Top 5 Essential Pants and How to Style Them

Last updated: May 1, 2021

| 1 | Navy Chinos

Navy chinos are one of those easy to wear staples that are well suited for any occasion. A little more sophisticated than dark wash jeans, they naturally fit well in business casual or semi-formal settings. Or else you can pair them with a plain white tee and classic sneakers for a clean, minimal appearance. Opt for a mid-way fabric and you’ll be able to wear them all year round.

| 2 | Dark Indigo Jeans

The sheer versatility of these pants is not gonna let you down. Although the ruggedness of denim naturally lends itself better to more casual outfits, having them in a dark indigo shade gives you more leeway to dress them up or down. If your workplace doesn’t require you to wear a full-on business suit, these jeans will take you from work to after-hour drinks with colleagues.

| 3 | Wool Trousers

These pants are the perfect alternative for the cold winter months. The soft, textured fabric is ideal for rocking some tailored separates or smartening a casual outfit. You can style them whether with sneakers or boots for a casual look or derbies for a formal occasion.

| 4 | Cargo Pants

There are different types of cargos that have their own touches to the military aesthetic. Some of them are cut like skinny jeans while others are baggy and loose. The key to getting cargo trousers right is ensuring that they hit the middle ground between slim and spacious, so to fit you properly. As a workwear classic, cargo pants can be paired perfectly with a denim trucker jacket. Prefer a dark denim blue jacket styled with a light blue shirt, beige cargos and chestnut suede chelsea boots. For a laid-back vibe, try black cargo joggers along with a relaxed tee, a shacket on top and your comfy trainers.

| 5 | Pleated Trousers

Coming from the 70’s, the trend has been spread by top italian brands like Armani, Cucinelli, Caruso. It’s the perfect time to combine these vintage pleated trousers with modern tops and accessories. Tuck a mao collar shirt or a classic button-down that’s rolled at the sleeves. The trick is to tuck the shirt or tee into your pants, to show off the pleats and to avoid any bulkness. Sneakers and oxfords are the best options for this outfit.  If you want to look more sophisticated, style them with a turtleneck and a timeless beige trench coat on top.