The Ageless, Anti-Jeans Trend That's All Over H&M, M&S and Net-a-Porter

Allow me to set the scene. It's a warm summer sunday and you're reclining in the sun, perhaps with a chilled rosé in one hand and a book in the other. What do you imagine yourself wearing? When I think of warm-weather dressing, the first things that come to mind are tank tops and sundresses, maybe you think shorts and sandals, but the one thing that doesn't appear in my vision is denim. Sure, jeans are the reliable, universal staple that just about everyone owns, but there are some scenarios when heavy denim just won't cut it.

As soon as the temperatures rise we need something, light, loose and airy, and if you aren't wearing a dress and not a fan of skirts, you warm-weather trouser choices might seem limited, but there is a classic piece resurfacing that gives an entirely different garment its time in the limelight, and it's one we don't give enough credit—the linen trouser.

Think about it. Pulling on a zero-fuss, no-iron pair of trousers is the ultimate in laidback lounge dressing. Far from the dated connotations we might have once had, linen trousers are elegant, understated, and billowy in the way that all of the best seasonal outfits should be. You could be sailing around the Amalfi coast, reclining on Bondi beach, or even shopping in the city centre, and a linen trouser outfit would still have the same impact. Whether paired with a crisp shirt, a ribbed tank top, or an oversized tee, there's nothing these trousers don't go with, and influencers and editors alike are breathing new life into this formally shelved staple. Don't believe me? Check the stores. Everyone from Net-A-Porter to M&S is investing heavily in linen trousers this year, and it's no coincidence. This easy, breezy trouser is the lazy-girl hero we've been waiting for, and in order to help find the right pair for you, I've done a round-up of the very best. Keep scrolling for 24 pairs of the best linen trousers to be found via M&S, H&M and Net-a-Porter: I promise you won't regret it.

HOW TO WEAR LINEN TROUSERS 

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Style Notes: The best accompaniment to a pair of linen trousers? Why, a linen shirt of course. Just add a pair of trainers for casual-cool edge.

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Style Notes: Just ask Lucy Williams, linen trousers make a chic cover up, so before you reach for a sarong, don't forget to pack a pair in your suitcase.

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Style Notes: A neutral trouser is the perfect base for layering up tonal colours, and I love Liv's elegant olive, sand and cocoa brown colour combination.

SHOP THE BEST LINEN TROUSERS:

1. H&M'S LINEN TROUSERS

2. NET-A-PORTER'S LINEN TROUSERS

3. MARKS & SPENCER'S LINEN TROUSERS

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.