Apparently, the term “pants” in the UK will lead people to think you are talking about knickers…so, I will attempt to remember to call these leggy non-jean items trousers and thus avoid confusing anyone! Personally, I don’t really wear trousers, but I’m beginning to see the other side of the coin. Occasionally androgynous, sometimes vintage inspired, trousers on street fashion sites are incredibly chic. More shops are adding these pleated and cropped wonders to their stock, but if you can’t find it in a chain store your trusty thrift shop will definitely have the goods. Even though it is winter, consider cuffing or rolling the hems slightly to show off your socks or even a sleek stiletto.
To be incredibly loose in the definition of trousers, I’ve also included a look with leather shorts. If it is warm or cold where you’re out, leather shorts are a stylish new look for day or night. Pair them with tights and Docs for an edgy day look, or throw some dainty ballet flats into the mix for contrast.
Munich, Germany via Style Clicker
Milan, Italy via The Sartorialist
Oslo, Norway via The Streethearts
Tokyo, Japan via Drop Snap