If you’re questioning what to wear when you’re finally allowed to socialise next month, consider ditching leggings for comfy trousers instead.
The end of lockdown in the UK is creeping up on us, and while we’re excited about the possibility of seeing our friends again and returning to some semblance of normality, the idea of having to wear anything but loungewear is nerve wracking to say the least.
The way we dress has gone through a drastic overhaul since the pandemic began, and while some of us defined loungewear as simply ‘not our thing,’ it’s now become a staple.
Of course designers took this societal change on board for the SS21 shows. While plenty of the extravagant and glamorous new trends coming up reference the prediction that the post-pandemic era will be similar to the Roaring Twenties, not all of us will be ready to go from zero to 100 when it comes to our wardrobes.
For those looking for ways to dip their toes into the water when it comes to their post-lockdown outfits, relaxed trousers could be the answer. We’ve noticed these styles slowly popping up in every corner of social media, offering inspiration for our summer 2021 wardrobes.
As far as comfort goes, knitted trousers are a close runner up to sweatpants.
While we love wearing them at home, these pants can also be dressed up with heels for a smart casual vibe.
Jacquard Knit Trousers, £27.99, Zara – buy now
Knit Jogger-style Trousers, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Battenberg Knitted Trousers, £150, Olivia Rubin – buy now
Wide Legged Trousers
Another easy style to wear, wide legged trousers aren’t new but they might just be your saviour this summer.
Opt for plain and muted tones for workwear, or if you’re a print lover, there are countless gorgeous patterned pants out there too.
Baby Frill Culottes, £185, Arthur Apparel at Lisa Says Gah! – buy now
Your slim-legged work trousers have probably sunk so far into your drawers by now, you’ll need to dive in to locate them.
Fear not. Relaxed fits are comfier, cooler and your key to comfortable workwear.
Lilah Trousers, £45, Weekday – buy now
Archive Sand Pinstripe Puddle Trousers, £45, Urban Outfitters – buy now
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