The last few seasons have been all about the skirt, particularly the ultra-feminine midi. Now I’m in the mood for the stark opposite – menswear-inspired pants. Picture high-waisted trousers paired with bustiers, à la ‘90s Madonna in “Vogue.” Wear them extra long – I’m talking floor-grazing length – with your tallest heels, or embrace the menswear aspect a little more with comfy brogues. Just make sure to style them with your sexiest top!
Alice & Olivia Olivia Boot Cut Pants with Wide Waistband: For a more tailored fit, Alice & Olivia’s charcoal pants will give you a flattering – and still work-appropriate – cut. On Shopbop for $253.
3.1 Phillip Lim Wide Leg Trousers: For a voluminous silhouette, choose slacks with pleats and back pockets. On Shopbop for $395.
McQ Alexander McQueen Front Pleat Trousers: Really, this goes without saying, but finding a pair that looks well tailored on you is crucial to this look. Pants aren’t like watches or sweaters that you can steal from your boyfriend and expect them to fit – at least not without the help of a heavy-duty belt! On Shopbop for $670.
Lisa Perry Felt Wide Leg Pants: Aside from a bustier and pumps, bright colors are another way to add a feminine touch to this masculine style. On Shopbop for $595.
Roland Mouret Lucanus Wool-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants: Roland knows how to make a dress fit a woman’s body and his trousers are no different. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,050.