It´s not just the ladies who are showing off their legs this summer. Men will have to face it too (well.., just a bit) since rolled up / 7/8 pants are a trend for guys. It´s a perfect trend for those hot summer days, ´cause you don´t have to wear shorts and you can still keep it fresh. At Acne, Frankie Morello, Armani and Pringle of Scotland the designers all let some air into their menswear outfits. They showed off 7/8 pleated pants, worn either with brogues or with sandals for the ultimate freshness.
In the streets too there were lotts of male ankles at sight. Some men wore their rolled up pants with suit jackets, other with waistcoats or even just T-shirts for the perfect casual look on a hot summer day.
It´s clear that with this trend there are innumerable options. Business men, family guys and college lads are all rolling up their legs for the sake of fashion (and ehmm… summer temperatures).
Next to the super-feminine fifties skirts and dresses, this fall pleated pants are great statement pieces as well. Though they might appear manly at first sight, designers like Carolina Herrera and Chloe showed how they can be very elegant and sexy too.
There are two types of pleated pants. The ones that reach the waist and the ones that are worn low on the hips. Both look splendid when finished of by a small belt. And of course anything you’re wearing with those pants need to be tucked in, not worn over it.
Some designers combined the pants with masculine shirts (Chloe, Michael Kors, Jason Wu), others managed to make the outfit look feminine by adding color, prints, bows or ruffles (Bottega Veneta, DKNY, Emporio Armani)
And the best way to wear a pair of pleated pants? Put your hands in your pockets and work ‘em!
It looks like the days of the legging are (almost) over. Harempants are taking their place. It’s not everybody’s favorite, but depending on your figure it can be a nice summer-item. Mixed with a short jacket and high heels it can be casual and dressed at the same time. We spotted some earlybirds during the fashionweeks in Paris and Milan.
The looser the better and the more pleats the trendier. Harem pants are the big fashion trend for this spring/summer. They were a big hit in the eighties when MC Hammer wore them and have returned to the fashion world this year in even more extreme versions.
They’re ultra-tight at the bottom and super-loose at the crotch. And since pleats are already in fashion this summer extra pleats make the harem pants look very 2010.
If you wanna try this trend in a safe way, you can start of with a pair of harem pants in black or beige (MaxMara, Badgley Mischka, Moschino). Yet, if you wanna proof you’ve got style you really should wear one of those multi-colored, printed ones we saw at Etro, Givenchy, Kenzo and Karl Noten.
Whatever you wear on top, you should tuck it in your pants. And if you’re wearing a high-waisted version of the harem pants a waist-belt is a great finishing detail.
Together with the jumpsuit, a pair of harem pants are true musthaves this summer. And the great thing about it: they are oh-so comfortable.