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Three ways to wear: mannish trousers

From office polish to after-dark glamour, our Sloane Street stylists show us how to wear this season’s elegantly androgynous wide-leg, high-waist trousers

4 April 2024

With their bold silhouette and androgynous charm, wide-leg, high-waisted trousers are a perennial style classic and an undoubtedly sophisticated cornerstone of any wardrobe. They are also one of the season’s key trends – one that can effortlessly segue from workday to weekend and offer a modern take on after-dark dressing.  

Both languid and elegant, their versatility allows for a surprising range of interpretations, from polished 9-5 attire to effortlessly understated weekend wear. This adaptability, coupled with the comfort that comes with relaxed tailoring, is what made wide-leg, mannish trousers a prominent fixture in the spring/summer 2024 collections of Brunello Cucinelli, Emilia Wickstead, Gucci, Loro Piana, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

We asked our talented Sloane Street styling team to put together three dynamic looks demonstrating how to wear Valentino’s ivory crepe trousers for three very different occasions. Read on for their expert styling advice. 

And, if you’d prefer to have a professional by your side as you’re styling your mannish trousers – or any other new outfit – you can book an appointment with one of our friendly and unfailingly fashion-savvy stylists here.

Work

A sharp blazer, a pair of kitten heels and the feminine drape of a pussy-bow blouse brings a distinctly C-suite vibe to this ensemble.

Off-duty

Adopt a timeless pared-back, monochrome palette for an elevated off-duty ensemble, grounded with Louis Vuitton’s sporty Neo Run Away trainers. A baseball cap and wrap coat will ensure you’re ready for any meteorological surprises.

Night out

A dose of shimmer, courtesy of some sequins and high-octane metallic accessories – and a show-stopper of a necklace from Anabela Chan – redefines the trousers for an evening look that can take you from dinner to the dance floor in style.

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