I’ve already talked about how hemlines are rising to create an ultra-ankle skinny pant, and now the trend is expanding to encompass a more casual silhouette. Made out of high quality jersey or silk, these cropped and cuffed, tapered drawstring trousers aren’t your momma’s sweatpants!
Whether striped, solid or printed, this comfy yet chic alternative to dress pants is popping up everywhere from the streets of fashion week to retailers across the globe.
Have a look!
Spanish retailer ZARA was one of the first to get in on the trend
Mango shows us a dressier option (I gushed about this collection here!)
Britt Maren keeps it casual and fall appropriate for Rene Lezard
At Elle France, the drawstring trouser is a trend within a trend (Punk)
The dragon tattoo line for H+M is the edgy icing on the cake. Would you LOOK at those sleek beauties on the left? Sign me up.
Here’s one of their newest options.
To give credit where credit is due, I first saw the trend on Sandra almost a year ago. Leave it to those Scandinavians to be fashion forward!
As long as it’s done right, this is one trend I wholeheartedly support. Throw a blazer or structured jacket on top, tuck (or half tuck) in your blouse or button up and add some pumps! Leave it to the fashion industry to create a chic sweatpant (Seriously. They feel like sweatpants. Go buy some!).
As far as trousers go, I’m going to go out on a limb here and call the next trend.
Prepare yourselves, and your thighs, for this silhouette next fall…
Seriously. I’ve seen it around already and you KNOW I’m going to have something to say about this one! You guys are my witnesses, let’s see what happens next season!
Photos from Asos, WWD, ZARA, Mango, FGR, Elle France, H+M, 5 Inch + Up and Acne