Nov 25, 2013 10:15
by Natasha Saroca
Curating the perfect warm-weather wardrobe is much like putting together the ultimate summer playlist – you need a good mix of the season’s hottest trends (yep, you got it, those catchy, can’t-stop-singing summer anthems); your favourite go-to pieces (tunes that you never ever get sick of listening to); and trusty trans-seasonal wares (classic tracks that everyone loves) to fill any gaps in your closet.
If the summer pant were a song, it would definitely fall into the classic tunes category. Why? Because a) who doesn’t love an alternative to thigh-skimming skirts and shorts?; and b) relaxed-fit bottoms are chic, comfy and can be styled to suit any look and occasion, which makes them one of the ultimate sartorial staples for summer (plus autumn and spring) in our book.
While on first appearances, slouchy summer pants may seem a tad too casual, don’t be fooled into thinking they’re slackers in the style department. With smart styling and by experimenting with unexpected mash-ups, you’ll have no problem building chic outfits for the office or evening affairs, as well as more casual looks, too.
Don’t believe us? To prove our point, we’ve decided to show you how to remix one pair of summer pants for five different settings and occasions, using sass & bide’s The Way of the World Slouchy Pant in French Navy (hint: bottoms in classic hues like white, black, navy and neutrals will work well all year round, regardless of what trends are in at the time).
Now, since we’ve set you up for five days, we challenge you to come up with two slouchy summer pant ensembles of your own. And...go!
Shop the looks:
The summer pant
sass & bide The Way of the World Slouchy Pant in French Navy, $190.
Country Road Cropped Stripe Tank, $49.95; TALULAH Cross Front V Plunge One Piece from David Jones, $139.95; Sambag Heidi Pink Metallic Leather Sandals, $160; The Aromatherapy Co Woven Shopping Bag in Yellow from Birdsnest, $24.95; Seafolly Havana Days Hat, $49.95.
Zimmermann Good Love Gold Leaf Top, $950; Max Kibardin Franca Glitter Heels from Shopbop, USD$1170; Mimco Mini Monarch Clutch in Dusty Pink, $179; Mimco Rapture Raptor Feature Neckpiece, $349; Samantha Wills Crystal Visions Ring in White, $160.
White Suede Tri Angle Top, $279; Ginger & Smart Deviate Jacket, $699; SENSO Molly II in Ivory Printed Croc, $239; Mimco Turnlock Shopper Tote, $499; Rachael Ruddick Cold Cast Crystal Cave Pendant in Gold, $145.
sass & bide So Perfect For Me Embellished Tank, $290; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Dainty Seasons in Lavendula from Authentics, $69.99; Shakuhachi Cosmic Love Leopard Sunglasses, $180; Rachael Ruddick Studded Wide Cuff in Lavender Grey Stingray, $180; Seafolly Tutti Fruity Cap, $39.95.
Manning Cartell Hi Vis Top in Orange from Myer, $399; rmk Zanzibar Heels in Whiskey Leather, $129.95; Status Anxiety Destructive Romance Bag in Tan, $99; Dinosaur Designs Art Range Sabre Bangle in Orange and Blue, $101; sass & bide Catch You Out Hinge Ring in Silver, $240.