wear it: extreme wide leg trousers

I recently bought extreme wide leg trousers and thought I’d share an idea on one way to wear them.
The blazer adds structure and balances out the trousers (a crop jacket could make the bottom half look heavy if you are pear shaped). The stripe top breaks up all the black and this one doesn’t cling to the body so is more flattering. TIP: Get a size up so it sits a bit lower on the hip (wear it down the road with cut offs, flats and sunglasses).
Add a heeled ankle boot to elongate (Get wedges for comfort). TIP: Flats with wide trousers will make anyone look shorter and wider than they really are). Add a vintage looking satchel with an optional longer strap to wear messenger style or hand held (the older it gets, the better it will look). Found this one on Etsy but check Ebay, flea markets, vintage shops etc. Optional: Add a wide brim hat (to balance the wider lower half). Finish with oversized sunglasses (these are velvet – a unique twist on the norm).
River Island striped top
Monki blazer
Saks Ann Demeuleester lace up boots (currently on sale)
Etsy hand crafted leather satchel
Doll Boutique velvet Linda Farrow sunglasses
Monki felt hat
Topshop wide leg trousers (v. similar to the above ones I bought)


  1. Shevah says:

    I love this look you’ve created. Fabulous. Flats with wide leg trousers are a horrible no-no. I would probably look 3 feet tall. Haha.


  2. The Chains of Love says:

    This is fabulous Karen!



  3. ANGUILLAGRL says:

    Hey wondering if you advanced in the ASOS stylist contest??! According to the numbers you should be in….?

  4. Oracle Fox says:

    sshhhh can you hear… if you listen closely i’m pretty sure that satchel is whispering ‘maanndddyy’, heheheh. xxxx

  5. GUILTLE$$ Beauty says:

    Love the bag!

  6. The Photodiarist says:

    I have those Ann boots. I LOVE them! So easy to walk in.

  7. Tariro says:

    I love those shoes!

  8. Freya B ♥ says:

    Love this post, you have the chosen some of the best things that wide leg trousers could go with, I especially love the vintage satchel and striped top!
    Great post!

  9. Girl about Oslo says:

    Loved that post sweety…

    Love the hat specially…

    Have a great day.

  10. Style_Pursuit says:

    Still not sure about this new trend, but I’ll probably end up buying a pair of such pants anyway… :o)
    Great tips!


  11. Malena says:

    That topshop trousers are amazing! I saw them and I felt in love 🙂

  12. kingaaaa says:

    wow, love all of these things!!!

  13. Glamour Bbey. says:

    Great stuff! I would love to have them!!

  14. sofie says:

    Oh, I’m completly in love with the trousers!

  15. Hazel says:

    Great outfit. I am currently waiting for a floral pair to be delivered… I’m thinking wedge sandals, vest top and tote for the summer…

  16. Nita -Karoliina says:

    I found from screaming mimi’s the craziest and cutest extreme wide leg pants! I am obsessed with the wide leg pant :D.

    Those topshop one’s are cute!

  17. Dodo says:

    Really cute items! Love the striped top! Think you rock the flared jeans the best!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I gotta say, I LOVE THIS BLOG.

  19. stylorectic under medical treatment says:

    hey love!i have an eye on those pants as well but havent had the time to think about combinations yet, so thanks for the inspiration!
    looking forward seeing you rockin it.
    and about victoria b, i havent get that yet…i laughed when i red it x)…but i think its just the angle of the pictures.
    big kissss

  20. classiq says:

    I love the striped blouse and the hat finalizes the outfit in a glamorous way.

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  23. Ana says:

    Love this look!

  24. Death By Shoe says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for some wide leg trousers too so this is great advise!


  25. Camille says:

    I love this segment! you should do something like this more often!

    Also: thanks for the advice! I bought trousers and was wearing them with flats and started wearing them with heel and it totally looks better!

    – Camille <3

  26. Taylor says:

    The suggestion about not wearing a cropped jacket is a good one. I definitely love the way you styled this. I tried on a very similar pair of red Ann D. boots, and I was in love with them. They are extremely comfortable.

  27. Carol says:

    I have a few pairs of wide leg trousers and I relly like them. Up until now I have been wearing them with flats or my biker boots as I didn’t like them with heels but maybe I just need new heels?!


  28. Karen says:

    I was hoping you guys would find the collage helpful hopefully?

    I’ll try doing them more often. Plus it’s a chance to sharpen my Photo Shop skills (or lack thereof).

    Carol – yes yes yes!!! see how they are with just a bit of lift. That’s all you need.

    Camille – yes, it DOES look a lot better : )

    The Photodiarist – Ann D does some of the best boots. Period. Not suprised you have them and glad to hear they are comfortable. They look it.

    Oracle Fox – LOLOL!!!!!!!!! Thats me whispering to your jewellery collection.

  29. Skinny Bish says:

    I have yet to find a floppy felt hat I love. That satchel is the perfect hue, so buttery!

  30. What is Reality Anyway? says:

    so many good posts to catch up on! i love the chloe boots, im glad you got that color, the best one i say! this outfit, perfection! xoxoxoxo

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