This Trend Is About to Replace Every Pair of Pants You Own

Prepare yourself: Silk pants are about to take over your wardrobe. The effortless day-to-night style is one of the biggest trends of the season, and we truly can’t get enough. The best part is there’s a way to style them for every fashion lover no matter what your personal style, so it’s sure to become an MVP, whether you’re classically chic, totally sporty, or edgy—with a twist.

The material is a little bit of a godsend for that go-to summer staple, though it’s important to note that you should choose your colors and patterns wisely depending on the temperature, as some colorful tones don’t exactly lend themselves well to a sweaty night out. That said, with your trusty neutrals for the heat wave, and bright hues saved for breezier afternoons, you’ll feel like you’re wearing your most elegant pajamas but look like you’re headed for a cocktail event.

The power of silk pants is in their movement, so you’re best off with a flowier material in silhouettes with extra room. If more tailored skinny pants are more your style, take advantage of the heavier-weight and textured weaves that lend themselves to saturated color that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With inspiration from the below street style stars, we’re styling our silk pants in such a wide range of ways this summer; it’s hard to imagine we’ll ever not be wearing them.

For the office, try a matching silk blouse and cropped jacket on top. Headed out for the night? A high-waisted pair with a cropped top to reveal a tiny sliver of your torso are about to become your new uniform. And weekend brunch plans are no match for your most whimsical pair, toned down with a boxy white T-shirt and flats. Ready to be inspired? Check out the 12 silk-pant looks below and shop our favorite similar styles.

These comfortable yet chic trousers are an outfit game changer—especially come summer.