Autumn trends are at the forefront of fashion news right now, everyone’s back at work after summer hols – and yet the weather is still lovely (for the most part!) That means it’s time to talk about how to transition your work wardrobe for the change of seasons. When it’s too soon for dark colours and heavy fabrics, and too cool for light dresses or capris… meet the Transitional Trouser!
The answer to all your “What do I wear to work?” questions, the transitional trouser is what you should be wearing now to the office– or just about anywhere else. Combining the ease of summer with the ‘back to business’ feel of autumn, a relaxed-fit trouser in a neutral shade is the ideal between-seasons solution. Soft pinks, creams, taupes, and greys will give your wardrobe some life and vibrancy at a time when most people are jumping straight back into all black.
A super-stylish relaxed fit can be just as flattering as a more tailored look, and what’s great about these trousers is their versatility – they can all be styled in so many ways, whether you’re going for a feminine touch or an on-trend womenswear vibe. Have a look at some of our favourite examples!
The Paperbag Waist Trouser
Bridging the gap between summer casual and a tailored trouser, the ‘paperbag’ waist conveys a smart, confident feel that transitions well to a more relaxed environment. Pair with a blouse and court shoes for the office, then swap to flats and a jumper for a relaxed off-hours chic. Check out this perfect trouser from Rochelle Humes, or the crepe jogger from Warehouse, for the ultimate in transitional chic.
Is it a skirt? Is it trousers? Combining the best of both, it’s the culotte – the perfect hybrid. This silhouette is super on-trend for Autumn 2016 and what’s more, the culotte is so comfortable and effortlessly cool you’ll hope this trend never goes away. Team a dark coloured pair with a high-heeled court shoe in a neutral tone for work, or try the Mea culotte from Vero Moda with your favourite sandals – easy breezy!
The Wide Leg Trouser
Taking the culotte story just a bit longer… the wide-leg silhouette is back and fiercer than ever! Ultimately breezy and confident, yet tailored enough for work, the wide-leg trousers gives you just the right amount of dramatic flair to face down the workday! We love this self-tie waist from Miss Selfridge, and the extra-wide crop leg from V by Very – both so versatile, giving endless options for dressing up with skyscraper heels and an embellished top!
So don’t rush to be back in black just yet… take a fresh look at the fabulous trends and silhouettes to get you back to work in style!