7 Spring Trouser Trends Our Editors Can't Stop Thinking About

As much as spring makes us all want to break out our linen dresses and denim shorts, the season doesn't always deliver when it comes to weather. That's why I'm so pleased to see trousers dominating spring trends this year. Secretly, I couldn't be happier. I'm #teamtrousers in all style situations (even at my own wedding). While I thought it was maybe just me being more receptive to the trends I personally like, that's not the case this spring.

Trousers have apparently inserted themselves into our collective fashion consciousness and refuse to go anywhere, as this year's spring/summer trends prove once again. They took over the runways and that's surely being reflected in real time. If you're a trousers-over-everything person, you're in luck. All the cargos, joggers, linen pants and low-slung waistlines you've snapped up over the years will remain suitable options going into this spring. It's not just me, then; trousers are evidently in their element this year.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of pants competing for your attention, don't fret—I've consulted with the Who What Wear team to identify exactly which trousers are worthy of your wish list this season. Drawing inspiration from our favourite influencers, plus keeping in mind the styles that reigned during this year's London Fashion Week, we've whittled it down to just seven spring trouser trends for you to consider for spring. Whether you're a minimalist at heart or a proud maximalist, you'll find a pair for you in the list below.

1. Wide-Leg Trousers

White and cream outfit with wide-leg trousers

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Style Notes: We collectively fell in love with wide-leg trousers last year, and this season, they're wider than ever. The styling options are boundless for this versatile shape.


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2. Leather Trousers

Black leather outfit with trousers and jacket

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Style Notes: A pair of faux or real leather trousers will add a distinct edge to your outfit, especially if you double up with a matching leather jacket or blazer.


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3. Cargo Trousers

Green cargo trousers with leather jacket

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Style Notes: Hands up if you have a love/hate relationship with cargos. Same, but the stream of influencers trialling this trend (and making it look undeniably chic) have convinced me to give it a go.


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4. Low-Rise Trousers


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Style Notes: In another nod to the noughties, low-waist trousers are back with a bang. Fitted T-shirts seem to be the most popular styling choice, but we've also seen this silhouette bravely teamed with ultra-crop tops.


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5. Metallic Trousers

Silver trousers with black top outfit

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Style Notes: For your next night out, you won't find a more striking option than metallic trousers. Ease yourself into this statement trend by keeping the rest of the look simple—think neutral shades and streamlined silhouettes.


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6. Smart Joggers


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Style Notes: We're particularly excited about this one because it puts comfort first. Joggers have been given the dressy treatment this season, featuring subtle tailoring and crafted from luxury materials.


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7. Slim-Leg Trousers


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Style Notes: Good news if you're already a slim-leg devotee: this tried-and-tested style has been given a new lease of life for spring 2024. Not only is the cut super flattering, but it's also incredibly easy to build outfits around.

Striped shirt and straight trousers outfit

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.

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