Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants | The Trousers We’re Loving

Believe it or not, there was once a time when it was frowned upon for women to wear trousers. Who’d have thought? Now, trousers are fast-becoming a must have in our wardrobes - and not just for summer. They’re an investment piece to see you through the seasons, ladies. From straight leg to flared, we’re starting from the bottom. And if you’re slacking when it comes to inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks thanks to some of our babes of RI…

Culottes have been a firm favourite this summer and before you go packing them away until next year, hold up. A cropped trouser is the ultimate layering piece to take you from sipping Sangria at sunset to strutting to the office on your daily commute. Wear with a block heel and denim crop top and add a trench coat when it gets a bit cooler.

We’ve got a confession. Wide leg flared trousers have stolen our hearts. The bigger the better, we say. They’re the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece; whether you’re having a picnic in the park or spending the day shopping, just add a bodysuit and sandals and you’re good to go.

Think white denim is just for summer? Think again. Cropped jeans are a winner no matter what the weather forecast. Wear with a striped Bardot top and oversized tote bag for alfresco brunch with the girls or add a jumper and ankle boots when grey cloud season hits.

Black trousers are a staple to see you through all the seasons. Yes, even summer. Wear with a monochrome crop top and caged block heels for a late night trip to the bar and swap the crop top for a roll neck top when Monday rolls back around.

Striped cigarette trousers get our vote every day. Cool and comfortable, add a matching blazer and sunnies for effortless summer in the city chic or wear alone with an oversized tee.