Skirts may appeal with their beautiful pleats and prints, but pants are a smart fashion choice that you should make whether for work or play. They’re timeless, versatile and classy — perfect when it comes to conquering the dreaded Monday blues. We’ve made selections for every girl; whether you are feminine, androgynous, minimalist or simply adventurous, there’s something here for everyone. All you’re left to do is to start shopping, stat.
Topshop pants, $89.90
Go for something that shows off your fashionable side, like this checkered piece that’s preppy chic. Wow your colleagues by dressing this with a black long-sleeve t-shirt and a pair of lace up heels.
Zara pants, $69.90
A pair of camel coloured pants should be your next wardrobe essential. Flattering and smart, they’re versatile enough to be worn with everything else in your closet. Get ready for work on Fridays by wearing it with a navy blue blouse and a pair of black leather booties.
H&M pants, $64.95
If you’re naturally petite, go for a pair of high-waisted wide legged trousers. Dress this with a black silk shirt and a pair of platform pumps underneath to achieve the illusion of a taller stature.
Arket pants, $122
Cut from a soft corduroy material that is made out of organic cotton, this pair of pants by Arket are made for those environmentally conscious individuals. Bonus? They are naturally resistant to creases, which means you will not have to spend extra time steaming them in the morning.
Topshop pants, $106
Bright colours are proven to improve one’s mood. So give your day a much needed boost with a pair of pants that has a bold hue, like this sunshine yellow piece from Topshop. Complement it with a matching blazer and a pair of white sculptural heels if you’re feeling extra sassy, or wear it with a black shirt and a pair of leather brogues if you want to tone it down.
Office-appropriate ensembles do not have to be boring. Instead of basic grey pants, opt for something that sports quirky prints, like this pair from COS. Make sure that the prints are fashioned in the same hue to avoid looking too ostentatious.
Etro pants from Mytheresa, $375
Swap out your blacks and greys for a baby blue piece. This pair of Etro trousers will pop if you’d wear it with a dark coloured floral printed top to the office.
Michael Kors pants from Net-A-Porter, $1,225
Featuring gingham check details, this monochromatic piece is suitable for both work and play. The playful ruffled hem adds a dose of femininity, which will stand out when worn with a neatly pressed white shirt and a pair of black brogues.
Maticevski pants from Net-A-Porter, $1,552
A pair of black pants may be pedestrian. Hence, go for one that sports unique — albeit subtle — details, like this Maticevski piece that features a sculptural origami-inspired pocket. Complement this sleek and tapered pants with an off-shoulder ruffled top and a pair of heeled sandals.
Bimba y Lola pants
Minimalist lovers, this pair of white pants is for you. Sporting girlish pleat detail and a slightly flared hem, this is a sophisticated addition to your wardrobe and is easy to match. Jazz this up with a black oversized shirt and a pair of pointed-toe flats.