My quest to dress more French-like took a turn this weekend when I finally bought into the wide-leg trouser trend. I don’t buy trousers often because, most of the time, I find them to be too tight across the bum and hips but too loose around the waist. However, after months of admiring the wide-leg trouser trend from afar, I finally found a pair that seemed to fit the bill. The trouble was, when they arrived, I had no idea how to style them.
The knee boots I currently live in made no impact, disappearing under the trouser leg and becoming obsolete. Although I wasn’t ready to give up just yet, this stumbling block was enough to make me question my purchase. So, as I do in times of sartorial need, I turned to some of my favourite French women to gain insight into the rules they follow when assembling outfits around the wide-leg trouser trend. And of course, they reassuringly served up a plethora of inspiration that I can’t wait to try.
Considering how tricky wide-leg trousers can be to style, I thought I’d share some of the best looks with you so that you, too, can embrace the trend with confidence (not to mention Parisian flair). Scroll on to see them and to shop my top picks to re-create each outfit.