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.
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.
Slated for AW17
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.
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.
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.