Wide-Leg Pants Are the Key to Pulling Off Chic Summer Outfits

Though unequivocally stylish, wide-leg pants can be a bit intimidating to wear at first. Depending on the width and hem of the pants, you need to be careful about proportions, or else you risk veering into the unflattering territory. But with the right top and shoes, wide-leg pants can be the surprisingly simple key to looking runway-ready with minimal effort.

What’s great about wide-leg pants is that with the right fabric and fit, they can work for any occasion. You can rock a pair of flared trousers to work or pull on some silky pleated pants for dinner at that trendy restaurant you’ve been dying to try.

In case we haven’t already sold you on the beauty and versatility of added leg room, Banana Republic’s wide-leg repertoire speaks for itself. There are plenty of stylish bottoms to choose from, in varying colors, fabrics, and lengths.

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We decided to take all of the mystery out of styling these statement-making trousers for you by offering some simple and replicable outfit ideas involving wide-leg pants.

Banana Republic Wide-Leg Rayon-Linen Pants

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Tuck a loose-fitting sweater tank top into the sage-green Banana Republic Wide-Leg Rayon-Linen Pants ($99) for a casual boho look. The unique high, square neck of the Banana Republic Hemp-Cotton Sweater Tank ($70) would be perfect for layering with gold necklaces in different lengths.

Complete the laid-back ‘fit with the Banana Republic Leather Wide-Strap Thong Sandal ($47, originally $68).

Banana Republic Flyweight Wide Leg Cropped Pants

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Incorporate wide-leg pants into your activewear with the Banana Republic Flyweight Wide Leg Cropped Pants ($90).

Pair them with the Flyweight Tank Top ($50) and your comfiest sneakers for your new favorite morning-walk uniform. In case of inclement weather, you can always throw on the Banana Republic Popover Rain Jacket ($139).

Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Pants

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A ’70s-inspired pair of billowing white trousers is the unexpectedly sexy summer staple you didn’t know you needed. We adore the Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Pants ($99) in white.

The best thing about these pants is that you can wear them with truly any top, but the pretty blush color of the Banana Republic Pleated Camisole Top ($70) would be a lovely compliment.

With a pair of thin-strap heels, like the Bare High-Heel Sandals ($118), you have your next dinner-date outfit lined up.

Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg Linen-Cotton Pants

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The Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg Linen-Cotton Pants ($110) are our pick for slightly dressier pants for the office. Any kind of white blouse would look polished and stylish tucked into these flattering high-waisted trousers.

Check out the Eyelet Top ($85) or Roll-Cuff Top ($65) from the Banana Republic. For shoes, we recommend a pair of blinged-out platform loafers for a bit of pizzazz. – popsugar