How to Look Classy in White, Wide Leg Pants

There’s nothing like wearing beautiful white pants to make you look modern and chic. And when they’re full and flowy, all the more sophisticated!

Relaxed, flowy, wide-leg pants have been trending, and I wanted to give them a go. So, here’s how I styled this gorgeous pair into a classy pants outfit.

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white wide leg pants and jacket

Choosing White Wide Leg Pants

When I came across these gorgeous pants, I was looking for something to wear to my son’s college graduation. I was planning on buying a lovely dress, but they were so white and fresh that I decided to try them. As soon as I slipped them on, I was sold.

It’s been a long time since I wore flowy wide-leg pants, and I forgot how sophisticated and fabulous they make you feel. White in a luxurious fabric like this lightweight, satin-backed crepe looks stunning.

The style surprised me a bit. I never thought I’d go for a jogger-style drawstring waistband. I’m so used to tailored clothing that I figured a gathered waist would make my midlife stomach look heavy, and the whole look would be frumpy, but surprisingly, they look great. It just goes to show that you’ve got to try things on!

I’ve come to love these pants. The casual waistband, the flowy leg, and the extra-long length create a relaxed, elegant vibe. They look sophisticated and a little sporty, and they are super comfy.

white wide leg pants and black top

If you are wondering who makes them, they’re by a company called Reiss out of England. They are a new brand for me, and I’m impressed with their quality and casually elegant styles. I’ll be coming back to buy more.

white wide leg pants and jacket

What Top to Wear With Wide-Leg White Pants

When trying out a new style of pants, knowing what kind of top to wear can be confusing, so here is a simple tip. If you go wide on the bottom, go fitted on top. This way, you balance things and don’t look boxy and shapeless.

There’s also a trend towards wearing big, oversized sweaters with loose, wide pants, but you must be confident to pull this off. If you go that route, try a half-tuck-in so your shirt is cropped, has some shape, and shows off your waist. That’s less bulky and more slimming.

I already had this stretchy, short-sleeve tee in my closet that I usually wear with black pants. Since it had an artsy black-and-white print, I thought it would work perfectly since my son was graduating from Drama school in NYC!

I love how it looked with the pants and showed off my modern waistband.

Best Jacket to Go With Wide Leg Pants

You can wear many jackets with wide-leg pants, from cropped to long, but I had this one in my closet and thought it was a perfect match. If you’ve watched my Amazon Livestreams, you know I’ve talked about this pink jacket a dozen times. It’s from Amazon’s Influencer-Inspired line, The Drop, and it’s amazingly under $70.

What I love about it, besides that Barbicore hot pink color, is that it has a chic,  long, and slightly oversized fit, but it’s not sloppy. It’s light and casual, like a boyfriend jacket, and looks great when you push or roll up the sleeves. It also looks fabulous with jeans.


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Add some Glam Jewelry

It always amazes me how a little piece of jewelry can instantly become uplevel an outfit. This is especially true when it is Dean Davidson jewelry. Dean is a Canadian designer who takes inspiration from his travels.

His jewelry is sophisticated, minimal, and chic. I am a HUGE fan!  (Be sure to check it out and get 15% off with code Deborah15.)

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What Shoes to Wear with Flowy Pants

You can wear it in a few different ways. One option is to wear chunky white platform sneakers with flowy wide-leg pants. It’s a very relaxed look, with the long, drapey pants puddling over the sneakers and almost dragging on the ground. That’s okay if you don’t mind the fabric pooling because that is the look!

I wanted something dressier, so I wore these black strappy sandals with their comfortable square toes and chunky heels. These are the @amazonfashion reptile print slides.  The heel is medium-high, easy to walk in, and surprisingly comfy!

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Oversized Sunglasses

A chic pair of oversized sunglasses adds drama and polish.  I like this fine gold pair with the tiny crystals at the sides because they match the elegant feel of the outfit. The slightly pink lenses look pretty with the bold jacket and give a feminine touch to this menswear-inspired outfit.


white crepe wide leg pants

And there is my white wide-leg pants outfit! Do you like the look? Can you see yourself wearing flowy, wide-leg pants this spring?

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