Advocate polished simplicity in a pair of black trousers. As simple as these pants could be, they can give your look a fashion-forward edge when styled properly. After all, a perfectly tailored pair can elevate any look. Here, we look to some of our favorite street style stars to guide us in our fashion experimentation with black trousers.
1. Monochromatic chic
Go all-black with a t-shirt, a soft blazer. Irene Kim adds a fun element to this one-color look with a pair of blue dad sneakers.
2. Get creative with the layering
Like Yoyo Cao, you can layer your trousers with two tops: a white shirtdress and a short-sleeved shirt.
3. Brighten up
Pernille Teisbaek offsets the simplicity of black trousers by styling it with a bright blazer and a pair of yellow pumps.
4. Wear a statement jacket
The best part about an all-black look is that you can show off a statement piece. For example, Veronika Heilbrunner’s key piece is the animal-print blazer.
5. Pair with a classic white blouse
You can’t go wrong with this combo. Reese Blutstein elevates the look with a white blouse in a fashion-forward style, then she accessorizes with a structured handbag for a classic touch.
6. Keep it simple
Sometimes, you really don’t need to overthink your look. Alexa Chung keeps it cool and simple with a graphic tee.
7. Pair it with boots
Akimoto Kozue shows us that ankle-cut trousers look cool with a pair of platform boots.
8. Pajama party
You can count on Leandra Medine to put an irreverent spin to fashion. Here, she’s about to step out of her house in a sleepwear-inspired ensemble.
9. Suit up
As shown by Giorgia Tordini, power-dressing in a suit is still key to a strong yet stylish look.
10. Toughen up with leather
Evangelie Smyrniotaki shows off her tough side with a tucked-in leather shirt and a pair of lace-up boots.
11. Sporty Spice
Jane Aldridge juxtaposes the seriousness of this banker-striped trousers with a casual hoodie. She finishes off this look with a pair of metallic slingbacks.
12. Keep it sharp
No matter how simple the pieces are, the rule of thumb to looking perfectly polished is to stick with structured silhouettes. For Sarah Harris’ look, it’s the jacket, the trousers, and the pointy loafers.