Straight Leg Pants Got Us Donating Our Skinnies

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Ah, warm weather and summer vibes are speaking our language. Slip into a pair of straight leg pants and see for yourself why skinnies are a thing of the past. This season’s styles are tailored and flatter pretty much every figure out there. Take a look at our favorite cuts and try a pair that works for your unique height and special shape.

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Oh, Hiii..

We’ve been advocating for a high waist since blogging began in our lives. A high waist is an essential part of what makes straight leg pants so do-able. If you’re thin, tuck in a tee or a turtleneck sweater. If you’ve got more hips, go untucked and streamline the look. Our favorite see-through purses finish off the trend in 30 seconds flat!

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Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho

For working gals, try a pair in sturdy cotton blends. A pair of straight leg pants in Fall’s favorite neutrals keep things bright and classic. We love this look with a simple trench coat and a great pair of boots.

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High on Life

For anyone who is rocking “French girl cool“, look for stripes and easy fabrics. Straight leg pants in linen with a tie waist looks ridiculously fresh near Summer’s end. Add a simple tee or a hand-knit sweater that boasts bishop sleeves and a shorter hem. Straw purses keep things causal and are a perfect transition accessory.

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Heading Down the Highway

For city gals, the high waist and a longer hemline make getting ready a snap. Super fitted straight leg pants work from day to night with nothing more than a tank and a blazer. Choose a longer, oversized blazer to keep the look lean and ditch it on your way to cocktail hour.

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High + Mighty

School’s in and nothing works a new wardrobe refresh better than a new cut of pants. We love straight leg pants in creams and whites especially. Pick a vintage tee with statement-making lettering and top of the look with a beret or cap that fits your vibe. You’ll be super comfy walking to and from classes and study sessions will be that much cooler.

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For stay-at-home moms and anyone running errands, a cropped hem works best. Pair your straight leg pants with tennis shoes or flats and head out the door! This easy, casual look takes its cues from a minimalism lifestyle and you know we are on that bandwagon! Monochromatic looks or soft neutrals emit understated elegance and natural beauty.

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High Horse

A slightly flared hem helps balance most body shapes. When shopping for straight leg pants, look for a high waist, a cropped hem, and plenty of room in the thighs. Play in the mirror with your shirt lengths and try tucking them in or leaving them out. However you feel best is perfectly appropriate. The point is to be relaxed, comfortable, and feeling your best!

One thought on “Straight Leg Pants Got Us Donating Our Skinnies

  1. I love straight leg pants… worn them for many years. The best part is that I can take them off without having to remove my work boots. 😉

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