I can't remember the last time I wore skinny, body-hugging, PMS-ing clothes in summer, the kind that just won't let you breathe (or live). This meant giving up on my jeans and for the jeans and t-shirt kind of girl that I am, giving up on my ability to practice fashion.
Until I was introduced to wide-legged pants. Wide-legged pants came as a breath of fresh air to my wardrobe and my legs. The trend that Bollywood has taken everywhere, from Colaba to Cannes, for its stylish and chic appeal.
Here are your fave Bollywood celebrities showing you how to style wide-legged pants this season in 10 different ways.
Sonam Kapoor, the queen of 'extra' everything, pairs her wide-legged pants with a heavily ruffled cold-shoulder top. Not just that, there's another trend she's ticking off her list with this outfit, the pattern-on-pattern trend. Here's how it looked when we tried it.
POPxo Recommends: Off-White Ruffled Top (Rs 999) by All About You from Deepika Padukone.
Priyanka Chopra is getting spotted with Nick Jonas a lot these days, and TBH, it's not even news anymore. But what is new is how the actress has paired her wide-legged pants with a same coloured top of different texture. When you don't have prints, bring solid separates of different textures together to add a fashionable dimension to your OOTD.
POPxo Recommends: Glitter Frame Cat Eye Sunglasses (Rs 265) by Shein.
This is my favourite way of styling my wide-legged pants and I'm glad that Deepika shares my fashion emotions too. Replace your skinny jeans with wide-legged denims this season and we promise you won't miss your jeans. As for the rest, you know what do with that big fat butt...
POPxo Recommends: Blue Mid-Rise Clean Look Flared Cropped Jeans (Rs 1,699) by Chemistry.
Who better than stylist Rhea Kapoor herself to teach us a lesson or two about styling wide-legged pants?! Rhea styles them with a button-down shirt and statement choker to bring out her party look alive!
POPxo Recommends: White & Blue Off-Shoulder Striped Casual Shirt (Rs 999) by Vero Moda.
Shilpa Shetty and Indian wear is a match made in heaven. Take a cue from the celebrity and pair your wide-legged pants with a kurta or a kurta set. As against palazzos which have a loose straight fit, wide-legged pants will give you more flare at the hemline, and therefore, more panache. We recommend skipping the jacket, of course.
POPxo Recommends: White Solid Wide Leg Pants (Rs 419) by AKS.
Kriti Sanon styles her wide-legged pants with a matching crop top like a co-ordinate set. When you're too lazy to mix and match, save yourself some time without compromising on style and go for a coordinate set this summer.
POPxo Recommends: Grid Print Halter Top With Wide Leg Pants (Rs 1,057) by Shein.
From a quick scan of Sonakshi Sinha's Instagram profile, it's safe to establish that the woman has a thing for formals and high-street looking outfits. She styles her wide-legged pants with a chic crop shirt and matching belt. You're just a pair of heels away from getting this look for the next party.
You don't have to buy a new pantsuit, you just need a new perspective. Diana Penty styles her wide-legged pants with a basic white shirt and a pastel longline linen coat, et voila, you've your very own pantsuit right in the hangers of your closet.
POPxo Recommends: White Sleeveless Longline Coat (Rs 1,200) by FabAlley.
My and my Sunday plans both approve of this outfit that Parineeti Chopra is wearing. A graphic t-shirt paired with wide-legged jammies sounds pretty cool. isn't it? Here's a new way to pave way for the athleisure trend this summer.
POPxo Recommends: All Over Logo Print T-shirt (Rs 909) by ONLY x Marvel.
Unbore your t-shirts with wide-legged pants, just like Shraddha Kapoor, and make everyday a good OOTD day. Accessorise with your favourite pair of hoops, comfy block heels and don't forget your sunglasses before you head out.
POPxo Recommends: Silver-Toned Hoop Earrings (Rs 299) by Ayesha.