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.
Go for a monochrome look in a deep tone of green or blue. Add sneakers for a sporty take on the trend.
Stripes are always a go-to when it comes to silk pants. Style the look with a classic solid camisole on top.
Go all-out with color by tucking a bright cami into a pair of wide-leg silk pants in a contrasting hue.
Channel a full-blown pajama dressing look with a silk button-down top and wide-leg trousers.
Make the look '90s inspired with the addition of a denim jacket and low-top sneakers.
For a look you can wear from the office to weekend brunch, try a printed shirt with sneakers.
This summer, be bold with print. Mix your patterns with an oversize cardigan and cropped silk pants.
Tone down a bold pattern like leopard with a cropped white T-shirt. Add ladylike flats for an effortlessly elegant look.
Fashion a color-block look with a solid top and pants. With grabbing a bright top like red, mix it with a more neutral navy below.
Show a little skin with a crop top. When styling this look, opt for a pair of flowy pants that are more high-waisted than others.
For all four seasons, cozy up in an oversize sweater. It's an easy way to get that comfy vibe but still look tailored.
Make your borrowed-from-the-boys look a little flirtier with a pair of colored silk pants.
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These comfortable yet chic trousers are an outfit game changer—especially come summer.