Whenever I see someone sporting white trousers, I’m filled with awe. There’s something so chic about this fresh alternative to black, denim and khaki hues, especially in the warmer months. But mostly I’m impressed by the bravery it takes to face the day in white, a colour that invites all kinds of sartorial catastrophes. A rogue drop of coffee or an unexpected puddle would be enough to ruin the effect. I just don’t trust myself to keep them looking new!
It’s only recently that I’ve started coming around to the idea, and when I realised my Instagram saved folder was brimming with white trouser outfits, I decided my subconscious was speaking to me and this pristine trouser option might just be worth the risk. Turns out, this shade is just as versatile as black, and its perfect for our warm weather seasons. Think of all the white linen looks in The Talented Mr Ripley and Roman Holiday—there’s no better colour to celebrate the departure of dreary winter days. It goes with brights and neutrals, and it works with both silver and gold-toned jewellery, so the styling options are limitless.
So if, like me, you’re starting out on your white trouser journey, I’ve rounded up some of the chicest outfits I’ve spotted lately. Scroll on to find out how to incorporate this seasonal staple into your everyday wardrobe with pieces you most likely already own.