Hear us out: Sweatpants and leggings have been an undeniable go-to during the past year of quarantine. And, as much as we adore their comfort and versatility (after all, black leggings are the new LBD and sweats can be considered trendy loungewear-meets-streetwear) we’ll be the first to admit that wearing the same thing every single day can get a tad boring. For that reason, we implore you to step back from your sweats and leggings and step toward the season’s newest must-have bottoms: wide-leg pants.
Like sweatpants and leggings, wide-leg pants are equally as cozy, only that much chicer. Don’t believe us? The high-waisted, billowy pants were a staple on the Spring/Summer 2021 runways, including at Alberta Ferretti, Chanel, and Isabel Marant — just to name a few. While the runways showcased airy chinos, both in neutral swatches and bright hues, the silhouette can just as easily be worn in terry, linen, and the like. And, more often than not, adding an embellished belt to the mix only makes them look that much more stylish.
With that in mind, we rounded up 10 of our favorite pairs of cozy wide-leg pants worthy of making room for in your closet. We’ll leave the belt up to you.
These artsy wide-leg pants are airy and feature a cinched, elastic waist that zips. They’re so wide that when your legs are together, it will look like you’re wearing a skirt. Best of all, the pockets are so deep that you’ll have plenty of room to tote your essentials.
These olive-green pull-on pants are the elevated neutral we need in 2021. Just keep in mind that the shiny fabric is recommended as dry clean only.
Bubblegum pink pants? Yes, please. With a subtle, wood-inspired print, shiny finish, and paper bag waist, there’s so much to swoon over when it comes to these Simkhai stunners.
Whether you always get hot or you’re looking for the perfect pair of beach-ready pants, these ultra-lightweight linen ones are worth clicking *add to cart.* They come with a built-in belt and epitomize Free People’s beloved flowy, boho style.
Sometimes it’s as simple as finding the perfect pair of plain black pants. These stretchy ones feature a ribbed design.
How cute are these ’70s-inspired floral pants? The silky material is lightweight and features a back zipper.
Oversized chambray? We’re in love. Whether worn with a plain white tee or a printed blouse, these denim-inspired wide-leg cuties will become an instant fave.
Talk about a chic work-ready look! Just be aware: These pleated wide-leg pants are quite long, so you’ll likely want to wear them with heels or get them tailored.
We’re all for sparkles, so these sequin wide-leg pants fit the bill. Pair them with your favorite ruffled blouse or a fitted bandeau for the ultimate going-out look (for when, you know, COVID has dwindled and that’s a thing again).
Clueless style meets modern trends with these plaid wide-leg pants. Cozy and cute? We’re all about it.
xx, The FabFitFun Team