Not A Shorts Fan? Meet The Summer Pant

If baring your gams is not your favorite summer fashion move, we have the perfect game changer. Slip on a pair of summer pants. Lightweight, comfortable and on-trend, this versatile favorite will give you a leg up, whether you’re sporting a cropped style, ankle-length design or wide-legged look. We’re loving the multitude of playful patterns, pale palettes and airy fabrics—some are soft and flowy enough to feel like PJs (just the thing to complement the season’s more relaxed vibe).

Up your style game with our top summer pant picks.

women's tie-waist capri pants

Go To Ladylike Lengths

Capris, pedal pushers, clam-diggers—whatever you want to call them—these summer pants are the perfect foil for hot weather. Hitting just above the ankle but usually well below the knee, the length tends to shorten your frame. To help create a long line, go with a simple, straight-legged version. A tucked-in top and a belt or sash in a similar tone creates a clean, uninterrupted silhouette. The cropped hem lets you show off your footwear—fancy or otherwise.

cargo olive green pant

Form Meets Function

Fashion favorite of the 90s, the cargo pant (with its practical patch pockets and combat vibe) is making a comeback; thankfully, this time with a higher waist and slimmer silhouette. If you want to pay homage to the girl bands of that era, a crop top and chunky sneakers are all you need. While this trend generally lends itself to more casual looks, we say kick up your kitten heels and slip into a silky blouse for a night on the town. 

printed drawstring pants

These Pants Are No Slouch

Talk about comfortable—and believe us, when it comes to summer pants, the unstructured drawstring wins, hands down. The key to pulling off this popular look? Balance the uber casual silhouette with more polished pieces. We love the look of a fitted (and tucked in) top and just enough bling, so you don’t look like you just rolled out of bed. You can also elevate these pants (literally) with a pair of heels. We suggest a wedge or stacked heel to help lengthen the leg. 

printed wide leg pant

Room To Relax  

Ultra comfy and universally flattering, the classic wide-leg may just be the superstar of summer pants (it was after all, Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn’s signature silhouette). For an unfussy, yet sophisticated look, we love a barely-to-the floor length finished with block heels, pop-of-color pumps or booties. Top it off with a breezy blouse and chunky accessories. If you want a more relaxed look, try a cropped style paired with sleek sneakers, mules or slides. Add a straw bag and Sophia Loren-sized sunglasses. More star power to you.

striped gaucho pant

No Need To Rein In This Style 

Gauchos take their inspiration from the pants worn by South American gauchos (cowboys!), but fear not, styled with a few key pieces, this pant is a fun and feminine alternative to shorts. Typically high-waisted and loosely tapered from the thigh, gauchos pair nicely with a statement top that’s half tucked in, and a waist-defining wide belt. Finish with a pair of block heels for more retro-inspired flair.

striped wide leg pant

Work or Play—This Pant Goes Either Way

Not as billowy as a true wide-leg pant, this slimmer version still checks all of the same boxes for comfort, ease and versatility. The pant feels relaxed without looking sloppy, making it a good workwear choice. Since the length hits just at your ankle, your shoes have a chance to make a style statement, too. Try a kitten heel or a polished pump if you’re taking this look to work. Otherwise, a strappy wedge sandal does the trick of adding height and structure to your outfit.

white jogger pant

No-Sweat Style

No longer relegated to couch-surfing loungewear, the jogger—especially in airy, breathable linen—is a sartorial summer staple. You can sport a more street-savvy style with a simple change of your kicks. Skip the sneakers and opt for a pair of heels to keep the outfit fresh. We love joggers with unique details, such as zippered pockets or a lace-up side design. The tapered leg and elastic opening are the quintessential casual combo: relaxed, yet fitted.

Long story short—we’ve got summer pants you’re sure to love, no matter the style. Discover your new favorite summer staple when you take your style quiz and schedule a Fix. Now relax as your stylist sends you five pieces to try in the comfort of your own home. Keep what you love and send back what you don’t. Shipping and returns are always free.

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