Summer Pants Are Definitely a Thing—Shop the Best Pairs at Every Price

@slipintostyle wearing an all-white summer outfit.

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Technically, summer pants could be anything you want them to be as long as they're pants worn in the summer. Of course, if you ask me, not all pairs are created equal. In my opinion, the perfect summer pants should look and feel the part—easy, breezy, not to heavy, not too dark, not too tight! Ideally, they're cool and comfortable and, on a rare occasion, are offered with a matching top or at least pair easily with those you already have.

Below, you'll find 30 pairs of such pants spanning a range of styles, materials, colors, and price points. Starting at $18 (and in ascending order), I've truly got something for everyone, but if you're anything like me, you'll end up with not just some but several things in your cart. On that note, simply keep scrolling to get started.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.