Fashion People Agree—These Are Summer's Chicest Trousers

If you’re the sort of person who prefers trousers over skirts and dresses, we feel for you. When it comes to the latter, you have a myriad of hemlines and silhouettes to choose from, and that’s before we get to fabrics, prints, and colours. Indeed, there’s an infinite number of dress and skirt options at your disposal, but trousers?


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Sure, you have jeans; wide-leg, cropped and tapered pants; leggings; and joggers, all of which have a place in our wardrobes. But your list of options is significantly more limited. Trouser trends are also hard to come by, as there are fewer ways for fashion brands to reinvent them. As such, you’d be forgiven for feeling somewhat underwhelmed about trousers—particularly as we head into summer. However, you’ll be pleased to hear that one of the most on-trend purchases you can make this season just so happens to be a pair of trousers. 


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While they always make an appearance during a heatwave, fashion types are giving humble linen trousers serious clout right now. With cropped styles proving most popular, linen trousers will carry you through just about every summertime outing. Whether you’re going on a walk, on a date, to a picnic, or simply staying home, linen trousers will have you looking and feeling cool—something to which both Jessica Skye and Monikh Dale can attest. 

There are lots of cropped linen trousers gracing new-in sections at the moment, too, in a plethora of shades and cuts. Handily, we’ve rounded up the best of them for you below. Scroll on to see them. 


This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Next Up, The Summer 2023 Shopping Guide: Where to Buy the Biggest Trends of the Season

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.