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HOW TO WEAR: WORK PANTS

By Lakeisha Goedluck, 28 October 2017

For years now, skinny jeans have reigned supreme. However, there’s recently been a shift towards loose-fitting silhouettes. As the skate scene has started to take over in a sartorial sense, wide-leg trousers and work pants from cult brands like Dickies have become the trews of choice for the stylish set. So, to see how to style the latter, here’s some sartorial inspiration.
Model wearing Levi

Rust never sleeps

When it comes to compiling casual getups, these carpenter pants from Levi's in a nicely autumnal rust hue are a solid go-to. For a chilled daywear option with a retro feel, layer a rugby top over a half-zip to do something a little different with your neckline. Then tuck your tops in to fully show off your straight-leg skate-trews game.
Model wearing Levi

Choose a denim jacket to stay cosy in – bonus points for matching the stitching to the shade of your bottoms. To round it all off, go for a relaxed pair of Converse Chuck Taylor high-tops, and cuff your trousers to better show off your classic kicks.
Model wearing dark Dickies work pants, a lemon-coloured long-sleeved T-shirt and Vans | ASOS Style Feed

Slated for AW17

We’re properly into autumn now, so dressing for the temperamental weather is key. Join the hype for unusual colour combos and start off with a lemon-coloured long-sleeved T-shirt with an extra-toasty black borg hoodie over the top to simultaneously demonstrate your mastery of AW17 90s dad vibes.
Model wearing dark Dickies work pants, a lemon-coloured long-sleeved T-shirt and Vans | ASOS Style Feed

Go dark down low, too, with a slate-grey take on the iconic Dickies work pants in a loose-fit, complete with chunky rolled cuffs. Finally, prove that you’ve got colour clashing on lock and don some calf socks with yellow stripes and a pair of skate-ready Vans.
Model wearing stone coloured work pants, a checkerboard-print shirt and houndstooth slip-on shoes | ASOS Style Feed

Stone cold classic

As far as trousers go, work pants are one of the most versatile styles you can own – fitting into rugged, outdoorsy fits, Scandi smart/casual getups and steezy streetwear ensembles with ease. But sometimes, you just want to go with the tried-and-trusty skate-style route.
Model wearing stone coloured work pants, a checkerboard-print shirt and houndstooth slip-on shoes | ASOS Style Feed

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Opt for a staple stone-coloured pair and wear them with patterned threads plus brightly-coloured accessories for a strong contrast to your nicely neutral trews. A graphic-print long-sleeved top with a checkerboard-print shirt supplies the Warped Tour feels, while houndstooth slip-on shoes will echo your top half. Select a pink bum bag to give your outfit a contemporary twist and a fresh fluorescent finish. 

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