Monday, February 28, 2011

The White Shirt Collection: Wide Leg Pants

Although your skinny jeans shouldn’t be retired just yet, there is another trend in pants that is back this Spring.  Wide-leg pants aren’t for everybody but they were seen this season during New York Fashion Week alongside other styles in flare pants.  Wide-leg pants can be a stylish, elegant addition to your wardrobe.  Favorites in this family of pants are trousers and jeans.  Trousers are great when you want to go for a more tailored look.  If you do try the tailored look pair them with flat oxfords and string of opera pearls to complete your look.  
Wide-leg jeans should be fitted at the thighs to keep your shape, but not to fitted or they may look more like bell-bottoms.  Heels are recommended because they help elongate the look of the leg and balance the leg with the width of the pants.  In addition pair the wide-leg pants or jeans with slim fitting shirts instead of baggy shirts to give the whole outfit a polished pulled together look.