Instead of Jeans, Fashion People Are Turning Their Attention to This Classy Trouser Trend

In my time as a fashion editor, I’ve come to rely upon a few styling tricks to help make the winter-to-spring transition a little easier on my wardrobe. Up there with swapping my raincoat for a relaxed quilted jacket and exchanging my boots for colourful trainers, each season, I reintroduce a pair of cream trousers back into my rotation as an easy way to instantly brighten up some of my wardrobe staples.

Influencer styles cream trousers with a black cardigan and ballet flats.

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Though similar to the white trousers that often come to the fore for many of us in summer, I find the cream trouser trend slightly more relaxed and far more versatile. Yes, bright white shades work perfectly with other statement tones such as cobalt blue, fuchsia pink and letterbox red, but cream trousers wear so well with the in-between shades that dominate most wardrobes.

Influencer styles cream trousers with a cream blouse and a burgundy bag.

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Offering a fresh alternative to denim, these lightweight trousers move beautifully as you walk, creating a breezy and relaxed silhouette. Wearing well with the deep navy, dark grey and rich burgundy colours that are pillars in my wardrobe, cream trousers help add lightness and dimension to a darker palette. When summer comes around, I love to wear them to anchor my looks, styling them with light peach, butter yellow and earthy colours—there really isn't anything they won't go with.

Influencer wears cream trousers with a grey jumper.

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Luckily for me, high-street and designer brands alike have caught on to the enduring appeal of the cream trouser trend for spring 2024. Often designed in wide-leg cuts, there are pairs in so many of my favourite stores right now. Read on to discover the cream trousers we're shopping this season.


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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.