and metallic pink Tod’s loafers with tonal stitching. Finally, for the perfect brunch date, pair wide leg white pants with an Elizabeth and James ivory and grey ruched crop top and Oscar de le Renta red and ivory pointed-toe mules. More wide leg pants and tops currently available feature:
- Navy and white stripe T by Alexander Wang short sleeve crepe top $50
- Black Alice McCall sheer lace top with bateau neck $75
- Black Tibi high-rise cropped pants with dual seam pockets $75
- Nude Equipment long sleeve silk top with dual flap pockets $50
- Off-white Alexander Wang wide-leg pants with dual slit pockets $45
- Black T by Alexander Wang short sleeve crop top $50
- Yellow Alice McCall Tinker sleeveless crop top $45
- Creme Alice + Olivia wide-leg pants with tonal stitching $75
- Green, navy blue and white Étoile Isabel Marant short sleeve blouse $50
- Blue light wash Current/Elliot wide-leg jeans with five pockets $75
The secret to shopping at The Real Real online luxury consignment is to visit frequently, since sales last only a few days. If you see something you want, don’t wait; items sell very quickly. To see the complete selection of wide leg pants, tops, shoes and accessories or to place an order online, visit The Real Real.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending.