Trouser trends 2021: The five most popular spring/summer styles for women
- 20. Jul 2022
- Leonie Riek
- Leonie Riek
- 20. Jul 2022
This time round, we have investigated the most popular trouser trends for 2021. We have found out that the coming season has quite a bit to offer when it comes to stylish trousers. First of all, the best thing is: The latest trouser trends for are perfect for working from home and cleverly manage to combine cosy with elegant.
Impossible? Oh no it isn't!
Trouser trend #1: Laid-back jogging pants
Dressing up to the nines – in the past few months, there have sadly been few occasions that have warranted this... instead, the focus was suddenly on cosy outfits for lounging around at home, or working from home. They included one piece of clothing above all: jogging pants. In the spring/summer of 2021, we are therefore loathe to part with these comfortable trousers. In the coming season, these cosy lounge wear trousers have been updated slightly and now often come in pastel colours all with prints and embroidered details.
What do I wear with jogging pants?
Jogging pants look particularly stylish combined with a matching hoodie or top in the same colour. Smarten your outfit up with a blazer. By the way, what is perfectly all right for working from home is a no-go for important business meetings – jogging pants are not a good idea at the office.
Trouser trend #2: Knitted trousers
Our trouser trend number two so focuses on cosiness: Knitted trousers have been conquering our wardrobes since last year, and are currently omnipresent. Hardly surprising! Made from cosy materials such as wool, cotton or cashmere, knitted trousers are simply super comfortable. At the same time, they look really smart and are also suitable outdoor wear.
The fashion professionals currently love these trendy trousers particularly in understated colour such as beige, camel, grey or – the classic choice – black.
What do I wear with knitted trousers?
Choosing what to wear with knitted trousers is not difficult. Particularly trendy in this respect are monochrome looks with a matching knitted top in the same colour. Not your cup of tea? No problem, because essentially, you can wear (almost) all other kinds of top with these trendy trousers. If you prefer an elegant look, you can simply wear them with a blouse and a blazer – just like the jogging pants mentioned above. You tend to prefer a cool and casual look? Then opt for a basic oversized shirt, chunky boots and a biker jacket.
Regardless of which look you go for, one thing you should definitely keep in mind when choosing your new knitted trousers: They must be a perfect fit! Otherwise, you outfit can quickly look like you just don't care.
Trouser trend #3: Leather-look trousers
Granted, this trend isn't new. Nevertheless, (fake) leather trousers are currently making a major comeback. Not only that – the range of different designs and cuts has considerably increased.
A little while ago, leather-look leggings and skinny trousers were trendy; now, particularly wide cut designs are very fashionable.
(Fake) leather trousers have also developed further in colour terms. Although black designs continue to be trendy in 2021, leather trousers in chartreuse, off-white or dark navy are becoming more popular.
What to wear with leather-look trousers?
To ensure that (fake) leather trousers can develop their full impact, they should preferably be combined with an understated top. A white shirt or a white blouse is always the right choice.
OUR TIP: (FAKE) LEATHER TROUSERS LOOK BEST COMBINED WITH PIECES MADE OF OTHER MATERIALS. WEAR THEM WITH CHUNKY KNITWEAR OR SOFT SILK, FOR EXAMPLE.
Trouser trend #4: Wide-cut trousers
Trousers that are cut extremely wide (also called wide leg trousers) were already trendy last year. They still are in 2021. Hardly surprising – considering that loose cut clothing offices everything we currently need: It is comfortable and relaxed, perfect for working from home and leisure time activities, and at the same time also easy to integrate into an outfit.
What to wear with wide-cut trousers?
If you are opting for XXL trousers, your top should be exactly the opposite. The rule of thumb is therefore: Wide at the bottom, tight on top! You should therefore refrain from combining wide-cut trousers with close-fitting tops. Thin turtle neck jumpers, slim fit shirts or a close-fitting teddy work best.
Trouser trend #5: Pleated trousers
OK, so far, our trouser trends tend to be more on the casual and relaxed side. Our last trouser trend in this list should therefore appeal to those of you who prefer things a little bit smarter. With pleated trousers, you are bound to be well-dressed in 2021.
If some of you immediately have a vision of conservative suit trousers, let us convince you of the opposite, because pleated trousers have long since shed their old-fashioned image and look super-modern in 2021. By the way, in the spring and summer, designs in soft pastel colours are totally trendy. They put in a good mood straightaway, and can be used to create extremely smart as well as casual outfits.
What to wear with pleated trousers?
You can create a wide range of completely different outfits with pleated trousers. Wear them with a sophisticated blouse and court shoes for an elegant look. Combining pleated trousers with an oversized cut with a matching blazer, on the other hand, creates a more informal outfit. However, especially in the spring and summer, you could also opt for flat shoes such as sandals or ballerinas and a casual top in combination with pleated trousers.
One thing is certain: The 2021 trouser trends are still one thing above all: casual and relaxed. Generally speaking, we can also state that the current fashion is mainly characterised by comfort and functionality. We say: Goodbye to skinny jeans, and hello to loose cuts and soft materials.