Stylish Wide Leg Pants For Summer!
If you can thank the global pandemic for one thing… it’s the rise in popularity of more comfortable clothing. Comfort clothing is not just acceptable now, it’s actually on-trend! As in… ‘seen-on-the-runways-on-top-models’ fashion trend. (You can read more about summer fashion trends here.) But, today’s loungewear is not simply the baggy sweats we once dared to don only in the privacy of our homes (or in college). Today’s loungewear is chic and tailored in the most beautiful, high-quality fabrics. Today’s loungewear can take you from the couch to the curb in five minutes while keeping you stylish. I think you will agree… this is pretty freakin’ awesome!
In honor of the couch to curb movement, I’ve found 3 pairs of wide-leg pants that I like to call sneaky loungewear…because they’re stylish but so comfortable you seriously feel like you’re wearing pajama pants!
Loungewear Outfit Formula
The perfect loungewear outfit consists of three main pieces and one important tip…the first piece you must-have for the perfect loungewear look is a pair of pants that feel like pajamas. The second is a chic but comfy tee or top. And the third is a pair of stylish but easy-to-wear shoes.
Okay, now onto the MOST important tip.
It used to be, that I need to be able to answer the door and not feel embarrassed. I would ask myself, “Can I answer the door in this?” Now, I’m kicking it up a notch. The question I ask now is, “Can I run out for a quick errand in this?” 😉
This first outfit is basically my new outfit formula for the summer. I’d wear this to run errands, to a casual lunch, or just working from home. These gauzy cotton pants by Rails are SO soft and breathable that I want to live in them. Just trust me, they are amazing! Even if you live in a warmer climate, these pants will keep you cool because the gauzy cotton is so lightweight. The best part?? They have an elastic waistband! The length is perfect for me (I’m 5’4”) with a little wedge.
I’m wearing the pants with a gorgeous printed blouse by ba&sh (use code ‘ERIN10’ for 10% off on the ba&sh site!). It’s another piece I’ve been wearing all summer because it’s super chic and the fabric is so lightweight and breathable. I’ve also worn it with jeans and shorts. On my feet, I’m wearing some super comfortable wedges by Vince Camuto that come in multiple colors and are under $100!
Next up is a look I actually traveled in (for 15+ hours) but would definitely wear out and about. These Lovers + Friends pants are super soft, stretchy, have an elastic waistband, and a chic split hem. They’re a ribbed knit fabric that’s a little heavier so these might not work if you live in Texas or Florida, but if you live in a more mild climate like Colorado, they’re great! Unfortunately, they’re sold out but I linked similar options below. I styled them with a basic white tee and a white ruched sleeve blazer by Cinq a Sept. This blazer has quickly become a new favorite so expect to see a lot of it this summer 😉 On my feet, I’m wearing a pair of cool wedge sneakers by Chloe. I wore these sneakers during our trip all over the Middle East and loved how versatile and comfortable they were.
By the way, if you’re interested in seeing what I wore on our trip to the Middle East, you can find everything in this post.
Are you seeing a theme here?? The key is your couch to curb look definitely starts with next-level, comfortable pants. And more specifically, comfortable pants with… an elastic waistband! These wide-leg pants by ATM are SO good. They have a stretchy fold-over waistband, they’re high-waisted (very flattering), and the material is so soft like your softest cotton t-shirt. The waistband itself is also super wide so these pants are great for hiding a tummy. These are the perfect pants to wear for travel, lounging at home or popping out for a few errands, and sleeping (yes, they’re that comfortable!)
You could dress these pants up with a blouse like I did in #1 but I went with a more casual look and paired them with a puff sleeve tee. The exact tee is sold out but I linked an almost identical option. On my feet, I’m wearing some slide-on sandals by Rag & Bone. They have a memory foam sole so they’re unbelievably comfortable. The straps across your foot are spongy too so they don’t cut into your feet. It’s basically like wearing your slippers…but you can actually leave the house in them! I mean…what more could you want?
If you’re looking for more of my favorite comfy slide-on sandals to level up your wardrobe this summer, make sure you check out this post!
Do you have a go-to loungewear look that you can wear from couch to curb? Let us know in the comments below!
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