The summer trouser trends to know

The summer trousers guaranteed to make warm weather dressing a whole lot easier

Posted by for Fashion

All products on this page have been selected by the editorial team, however Stylist may make commission on some products purchased through affiliate links in this article

Forget everything you thought you knew about dressing for summer; trousers are no longer out of the question and this trio of styles is proof. 

The great British weather might currently be telling a different story, but it’s summer. Usually, in terms of our wardrobes that means only one thing (see: dresses), but while the heavens continue to open, may we now seek sartorial refuge in the confines of trousers.

By this I mean the summer-ready line-up of pants that are whipping the fashion cognoscenti into a frenzy. The sort that can carry you from desk-to-dusk with minimal effort from you, the wearer. In fact, all that’s required for you to do is throw on a pair of your most comfortable chunky sandals or trainers, and be on your merry way. These are the pairs of pants to bring to the top of your style agenda this summer

The Chino 2.0

In case you’ve missed the memo, beige is all the rage this season, with big and baggy beige trousers taking centre stage. The purveyor of the revised take on the chino is The Row, whose camel trews have been endorsed by Haim, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kendall Jenner, to name just a few. 

While the fashion set are wearing theirs with a Diane Keaton-approved white tank top and white oversized cotton shirt, the versatility of these flares is not to be overlooked. Whether you choose to dial yours up or down, there’s no going wrong with these timeless trousers.      

  • Lindex wide high waist trousers

    Lindex wide high waist trousers
    Lindex wide high waist trousers

    The closest lookalike to The Row’s beige flares, this Lindex pair will scratch the itch at a fraction of the price. 

    Shop Lindex wide high waist trousers, £39.99

  • Cos wide-leg trousers

    Cos wide-leg trousers
    Cos wide-leg trousers

    For a slightly more caramel-toned pair, look to minimalist high-street stalwart Cos’ wide-leg pair which will look best when worn with cream and a statement lip.

    Shop Cos wide-leg trousers, £79

  • Weekday Tenley chinos

    Weekday Tenley chinos
    Weekday Tenley chinos

    Simply throw on with a white tank top and a white oversized cotton shirt and watch your Kendall Jenner-inspired look come to life. 

    Shop Weekday Tenley chinos, £18

Pastel jeans

Pastel jeans for summer? Groundbreaking. But ditch the sarcasm for this summer, jeans in all of their pared-back pastel glory are high on the fashion menu.

There’s kick-flared, dad, mom, and straight-legged options in a multitude of sherbet sweet shades (see: lemon, pistachio, blush and ecru.) If even a slight injection of colour isn’t quite to your taste, then keep it cool with a sand or ivory. Either way, don’t relegate those jeans just yet

Easy breezy linen flares

For those who assume that white wide-leg linen trousers form the backbone of a holiday wardrobe and that alone, all it takes is one look at them paired with everyday T-shirts and jumpers to see that they’re so much more.

Indeed, as the world of fashion embraces all things 00s once again this summer, wide-leg white linen trousers are just one of the plentiful options being resurrected from the era which those wanting to channel the vibe can wear on bottom. All that’s left for you to do is to load up 0n the jewellery (think big XXL gold hoops) and there you have one very simple, very stylish sunny season outfit ready to go.  

Sign up for our essential edit of what to buy, see, read and do, and also receive our 11-page Ultimate Guide To Making Your Home Feel Bigger.

By entering my email I agree to Stylist’s Privacy Policy

Images: courtesy of brands.

Share this article