Instead of Jeans, Fashion People Are Turning Their Attention to This Fresh Trouser Trend for Summer

I bought a pair of striped baggy denim jeans from & Other Stories last year, and they're still one of my most-worn items of all times. The thing is, though, I'm a summer person, so at the first sight of sun and the opportunity to put my jeans to one side, and I'll jump at the chance.

Which is why I'm delighted striped trousers are having a serious moment right now. In (a most likely blue and white) lightweight pyjama pants, airy linen, soft satin or even crochet, anything goes this season as long as it's lighter and more breathable than heavy denim. And back to the pyjama style, as any pair of trousers with a super comfy stretch waist and a lie-down-on-the-sofa proof loose-leg fit gets a yes from me. Especially when you actually get to take this comfort outside of the house. And of course then there's pinstripe, the previously only office-appropriate stripe thats now taken to the streets worn with colourful trainers and oversized shirts.

The key style note, no matter your chosen pair, is to opt for loose, wide-leg styles that will make you feel cool but composed, whether you're on the central line or by the beach. After searching through all my favourite shops, these are the best striped trousers out there right now.

Karina wearing stripe trousers

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Karina's red striped trousers look effortless with her comfy trainers and oversized denim shirt.


(Image credit: @amara.hamalijnck)

Although Amara has kept striped trousers in the house worn with lingerie, a simple white shirt and trainers will take them outside.

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Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.