I’m a Stylist, and I’m Straight-Up Obsessed With These Comfy But Smart Trousers

Anyone else finding themselves in a weird wardrobe rut right now—somewhere between never wanting to relinquish WFH comfort but also wanting to get dressed in real, trendy outfits again? Oh, good, I’m not alone, then. Not to worry. Finding myself in this position recently as a stylist, I set about searching for the perfect wardrobe pieces I could invest in to get me most efficiently out of said rut, and I’m about to share my findings with you. 

The key item I landed on? The Frankie Shop’s wide-leg trousers. I’m sure you’re already familiar with the brand’s excellent oversized blazers and trés chic quilted and wool coats. Influencers the world over have been wearing them all winter. But this is your sign not to overlook its tailored trousers. Turns out they’re the perfect comfy-but-smart thing to be wearing right now. And it’s not just me who’s obsessed. I’ve spotted a number of influencers who have nailed the polished-minimalist aesthetic wearing theirs on repeat—from Linda Tol, who pairs hers with cosy knits, to Pernille Teisbæk, who opted for the matching blazer, too. 

Linda wears the Gelso trousers.

Boring as a pair of trousers may seem, the chic proportions and expensive-looking simplicity of The Frankie Shop’s versions make them stand out from the rest. The two main hero pairs right now are the Gelso, slightly tapered full-length trousers that work really well with chunky trainers or black boots, and the Bea, slightly cropped wide-leg trousers that go with every shoe style from loafers to boots to sandals. In my opinion, they’re just such an easy way to make an outfit look cool while wearing what feels like pyjamas. I’ve been wearing mine recently with thin roll-necks and crew-necks that tuck in easily and balance the volume of the trousers, then throwing a cardigan or blazer over it and finishing the look with a leather belt. For spring, I’ll be switching to white T-shirts on top and loafers.  

Keep scrolling, then, for some major trouser outfit inspiration, and if you’ve been searching for the perfect pair for a while, or your wardrobe needs a little pep like mine does, you can shop the trousers below too. 

Pernille wears the Bea trousers.

@thevisuelofgrace wears Frankie Shop ankle strap trousers.

Ilenia wears the grey Gelso trousers.

@thevisuelofgrace wears the Bea suit

India wears the Bea trousers.

Linda wears the beige Gelso trousers.

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