6 Genius Ways To Style Wide-Leg Pants

UPDATE: Now that temps are finally dropping, we're actually excited to wear pants again. And naturally, we've got some clever tricks for styling your wide-leg options for the coming season. This story was originally published on July 5, 2012.
Bored with summer dresses already? Us, too — but some days, it just feels too stifling to wear anything other than the lightest, breeziest wisp of a dress you can find. But there are other options. And luckily, we've got an arsenal of oh-so-clever styling tips to make wide-leg pants your new favorite wardrobe essential.
It's true: The right pair of lightweight, flowy trousers can take you through the rest of the summer, and give your basic shift dresses a much-needed break. Don't believe us? We've got proof! Click through to see these must-try snaps and the styling tips you'll want to adopt, ASAP.