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HOW TO ELEGANTLY WEAR WIDE TROUSERS FOR SUMMER?

A classical pair of wide trousers will never go out of style. Today's post is for all of you who'd like to jump on the wide-leg trouser trend or just happen to like this style. Summer is not all about relaxed and vacation vibes. Sometimes we want (or need) to  put together a more elegant and sophisticated styling. You guys know I love to wear dresses. However, sometimes trousers are a better option. Even dress lovers will agree that a nice pair of trousers can take one far. Sometimes I like nothing better than a pair of high waist wide trousers, especially when I want to put together a professional looking outfit. The question of the day: 'How to elegantly style wide trousers for summer?'

Today I have a classy summer outfit proposal for you and one that is easy to put together. One of the benefits of wide cut trousers is they are often quite comfortable. In addition, the wide cut often helps us achieve that fabulous vintage vibe. These trousers are easy to dress up and can look incredibly sophisticated. Contrary to popular belief, wide trousers aren't that hard to style. A classical wide-leg cut will look nice on most body types. It's more about finding the right fit and styling it right. If you choose a high waist pair, you'll automatically look taller and leaner, an effect that you can work to your advantage, especially if you pair your trousers with a pair of heels. 
ELEGANT SUMMER STYLING- THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT

As you can see, I styled this high waist navy pair with a romantic ruffled blouse, a scarf styled as a belt, a nice bag and a pair of heeled sandals. It was an outfit that was super easy to put together and it made me feel professional, elegant and well put together. I wore it to run some errands in the city and later for a lunch date in restaurant Romanca near Mostar (not sponsored, just mentioning it in case you want to know of a good place to dine in the area). I shopped my closet for this look, as I do often enough. As you might remember I'm currently on a fast fashion shopping ban this summer, something I probably won't have any problems following because I typically don't buy fast fashion items anyway. I'm all about shopping one's closet these days. Speaking of that, I had this ruffled blouse for ages and I wear it quite often. It has proven as a good item and I would say that a statement blouse is often a good investment. If you want to see other ways to style this blouse, you can check out how I styled it with cropped pants (here) and with a mini skirt ( here). Similarly, you saw me wear these heels (for example here and here).


EASY TIPS FOR STYLING WIDE TROUSERS FOR SUMMER IN AN ELEGANT WAY

- PAIR IT WITH A ROMANTIC BLOUSE FOR A FEMININE EFFECT
That is what I've basically done for this styling. To make your outfit more feminine, all you need to add some feminine touches. Cute blouses or tops look lovely with wide leg trousers. Besides ruffles, you can also opt for puffed sleeve top or shirts. You can also opt for feminine accessories.
- PAIR IT WITH A TRENDY ACCESSORY FOR A RELEVANT STYLING
If you want to make your summer styling feel more relevant, include some trendy items or colours into it. For example, yellow is trending right now so you might want to wear your wide leg trousers with a yellow bag or a yellow top. You can also layer your wide leg trousers, for example by throwing on a blazer and going for a suit look. Trendy accessories such as scarves or statement earrings are also an easy way to glam up your wide leg look. 
- PAIR IT WITH HEELED SANDALS FOR AN ELEGANT LOOK
If you want your wide leg trousers to look more elegant, pair them with heels. Heeled sandals are a great choice for summer. However, if you want something more comfortable and you're not on first name basis with high heels, opt for wedges or kitten heels. 

A FEW MORE IDEAS FOR STYLING WIDE TROUSERS FOR SUMMER
Bellow you can see a few wide leg trouser looks I wore in the past. Some of them feature the pair I showed you in this post, and some feature a beige pair I wear pretty often. Wide-leg trousers are often what I wear when I'm not wearing dresses or skirts. I also like flares, but the wide leg cut feels more classic and hence more appropriate for the subject of today's post (i.e. elegant summer styling).
WIDE BEIGE TROUSERS WITH A LEOPARD TOP / WIDE BEIGE PANTS WITH A GRAPHIC TEE
WIDE NAVY PANTS WORN WITH A LACE DRESS

TWO WAYS TO WEAR A PUFFED SLEEVED SHIRT

Back to this styling. Tell me how do you like it? Do you wear wide trousers? If yes, do you wear them more often for summer? Do you like the wide leg trend? What is your 'go to' elegant styling for the summer? What do you reach for when you want to look professional and put together? What kind of outfits are you wearing right now? Are you on vacation or still at work? If you're looking for some vacay fashion inspo, you're welcomed to visit some of my recent posts:

As always thank you for reading and visiting. Tell me how is summer treating you. Have a great day!

Comments

  1. Love that classy and beautifuloutfit! Gorgeous trousers!

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  2. Very classy! I am really loving your blouse and pants. Your other looks are so beautiful too. Great tips. I am always loved wide legged trousers. They make me think of the glamorous 1940s Hollywood styles. Since I work from home now, I don't wear trousers anymore but maybe someday I will have to wear them again!

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    1. Thank you Val. That's might be exactly why I like them so much, because they do make me think about the golden age of Hollywood.

