As the temperatures climb steadily higher, there’s only one thing on our minds: dressing to stay cool. And while there are hundreds of dresses and skirts on the market right now that will do exactly that, I want to propose a new summer staple: trousers. The phrase summer trousers might seem like a contradiction, but believe me when I say they exist, whether in light, breathable fabrics or balanced with a sleeveless top. There’s no reason the trousers that we rely on day in and day out have to be relegated to the back of the wardrobe until autumn.
The perfect pair of trousers has a power that is not to be underestimated, and the right cut and style can become a signature. (Just ask Dakota Johnson.) When you’re in need of a piece that will make any outfit feel polished and put-together, a summery tea dress just won’t cut it, but the humble trouser will look just as chic in the office as it will at a picnic.
In a bid to convince you of the possibilities of summer trousers, I’ve found six outfit ideas starring trousers.