Chic Ways to Style Trouser Pants

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In this style guide, I’m going to show you how to style smart pants. We all know how to wear dresses and skirts for formal occasions, but when it comes to pants it isn’t always so obvious. Here, I’ll share with you how to style dressy pants for dressy occasions.

How to style black pants

First up, I’m wearing a pair of black silk pants. Silk, as we all know, is a very high quality and luxurious fabric so silk pants are great for wearing to formal events.

I’ve styled them with a gingham print top in a peplum style that also has a bit of a poofy shoulder. The top has a deep-cut neckline that gives you the option of adding a statement necklace if you want to. I added a pair of statement earrings as you can either go for statement earrings or a statement necklace, but not both as this will just look too heavy and overcharged.

For shoes, I opted for a pair of open-toe mules in a bright, bold red color to add a pop of color to the look. I finished off the look with a structured handbag that has a color-block style with black, white, and red. The bag gives the outfit that dressed-up touch that I was going for. 

How to style rusty-colored pants

Here, I’ve styled a pair of pants in a rusty copper color. I’m wearing these pants with a simple white top that stands out against the pants. To accessorize, I added a beaded headband.

A headband is a great way to accessorize your outfit if you don’t want to add heavy earrings or a big necklace or even a belt; you can always accessorize with headpieces.

For shoes, I’m wearing a pair of open-toed mules. I’ve also added a printed blazer to this look which instantly creates a nice workwear outfit. To outfit off the look, I have a white handbag with a gold chain.

How to style cream pants

Next, I styled a pair of cream silk pants. I’m wearing the pants with a printed top that has some roses on it. The material is very light so it makes a great top for summer. For shoes, I’m wearing a pair of nude flats in a mule style. Lastly, I added a tan quilted bag to finish it off.

How to style pants with white top

For the last outfit, I’m wearing a pair of printed pants. These pants are the bottom of the blazer that I paired with my copper pants. It’s one of my favorite two-piece sets and I love two-piece sets because you can easily mix and match the pieces just like I did here.

I’ve paired the pants with this white top, which is very similar to the first white top and has a little bit of ruffle detail on the bottom.

Here, I’m taking advantage of the wide neckline and I have added a brown statement necklace that helps the outfit pop a bit more and adds some more interest. For the shoes, I added a pair of brown mules with a nice peekaboo open toe. A little wicker bag finishes off the look. This outfit is perfect for my ladies who aren’t such big fans of wearing a lot of colors. If you prefer neutrals, you can definitely go for earthy tones and nude colors. 

How to style trousers

Silk pants, or pants in other elegant fabrics, are a welcome change if you need something for a formal event and you don’t want to wear a dress or a skirt.

In addition, pairing your pants with heels elevates them and gives them a sophisticated edge. Let me know what your favorite outfit was in the comments below!

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