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black trousers are getting plenty of airtime this season, and while they’re hardly an item of clothing that could ever be considered “in” or “out,” it’s still gratifying to see fashion folk gravitate towards something that’s so definitively timeless. If you find the perfect pair of black trousers, you know that you’ll be wearing them for many, many years to come.
I found my holy grail at Mango two springs ago and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve worn them. They’ve come with me on holiday, where I’ve worn them with a bikini top and linen shirt. They’ve also looked great with a simple white tee. And I’ve paired them with a matching black blazer for dinner. Talk about versatility.
It’s clear that I’m not alone in my love for black trousers, and you can’t scroll through Instagram without stumbling across a pair, whether it’s a wide-leg style, a split-hem style or a classic straight silhouette. To prove the adaptable powers of this wardrobe staple, I’ve rounded up seven outfits centred around black trousers. Scroll down to see how the fashion crowd is wearing their black trousers this season.
Style Notes: What could be more classic than pairing black trousers with a white shirt? Make it a short-sleeve iteration, and it’ll feel more current. With the addition of flat shoes, this is a look you can wear anywhere and feel polished.
I’m into the boxy fit of this style.
The wool blend fabric will see you through the season change and still looks sleek.
The perfect finishing touch to any minimalistic outfit.
Dreamy flat shoes in a low-key nude shade..
Style Notes: Black trousers might be synonymous with workwear style, but you can give them a low-key feel—all you need is a denim shirt, baseball cap, and retro kicks.
Influencers are wearing baseball caps on repeat right now.
This denim shirt is perfectly fitted with subtle cowboy detailing.
No need to size up as these trousers are already slouched.
New Balance continues to dominate the trainer scene this season and will continue to do so.
A dreamy offering by Gucci. I’d expect no less!
Style Notes: Give your black trousers a cool-girl hit with the addition of a bra top and a leather blazer for a going-out look that’ll carry you throughout the year.
A good quality blazer will last a lifetime!
The ruched detail adds an element of intrigue to this basic.
The fitted waist and hips with the wider leg proportions mean they’ll look great with chunky knitwear. They are available in size UK 4-22.
Who wouldn’t want some vintage Prada? Timeless!
These shoes are sleek and the covered toe will help you transition through the seasons.
Style Notes: For a classic ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a Breton jumper, black wide-leg trousers and black accessories. This is an outfit that won’t age.
I’m loving bouclé textures this season.
Such a great logo belt.
I love the fluid silhouette of these trousers.
The people at Dear Frances are masters at creating boots that never date and their cult Spirit boot now comes in a vegan apple leather alternative!
Style Notes: If you’re looking for an easy evening ensemble, try pairing your favourite black trousers with a nice top and heels. Simple but effective.
Show those clavicles with this off-shoulder style.
After years of dainty layering, oversized rings are making a comeback.
COS always delivers in the black-trouser department. They’re forever selling out but are available right now.
Slingbacks are everywhere right now and the rhinestone monogram detail is sure to catch everyone’s eye.
Style Notes: If you prefer a more casual finish, make like Francesca Saffari and style a pair of slouchy black trousers with a puffer jacket. Perfect for that in-between weather we’ll no doubt experience soon.
Wear with denim, dresses and black trousers.
A versatile base layer.
These will go with everything in your wardrobe, from blazers to t-shirts.
I have fallen in love with yet another The Row bag and it’s dangerous.
Fashion people have rediscovered their love of Converse high tops this season. Great peeking out under a loose and slouchy trouser.
Style Notes: If you’re just about ready to accept that colder days lay ahead but still want the option for summer, then look no furthur than the culotte. Danielle nails the transitional mood with chunky knee-length boots and some wide-leg culottes for a cool and relaxed silhouette.
This tough-as-nails jacket with worn-in edges ties together the other sleek pieces of this look.
Ribbed and great for pulling over the hands from under your jacket for an excellently layered look.
With a relaxed elasticated band and a soft wool, these culottes are perfect for that season switch.
This resembles a designer bag and it looks so soft and supple!
Chunky and with contrast stitching, the perfect Ganni boot.
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This story has been published at an earlier time and has since been updated.