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At just 5 feet 1, let's just say long, wide-legged pants haven't always been a staple of my wardrobe. But, more recently, I've been drawn to how effortlessly chic they can look. Even if it takes a little nipping and tucking at the tailor's, having a few oversized trousers in my wardrobe has been a lifesaver this summer. They're a solid solution for the times when you need to look presentable but still want to feel as comfortable as you do in your pajamas.
And, building an outfit around wide-leg pants or culottes is way easier than you think. Most high-waisted pairs look cute and flattering with a shapely crop top or a tucked-in tank. Just keep in mind the shoes you'll want to wear with them when and if you bring them to the tailor to get hemmed (shorties, unite!).
Whether they take a few alterations or not, oversized pants are an investment worth making this season. If you need something that can get you from the office straight to your rooftop Tinder date, look no further than a sleek, modern take on palazzo pants. The picks ahead will keep you looking and feeling breezy and relaxed, but not sloppy.