LUX Style: Trends in Shorts, Skirts and Pants
If you've been looking for a style change or just wanting to fulfill a new year's resolution by spicing up your wardrobe, consider these 10 best pants, shorts and skirts for the ideal closet refresh. Trending details in bottoms this season range from drawstrings and prints, to the return of leather.
Grid Print Shorts
The simplicity of grid print allows for easy incorporation into your wardrobe because it's the new plaid. Try it in a wide or fine grid print as a tailored pant, skirt, or shorts such as these Cuffed Grid Print Shorts by Marc Jacobs. Wear these shorts casually with a white T-shirt or slouchy sweater half tucked in the front and finished with sandals or sneakers. Dress up the shorts with a crisp white button-down top and pretty blue, navy and gold bauble necklace hanging right under your collar and complete your look with platform booties. If you're feeling extra daring, pair the shorts with a horizontal striped top.
Drawstring Silk Shorts
You can be comfy without having to let your style suffer with printed silk drawstring shorts like this pair from Vince. The silk fabric and sophisticated print elevates the design from just being a plain pair of drawstring shorts. Wear it with a black, white or colored top such as red or cobalt blue for a pop of color.
Colored Pencil Skirt
If you're looking for a bottom that is more business minded for work, you can't go wrong with a pencil skirt, such as this Box Stitch Knit Long Pencil Skirt with back slit by St. John. It is elegant and can be used for an office chic outfit. Have fun with the skirt by wearing a print top.
Asymmetrical Tweed Skirt
Add more dimension to your look with an asymmetrical skirt such as Rachel Zoe's Bowery Asymmetric Tweed Skirt. The skewed shape is interesting enough, but the front zipper detail and mix of tweed pattern created an avant-garde and stylish look.
Slit Maxi Skirt
If you're not used to wearing a slit skirt, or want a more modest look while still dabbling with the trend, try a maxi skirt with a side slit that rises to right under the knee. Splendid's Side Slit Maxi Skirt is not only super soft, but features a side slit that is perfect for showing off your fabulous shoes.
Floral Pencil Skirt
Bring white bottoms back by introducing Ralph Lauren's 400 Side-Stripe Crop Jeans in white and black into your closet. The solid black and white is bold and the black tuxedo stripe creates a long and lean line for the legs.
Leather is still in and hot as ever. Wear J Brand's Leather Leggings with elastic band as the perfect day to night bottom. Wear with a casual top and flats during the day and transition into night with a metallic top, sparkly jewelry and pumps.
Drawstring Print Pants
If you're not a silk shorts kind of gal, try the comfy-chic drawstring bottom trend with Splendid's Harbor Geometric-Print Pants. This pair looks great with a blousy top tucked in and black and white espadrilles for a laid-back and stylish look. Dress up the pants with your favorite heels.
The Skinny Metallic Jeans by Rich & Skinny are the perfect bottoms to play with metallic trend in your wardrobe. The pearlescent sheen of the pants creates a glamorous look without shining like a disco ball. Wear with your favorite T-shirt and richly colored shoes in burgundy or emerald.
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