Style by Claire Lopez

The Bottom Issue: The Trousers To Get You Out Of Skinny Jeans

And by bottoms, I mean what to put on them to get you out of the skinny jeans rut….

Last week my posts on Instagram about the necessity for having different cuts of trousers and jeans, really hit a chord with a lot of people and I had so many questions asking me where my styles were from. So I thought I would put together a bumper blog to give you current options to cover the different trouser styles you need in your life.

One simple rule of thumb for these bottoms is that they will generally work better when paired with a more fitted top half as the volume is in the bottom. Or just tuck in your top to create the right proportions. And that’s it.

And if you didn’t catch them, then head to my Instagram page for this and much more daily style/fashion/outfit inspiration.

And these are all under £100 (well apart from one style) and nearly half are under £50 so there’s something for every budget.

So here goes:

Relaxed Jeans – I have a mixture of straight, tapered, cropped kick flare and wide legged denim styles

ZW The Ness Cropped Flare Jean £29.99

Topshop Editor Jeans £49 ASOS

Girlfriend Jeans £49 Sosandar

Mid Rise Distressed Boyfriend Jean £49.99 Gap 

Relaxed Straight Jeans £65 Boden

Girlfriend Jeans £65 Boden

Boyfriend Jeans £75 Hush

Meribel Straight Jean £79 Mint Velvet 

Wide Leg Jeans 

Jeans Culotte High Waist Mango £29.99

High Waisted Wide Leg crop jean £29.50 M&S

Kasia Wide Leg Crop Jeans £75 Hush

Piper Cropped Wide Leg Jeans £75 French Connection

Monroe Wide Leg Jeans £79 Mint Velvet 

Cropped Wide Leg Trousers 

Cropped Linen Blend Trousers £17.99 H&M

Santana Culottes £59 Hush

Eugenia Wide Leg Culottes £65 Hush

High Waist Wide Leg Chino £80 Jigsaw

Wide Leg Crop Trouser £99 Whistles 

These are a brilliant style that I have bought lots and lots of for various clients and they work well dressed up or down. These are the most similar to an old Zara pair I have.

Tapered Leg Trousers/Joggers

Drawstring Flowy Trousers £19.99 Mango

Linen Joggers £24.99 H&M

The Weekend Jogging Trousers £29.99 Zara 

Monaco Trousers £45 Hush

Cropped Easy Trouser £45 Hush

Cropped Linen Joggers £75 Hush

Easy Casual Trouser £79 Whistles 

Linen Cargo Trouser £89 Whistles

Ribbed Cuffed Trouser £99 Whistles

Cooper Linen Blend Trouser £119 Baukjen

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  • Sharon

    I love a good khaki cargo, I had a great pair of Hudson ones that after about seven years and numerous trips to the seamstress was more patch than pant. I know they aren’t always in fashion, but do you have any suggestions on where to find some?

    • Claire Lopez

      Hi Sharon, hush has a soft one called Nina, Mint Velvet has a skinny leg pair too. Paige has a cuffed jogging bottom type. There are loads out there depends on the shape/style you want as they range from tapered and cuffed to wider legged options. slim fitting styles are a bit harder to find.

  • El Settle

    Favourite blog post yet! So many good options

  • Susan McGhee

    I’m looking for a new style of Jean but I always struggle as I’m 5ft 1
    I have a couple of wide leg ones from Mint Velvet.
    But I’m looking for something black or dark blue! No grey n no zips
    Any suggestions ?

    • Claire Lopez

      M&S, Boden, Next and Topshop are all worth looking at for short/petite lengths.

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