10 Trousers Styles For Hot Summer Evenings

7th May 2021

Effortlessly stylish, trousers are a relaxed and contemporary way to step into summer. Slim-fitting or breezy and wide-legged, they’re essential cornerstones of a summer wardrobe. Here are our ten favourite styles for the season. 

Chinos

Chinos are an easy summer go-to, with different styles to suit different occasions. What they all have in common, though, is fabric – traditionally a 100% cotton twill. 

Smart casual or just plain casual, a slim-fit pair styled with white trainers and a T-shirt looks laid-back. Or you can dress up a sophisticated pleated pair with a crisp dress shirt and heels for a smart casual outfit that’s perfect for long summer evenings.

As well as traditional khaki or beige, they also come in a wide range of colours to mix and match with your wardrobe.

Pleated Chinos

Cargo trousers

Evolved from the ’90s style, this year’s cargo pants have a grown-up, polished silhouette that take you from desk to dinner. For a bold evening look, pair slim cargo pants with heeled sandals, a tank top, and layered necklaces. 

Tencel Cargo Joggers

Wide-legged trousers

Leg-lengthening and waist-cinching, wide-legged trousers create a refined silhouette that’s classic yet contemporary. Loved by eternal style icon Katharine Hepburn – who adopted high-waisted, wide-legged trousers at a time when women usually wore dresses  – in 2021 the style still makes a power dressing statement. Tuck your top in to create balance, and pair with heels, sandals or boots for a night-out look. 

Palazzo pants

While wide-legged trousers are generally cut straight from thigh to ankle, palazzo pants are flared from the waist and super wide through the leg. So wide that palazzo pants often look like a maxi skirt – and indeed, they’re a great alternative to a skirt on hot summer nights. A plain white T-shirt goes well with patterned palazzo pants, while a vivid block colour can be styled with a crop top or off-the-shoulder tee. 

Culottes

Loose and cropped, culottes are perfect for hot summer nights, and are easy to dress up or down. A fitted or cropped top will balance the proportions. Style with leg-lengthening heels or trainers for a more casual look. 

Linen trousers

Linen is a classic summer fabric as it’s lightweight, comfortable and quick to dry. An investment piece, linen trousers come in all shapes, so choose a look that works for you. Pair with wedges and a stylish top for a dressed-up summer look.

Paperbag trousers

A key shape for 2021, paperbag trousers have a high waist scrunched at the top like a paper bag finished with a belt, and feature a relaxed fit through the legs. Style with a fitted top to allow the waist to stand out. A slim-fit T-shirt looks casual, while a button-down shirt or cropped top dresses them up.

Cigarette trousers

A timeless piece of slim tailoring, cigarette trousers are cut straight from the knee to ankle, and were first made popular by Audrey Hepburn in the ’50s. Still ultra-stylish, they’re an elegant option for summer dressing. Choose a pair that stops at the top of the ankle to complement ballet pumps, trainers or chunky heels. Elevate the look with the Ecovero Strappy Cami Top to add a pop of summer colour. 

Joggers

Now indispensable in our wardrobes, joggers aren’t just reserved for lounging. Style a fitted pair with heels and throw an oversized blazer over your shoulders to keep you warm as the sun goes down. 

Established Joggers

Harem pants

Comfortable and easy to wear, harem pants can also be super chic on summer evenings. Pair with a bodysuit or crop top to play around with proportions, or go for a bright, bold colourway with a plain white T-shirt for sophisticated summer dressing. 

Find your perfect pair of women’s trousers in the Superdry Studios Collection

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