5 Trousers That Are as Easy to Wear as Dresses This Summer

Skirts and dresses get a lot of airtime during summertime. Trousers, on the other hand, seem to go into a hibernation of sorts, only to reemerge when September rolls around. We're of the opinion, however, that it's just as easy to create a standout summer look with a pair of strides. So we're here to point you in the right direction.

As even the prettiest of frocks can become monotonous to wear. Many of our favourite influencers like to switch up their summer ensembles with trousers, and it seems there are five key styles they keep wearing on repeat. Naturally, when temperatures begin to soar, the last things you need are heavy-duty fabrics and tight-fitting trouser legs. Instead, look for linen or cotton pieces, particularly in wide-leg cuts.

Similarly, darker shades like black should be avoided where possible as they tend to retain the heat. Pastels and neutrals, however, will help to keep you cool. Without further ado, keep scrolling to see and shop the summer trousers 2019 has to offer.


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Style Notes: No trouser style screams summer quite like a striped pair. The perfect dose of preppy, look for pairs with pastel or bright tones. Then wear with a simple top to keep the focus on your statement strides.

Related: Summer 2019 Fashion Trends: Looks You Need to Know


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Style Notes: Whether you're embarking on a long-haul flight or are simply heading out to brunch at your local coffee haunt down the road, you'll want to do so in comfort and style. Handily, there's plenty of polished joggers to buy into this season. Make like Monikh and wear one hue top-to-toe to make the joggers look even sleeker. 


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Style Notes: Jean addicts needn't go cold turkey during the summer months; simply choose alternative hues to keep the look fresh. White and ecru tones are always a winner, but terra-cotta is proving to be the fash-pack shade of choice.

Related: The 5 Microtrends You'll See All Over Zara This Summer


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Style Notes: When the temperatures begin to soar, you'll be glad to have a pair of linen trousers on hand. The breathable fabric will keep you cool even in intense holiday heat. Opt for wide-leg styles, and wear with flip-flops and racer-back vests for an effortlessly cool look. 


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Style Notes: Gingham is as quintessential to summer as picnics in the park. Having already taken over dresses and tops this season, the pretty motif has now spread to trousers, too. Keep your hemlines cropped, and pair with white tennis shoes and broderie for the perfect high-low spin.

Next up, shop the high-street pieces we keep seeing all over Instagram this month

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.