How to Wear Wide Leg Pants, Inspired by Akris

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants for Fall, Inspired by the Akris Runway

I love wide leg pants and have for a long time, whether they have been deemed on trend or not. The look is a classic one whenever thrown into any ensemble, so I was thrilled when we selected this Akris runway pick to re-create.

Here's the runway inspiration:


The overall layout on the look boils down to a neutral pant and printed sweater that coordinates (or in the runway look, practically bleeds into) with the color of the pant. Focus is on an easy wide leg and playful print on top creating a sophisticated but vibrant (not-a-wallflower) look. See how to pull it off in four simple steps:

1. J. Crew Tippi sweater in colorblock stripe ( 2. ASOS Wide Leg Pants With Tab Side ( 3. Majo "BOCG 35" Rosa (Grey) Leather Medium Hobo ( 4. Sacha London Women's Nice Pump (

A couple of tweaks happened here when moving from runway to reality, hence using the term 'inspiration,' when referring to the image from the catwalk. It's the perfect foundation and starting point to get someone to think outside of what they would normally reach for in their closet, but at the same time, can be tailored to anyone's personal style.

I swapped out stripes for the plaid going with the Tippi sweater from J. Crew. There's still color, but I kept it on the subtle side.

Pair that sweater back to the wide leg pant from Asos, tab side details add a little 'oomph' to these puppies, and you have a clean look that goes a little bit beyond preppy, another reason I happen to like it. The wider cut on the pant keeps things from being too tailored and refined, which is when the epitome of both of those descriptors is added back in with the sweet Sacha London slingback pump.

And finally, you have to have a bag to keep your world in as your out and about, might as well have it be a fabulous one. Here's the Rosa hobo from my new favorite label, Majo. Kind of loving the details going on there. It's just one more way to take this look from expected to original.

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