Winter Style: Wide-leg Pants

Kastle W
by Kastle W

There was a recent debate about whether skinny pants were out of style. I’ll admit I love the sleek look of skinny pants, but I’m all about the wide-leg in the winter months. Why? Not only are wide-leg pants trending, but they are also a sneaky way to layer for warmth. You can wear tights or even fleece leggings underneath, and nobody will know. They just see you being fashionable while you know you’re staying nice and snug.

No wide-leg pants in your wardrobe? Get shopping!

Wide-leg print

Paper bag


When shopping for wide-length pants, a couple of tips to keep in mind:

Proportion is Key: Balance the volume of the pants with a fitted or semi-fitted top.

Mind the Length: Ensure the pants are tailored to the correct length, skimming the floor when wearing heels and grazing the top of your shoes for flats.

Here are some styling ideas for wearing wide-leg pants.

Button-down Shirt and Wide-Leg Pants

Uplevel your professional look with an elegant button-down blouse and wide-leg pants. Look for a pair in a high-quality fabric so they drape nicely. You can pair it with a blazer and overcoat for an “I’m the boss” look.

Long-sleeve T-shirt and Wide-leg Pants

A slim-fitting, long-sleeve t-shirt works well with paper bag wide-leg pants. The gathered top of the pants adds an extra detail to make the look more interesting while leaving room to layer underneath. You can add a blazer or jacket on top for going out in the cold, while the T-shirt keeps you cool when you’re back inside with the heaters on.

Sweater and Bold Wide-leg Pants

Don’t be afraid to play with patterns and colors with your wide-leg pants to make an extra-bold statement. Pick some in plaid or a stripe to show some personality. Just keep the top simple, such as a classic black crew-neck sweater, to let the pants do all the talking. You’ll be the stylish hit of any room.

Now that you have some ideas for wearing wide-leg pants, will you try them?

See more of my looks in the  Stiletto City blog and my  Instagram page.

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