As we march on towards spring, flowing styles and fabrics begin to resurface in our wardrobes. This February, we’ve introduced several wide-leg silhouettes in our pant collection. Wide-leg silhouettes are taking the pant industry by storm–effortlessly cool statement makers and flattering for all body types. The wide-leg pant can add a refreshing twist to an everyday outfit, but it may seem initially intimidating to those who tend to stick to straight or skinny pant shapes. We thought we’d tackle wide-leg head-on by breaking down three different looks in a how-to-wear wide-leg story. We gave three Banana team members a pair of our wide-leg pants and had them style them their way. The result? Three modern wide-leg looks in three individual styles. Read on to discover.

AUD
Senior Design Director, a.k.a. design & trend maven

BR: How would you describe your style?

I would say my style is “casual glam,” confident & playful.

BR: Which pant are you wearing?

Today I’m wearing the High-Rise Wide-Leg Jean in white.

BR: Tell us about how you’re rocking it. What other pieces did you choose to wear today?

I paired these jeans with my vintage Banana Republic cropped cashmere V-neck cardigan in a creamy white color, fluffy white fur jacket I designed and white booties. I finished my look with this leather belt bag from our upcoming Summer 2019 collection—stay tuned!

BR: How would you style these wide-leg pants for work? For a night out?

As I am a designer, I would definitely feel comfortable wearing this exact outfit to work! For a night out, I’d pair the pants with a silk cami and white leather jacket and add very strappy sandals.

BR: How would you mix these pants into your current wardrobe?

They’d look great with a loose cropped t-shirt, a silky shirt tied at the waist or a tight turtleneck. Any look would have to be styled with a crop to show off the waist. I would add a cool belt to all of the outfits.

BR: What do you look for in a pair of wide-leg pants?

My ideal wide-leg pants would fit high on my waist and feel really snug. I prefer the pant legs to be as wide as possible. I love this fit in either silky, drapey material or more structured and sculptural.

Shop Aud’s look: High-Rise Wide-Leg Jean, similar cardigan here, similar shoe here.

ALI
Senior Web Designer, a.k.a experience creator

BR: How would you describe your style?

It varies from day to day. Ultimately the day’s style depends on when I wake up–what song is in my head and what mood I’m in! But usually, I tend to go with a lean silhouette in muted tones and textures, and then I’ll incorporate pops of color: earrings, statement shoes or a graphic tee.

BR: Which pant are you wearing?

Today I’m in the High-Rise Wide-Leg Side-Stripe Pant in navy blue.

BR: Tell us about how you’re rocking it. What other pieces did you choose to wear today?

I’m wearing these wide-leg pants with a platform sneaker and a statement tank. The pants made me feel elevated yet somewhat sporty, so I wanted to pair with a comfortable shoe and sleeveless, glam mock-neck top.

BR: How would you style these wide-leg pants for work? For a night out?

For work, I’d probably put with a graphic t-shirt and sneaker, like the pair I’m wearing today. For a night out, I’d wear with a heel and a sleeveless top.

BR: How would you mix these pants into your current wardrobe?

They’d look good with a sneaker, oversized sweater, cropped sweatshirt or t-shirt.

BR: What do you look for in a pair of wide-leg pants?

I want them to be soft and comfortable, plus versatile enough to be worn to work and over the weekend.

Shop Ali’s look: High-Rise Wide-Leg Side-Stripe Pant, Italian Leather Large Bucket Bag, similar top here, similar shoe here.

LAURA
Merchandiser of Women’s Outerwear and Denim, a.k.a. style extraordinaire

Everyone needs a pair of wide-leg jeans! It’s a great way to spice up your wardrobe.”

BR: How would you describe your style?

My style is definitely bohemian-inspired, but I love incorporating trends from other decades into my wardrobe. To me, fashion is a way of self-expression and it’s fun to take risks with new trends.

BR: Which wide-leg pant are you wearing?

I’m wearing our High-Rise Wide-Leg Patch Pocket Jean–one of my favorite pieces from our spring collection.

BR: Tell us about how you’re rocking it. What other pieces did you choose to wear today?

I wore this jean with a black ribbed turtleneck and snakeskin booties.

 

 

BR: How would you style these wide-leg pants for work? For a night out?

The best thing about these pants is that you can wear them straight from work to a night out!

One of my favorite ways to wear wide-leg jeans is with a boxy sweater and a pair of heeled booties. You can also go more casual with a slim t-shirt and sneakers. I could go on and on–the options are endless!

BR: How would you mix these pants into your current wardrobe?

Did anyone ever say too many jeans was a bad thing? Everyone needs a pair of wide-leg jeans! It’s a great way to spice up your wardrobe.

BR: What do you look for in a pair of wide-leg pants?

What I love about my wide-leg pants is that they are flattering and comfortable. I could live in them and still feel stylish–that’s the best thing about them! Wide-leg pants are not only flattering on all body types, but they are an easy way to spice up a simple outfit!

Shop Laura’s look: High-Rise Wide-Leg Patch Pocket Jean, similar top here, similar shoe here, similar belt here.

Then, shop the wide-leg trend and find pieces to mix and match here. Plus, be the first to know about new trends.