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  3. I really love wide leg pants. They are usually so classy. I love the blouse. You look so amazing in that combination.
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  4. I do think this style is just perfect for the hotter months. Then you don't feel like something is sticking to you all the time. And you make them look fabulous all the different ways, Ivana.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, this style definitely has its advantages during the warmer months.

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  5. Oh I whole heartedly agree! A waist wide leg trouser is chic and yes super comfortable for hot weather, especially if they are linen or another breathable material. And good for you on the fast fashion ban. You know I am too. Though the summer is when I tend to buy fast fashion.

    I love the ruffle top as well! And you did an excellent job styling these types of pants in so many ways. And that is awful you were robbed and that there are so many robberies of gold. It is interesting you mention this as I was watching a show last night called American Greed. It profiles different white collar crimes and in this case it was about a guy who defrauded all these people by taking their money for gold investments/bars/coins but never delivered. He is in jail. But it makes me wonder if all this gold is being stolen more now for a reason...a lot of people are predicting the collapse of the digital banking system. Maybe these thieves are more aware then the rest of us : o

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    1. Banking systems are a bit unstable, especially as of late, that might be one of reasons why western countries are building their gold reserves. The thieves are just responding to need, the price of gold is increasing. In Croatia there used to be gold pawn shops (own by unknown foreigners) everywhere and nobody was saying anything about how they were clearly buying mostly stolen gold goods...their number has been reduced, it seemed they got their gold....very depressive....there definitely is something going on with the gold reserves.

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  6. I love your summer pants. Nice pics ♥

    Many greetings
    Sabine

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  7. You look great in your pants, so stylish with the printed top! :) I really wish I could pull of pants like this - being petite it's hard to find a pair that are the right length and don't make me look even shorter, haha!

    Good luck with your shopping ban too! I'm going to do no buy July again next month, I need to pause my spending!


    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. Your all stylings with wide pants are so fantastic.
    I am excited that gorgeous tops, for example your raffle blouse and lipstick tee, go well with a wide pants.
    Thank you for sharing your great article!!
    I will also go shopping at my closet for a new outfit<3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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    1. thank you Akiko. I'm glad you are also shopping your closet.

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  9. Wide leg pants indeed are very nice and elegant. You look beautiful!

    Mari
    Dark Walz

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  10. You look beautiful! I love the outfit and the bag!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  11. You look super cute and comfy! xx

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  12. Trousers are definitely a warm weather option for me during the summer as well and the wide legged silhouette which is both chic and breezy is perfect for summer. Your navy trousers are so flattering and your styling is very elegant. It's true that it is a style that works for everyone as long as you find the cut that works for your body. I recently purchased a pleated pair which resembles a skirt and ahve already found so many different ways to style it.

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    1. thank you dear. I'm sure that the pleated pair you purchased is lovely.

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  13. Sono bellissimi quei pantaloni, Ivana, e sono proprio perfetti per l'estate! Larghi abbastanza da esser freschi ma anche eleganti! Stai benissimo!
    Mi piace tantissimo il tuo look con la blusa romantica, e la fantasia con la quale sei riuscita ad abbinarli in tanti modi diversi nel corso del tempo! Bravissima!
    Super utili anche i tuoi consigli naturalmente! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  14. Dear Ivana, you are so right, sometimes it is really necessary to wear trousers instead a dress or a skirt in summer. Trousers are often a good choice in the business environment and there are days I opt for trousers, too. Therefore, you post is highly welcome for me as I like what you recommend as far as your indeed elegant look of today!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  15. I love that wide-leg trousers are back! So chic!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. You know, I am a dress lover, but I love this outfit with your wide trousers very much! It is very elegant an feminine an I like how your paired the geourgeous trousers with this cute blouse and the heels. You look very pretty! <3

    Have a beautyful weekend!
    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. thank you Nadine. I know you prefer dresses too.

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  17. Come ti stanno bene questi pantaloni Ivana, Hai il fisico adatto! E adoro quella camicetta, la voglio!
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  18. I'm in loooove with your combo :D perfect!

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  19. Obožavam nositi široke hlače :)
    Kombinacija ti je za čistu peticu *_*

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  20. Questi pantaloni mi fanno impazzire, sono così versatili!! :)

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  21. Such a cute dress, thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lisaadriane.net

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  22. Come ti vestono bene quei pants e la camicina è così romantica... look 10 e lode!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  23. I love these pants! Such a great staple for the office!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. thank you, and yes they are perfect for the office.

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  24. Lovely summer outfits!!
    Love your wide trousers!!

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  25. Thanks a lot :D

    you look absolutelly great, my friend

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  26. Super su ti ove tamnoplave hlače. Slažem se da se hlače širokih nogavica lako kombiniraju, nije to neki problem.

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    1. meni su odlične za posao, a lako ih je nositi i za neke svečanije prilike.

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  27. Te spodnie są idealne do pracy :)

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  28. I think the way you styled wide leg trousers is indeed very elegant and stylish. I love the silhouette. I especially enjoy wearing wide-leg trousers in the summer when there's no danger of getting them muddy.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. yes, they are easier to wear in summer. Thank you.

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  29. I LOVE wide leg trousers and the way you styled it here! The ruffle blouse complimented the trousers well.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

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    1. you always wear wide trousers so well. Thank you.

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