Wide linen pants are a classic. Cool, breezy, covered, and breathable for a hot Summer’s day. And since wide pants with wide hems are particularly on-trend, we’re seeing a lot more of them at the moment. They vary in both width and length. Waistbands can be full or half elastic, or fully constructed with a zipper.
Here’s a collection of good examples.
Here are four fab and simple ways to wear solid wide linen pants. Uncluttered and on the minimal side of the continuum.
1. Columned with a Tank
Here’s a matching set of linen pants and long boxy shirt that are worn in the same outfit. The co-ords are separated by a tucked white tank top to break up the column of cobalt. The shirt is worn like a jacket rather than a top, as a nod to the early ‘90s. Sleeves are scrunched for structure. Black slides and bag that match the model’s hair are a punchy finishing touch.
2. Tonal, Untucked, Sneakers
These linen pants have a wool component and are a little warmer than 100% linen or linen-cotton blend bottoms. Hence you see them combined with a lightweight cotton sweater and sneakers. Notably, look at the fluid silhouette and SHORTER length of the top, which proportionally, works splendidly UNTUCKED with the wide pants. If you need a breezier version for a hot day, choose linen and cotton versions, a tee or blouse, sleeveless or short sleeves instead of long sleeves, and open shoes.
3. Dress as Tunic
Here’s a version of wearing a dress over pants so that the dress functions like a tunic. The dress and pants are in the same fabric and colour, and a coordinated set. If the dress feels odd, wear a regular length matching shirt or blouse. A patterned scarf in the same palette breaks up the expanse of dark blue and lightens the palette. Gold espadrille sandals further lighten the palette. The wide pants are worn a little shorter to showcase more of the shoes. There is an elegance to this boxy and breezy look, to my eye.
4. Twinset and Sunhat
This version is probably the most familiar and easy to pull together. The part I like best is how the white tank and white oversized shirt – (worn as an open jacket ’90s style) – create a punchy TWINSET effect. Wear the tank untucked if that’s your preference. The caramel straw sunhat and wide linen pants are a good match too. Flat white sandals match the white of the outfit. I see a white, black, red, brown, or light neutral bag. Add jewellery as desired.