Don’t get us wrong: We love a good pair of tailored trousers. Sleek and slimming, a fitting pair of cigarette pants can even help you look taller.
But wearing them five days a week for 52 consecutive weeks a year can be a pain sometimes. Why? Because tailored pants can be, well, suffocating to say the least, especially when compared to the ease and breeze of a pair of wide-legged trousers. So why not swop them out for one of these jaunty, relaxed pieces that are oh-so-chic?
And no, these palazzo creations are not just meant for the beach. Scroll down as we’ve curated seven variants that you can easily pull off for work as well. Now go forth and conquer the corporate world.
Add colour and texture to your ensemble in one fell swoop with this vivid mustard yellow velvet creation from Pomelo Fashion. Celebrate spring by slipping into a living coral blouse and finish the look with a pair of wedge sandals.
Your boss still hasn’t approved your annual leave for your Bali vacation? Give them a subtle reminder by wearing this pair of beach-ready pants to work and finish with the matching top for a breezy co-ord look.
Great for petite girls, this 3/4 length culottes will show a little of your calves to help fake a taller height. Finish with a pair of nude pumps to further add length.
If heavy trousers are making you sweat too much during your coffee or lunch runs, swap for this pair of lightweight Cos trousers made of cotton seersucker. The crinkly texture of the fabric gives a unique touch to the outfit. Best paired with a linen shirt and flats.
Add prints into your work outfit with this plaid number from H&M. The neutral colours of this pant means that it will match well with most colours, but we suggest going with a maroon t-shirt and gold hoops to add some colour.
Featuring a unique wrap-across style, this pair of cotton-linen blend culottes from Mango comes in a playful yet neutral rusty orange colour. Pair this simply with a white top, throw on block heels and gold studs. Stylish work look – sorted.
Like a white shirt or little black dress, a pair of simple palazzo pants is a wardrobe staple that you need to own. Versatile and comfortable, this Zara pair can be dressed up in many ways from camis to shirts and bodysuits. No fuss in the mornings? Sold!
Text: Ho Guo Xiong