while the concept of summer pants may seem like an oxymoron, a few pairs of tried-and-true ones are always indispensable in my wardrobe.
1. the cotton: my number one foundation is a pair of slouchy cotton olive chinos that i always wear cuffed. so very Emmanuelle Alt with a jacket and heels or strappy sandals. the olive is a neutral that goes with everything, flatters every skin tone, and the perfect canvas for a fun pop of color. the utilitarian chic slouchy cargo trouser is also a favorite of mine to dress down a blazer. i always pack it for travel too – something about having an extra pocket while on the go...bonus: both of these transition well with a leather jacket or blazer into fall and spring.
3. the chambray: i got a pair of drawstring waist chambray pants on a whim last summer, and they're the perfect alternative to jeans. looking forward to rocking Canadienne le smoking with mine soon.
*4. the silk: a bit of a wildcard option for summer nights and dressier occasions. i'm a fan of a tropical print version this season, or these elegant black charmeuse trousers, perfect with a white linen blazer.
if you're shopping for chic summer pants, i hope this is helpful! what do you think?