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How To Wear Tailored Trousers Beyond 9-5


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Long gone are the days where black trousers are only worn to the office between the hours of 9-5. Our trusty black pair work with pretty tops and trainers, cosy knits and flats and everything in between.

Find out our top picks to have in your capsule wardrobe and ways we’re wearing them this season.

Tailored trousers: not just for work!

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  • Wide leg
  • Zip fly and button fastening
  • Stretch woven fabric
  • Petite, Short & Regular leg lengths

Wide leg trousers give a fresh take on workwear staples and create the perfect blend between smart and casual. The relaxed fit throughout the leg pairs effortlessly with slip on trainers for a casual yet comfy finishing touch.

We’ve added stripes and a bomber jacket for a modern lift.

White Bomber Jacket | Black Stripe Top | Pink Trainers
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  • Elasticated waistband
  • Stretch woven fabric
  • Adjustable drawstring tie
  • Two side pockets
  • Wide leg
  • Petite, Short and Regular lengths

For a casual take on wide leg trousers, this pair feature an elasticated waistband and drawstring tie bringing formalities down a notch.

We’ve added an easy wearing knitted jumper you can wear now and into spring, injecting a pop of colour to a simple palette. Flats keep it comfy and the gold tone adds easy glamourous touches.

Mint Green Jumper | Black Leather Biker Jacket | Gold Ballet Pumps
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  • Stretch woven fabric
  • Bootcut flare from knee down
  • High waisted
  • Petite, Short and Regular lengths

Highlight your legs with a flattering bootcut shape, slimming from the hip to thigh and flaring out from the knee down.

The ultimate desk-to-dinner pair, we’ve added a pretty pop of colour contrasting against the black base and a leather jacket for an edgy finish. Heels add height and complement the flared ankle.

Black Leather Biker Jacket | Pink Floral Twist Top | Pink Heels
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  • Straight cut throughout
  • Pull on design
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Stretch woven fabric
  • Petite, Short and Regular lengths

Our bengaline trousers keep it classic, contemporary and most importantly, comfy! The pull on design of these trousers give them versatility to dress up or down with a classic straight cut.

We’ve added a muted print top and bomber jacket for soft tones perfect to wear now and into spring.

Green Abstract Top | White Bomber Jacket | Silver Trainers

How To Wear Smart Trousers Casually

The key to dressing down smart trousers is all in the choice of fabric. Casual jersey tops instantly give a low-key appeal to any smart pair. If you’re pairing with a smart blouse in a woven fabric it’s instantly going to give a smart and polished look, so you want to opt for simple fabrics and casual prints to dress the tailored shape down.

For your footwear choice, opt for trainers and simple flats. We’d avoid loafers and formal structured shoes. Contrasting colours to the trousers also give a relaxed feel and separate the trousers from the footwear. Black shoes and black trousers can create a formal workwear look you’re trying to avoid.

Outerwear is more versatile, take your pick from a denim jacket, bomber jacket, trench coat and plenty more! A blazer typically carries a formal feel, unless you’re wanting a smart casual look, we’d stay clear of them for casual styling.

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