Is it just me, or do trousers seem to be dominating the trends more than ever before? In 2022, phrases like ‘wide leg’ and ‘puddle pants’ hovered constantly at the tip of our tongues, and this year, our vocabulary has grown to include even more specific trouser styles. Cargos, joggers and low-slung waistlines have all shimmied their way into the spotlight, occupying a record-breaking portion of our SS23 trend guide. While pulling it together, we found out that trouser searches on Lyst leapt up 55% post-Fashion Month, according to Morgane Le Caer, fashion expert and content editor at Lyst. It’s not just me, then; trousers are evidently in their element this year.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of pants competing for your attention, don’t fret—I’ve consulted with the Who What Wear team to identify exactly which trousers are worthy of your wish list this season. Drawing inspiration from our favourite influencers, plus keeping in mind the styles that reigned during this month’s LFW, we’ve whittled it down to just seven trouser trends for you to consider for spring. Whether you’re a minimalist at heart or a proud maximalist, you’ll find a pair for you in the list below.