The hardest part about warm-weather styling (at least for the maximalist) is packing personality into an outfit that’s just one or two layers. We’ve rounded up 15 pairs of pants that do all the work for you, but are still breezy enough to wear when it starts getting hot.
If You’re Comfy and Trendy
Side Stripe Track Pants
Sky blue is a quintessential “it’s warm now” color. Bonus points if you get
Birkenstocks to bring out the red.
If You Want to Look Like an Influencer
Candy Stripe Wide Leg Trousers
Pair these stripes with a colorful wall mural and an artisanal ice-cream cone.
If You’re Super Artsy
Don’t be daunted by the fancy print — these black-and-white flared pants can be dressed up or down, and go great with a simple top or tunic.
If You’ve Been Wearing Black All Winter
Paloma Wool Vera Pant in White
at Need Supply
All-white is a classic summer look that’s practical in the light-reflecting sense, if not in the stain-repelling one.
If You’re Going on Vacation
A light, floral pant seamlessly transitions from the airplane to the beach to a casual dinner.
If You Have a Job
Trouvé Stripe Jogger Pants
Pinstripe pants can be fun too! The relaxed shape is breezy, but still crisp. Pair with mules and plans after work.
If You Think Leopard Is a Neutral
UO Shea Leopard Print Wide-Leg Pants
at Urban Outfitters
If You’re Loyal to Princess Di
Heartloom Saidie Pants
The OG People’s Princess (sorry Megs)
loved a dot. Pay homage to her enviable style in these pants.
If You Love Picnics
UO Casey Plaid Kick Flare Pant
at Urban Outfitters
These pants are park- (and wicker-basket-) ready.
If You Don’t Mind The Spotlight
Staud Elodie Cropped Crepe Wide-Leg Pants
All eyes will be on you in these wide-legged, magenta pants. Take it to the next level and wear all pink, or tone it down with a white tee and sneaks. Either way, they’re a scene-stealer.
If You Have Royal-Wedding Fever
Carter High-Waisted Pant
Nobody knows how to wear plaid like
the royals. Show off your Anglophilia in a chic way.
If You’re a Summer Goth
Carter High-Waisted Wide-Leg Pant
Can’t go wrong with a dark floral. It’s still festive!
If You Don’t Want to Leave Your Bed
Topshop Tropical Pajama Trousers
chic now! Try it out with a pair of tropical PJ pants. Snuggly.
If You Appreciate Ladylike Tailoring
Lovers + Friends Claire Pant
This is what Grace Kelly would wear on her yacht in 2018. Do her a favor and wear them too.
If You’re Just a Ray of Sunshine
Tory Burch Fiona Striped Twill Wide-Leg Pants
These Tory Burch pants just make you wanna smile. Who doesn’t want to wear a rainbow?
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