Suddenly, These Elegant Yet Comfortable High-Street Trousers Are All Over My Feed

There are a few signs when a new-in piece is about to take off in a big way. Maybe it has been spotted on the runways and has begun to populate our favourite brands' websites, a celebrity might step out wearing said piece, spinning it into popularity, or it could be that we suddenly spot some of our favourite fashion people sporting the item in question, all at once. For this particular soon-to-be treasure, it was the latter. 

On my Sunday evening scroll through Instagram, I noticed a lot of outfits that featured a particular sleek style of silk trousers, and I discovered that each image in fact included the same pair by Arket. Funnily enough, I’d spent the day in my own silk-like trousers too.

Olivia wears a soft knit and Arket silk trousers

Olivia Faeh wears Arket Silk Trousers in Light Beige (£97).

(Image credit: @oliviafaeh)

Heading out for an easy food shop on Sunday morning, I found myself wanting to stray away from the usual leggings and padded jacket combination that has become my uniform for end-of-the-week errand running. Instead, I pulled out a pair of satin trousers that I snapped up last year from H&M, threw on a graphic tee and slipped into some colourful trainers. What really made me want to talk about silk trousers though, was that how I’d styled them was distinctly different from how Olivia Faeh had (pictured above), proving just how versatile these trousers can be.

Chiara wears a grey knit cardigan, Arket's Silk Trousers and birkenstocks

Chiara wears the Arket silk trousers in black.

(Image credit: @chiarasatelier)

Languid in fabric and relaxed in silhouette, Arket's Silk Trousers (£97) hold power in their ability to switch up from day to night. Whilst I had thrown them on for a quick trip out, they can easily be elevated for a put-together look with a cashmere knit and ballet flats à la Olivia, or dressed up further with a sleek evening top and mules. Better yet, the silky finish adds a contrast in texture that feels polished yet effortless, whilst the lightweight fabric and cut give beautiful movement. They also offer undeniable comfort that we can all appreciate, no matter where we’re headed. Arket’s pair in particular stand out, as not only do they come in four elegant colours, but they're comprised of 100% silk and still come in at under £100.

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Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.