How to: Pick the perfect trouser

 

Trousers are a staple in most of our wardrobes but finding the perfect pair can be easier said than done. For one, there's a lot of choice out there and the age-old maxim 'If it ain't broke...' can all too often stand in the way of our temptation to try something brand new.

But what if it is broke? How do we find the right pair of trousers – one that does more than any pair before, slides seamlessly into the wardrobe we've spent time (and love and money) creating, and has us pulling them off their hanger again, and again, and again?

Emma's on the case with top shopping tips and home-styling hacks to make finding (and keeping) the perfect pair of trousers a breeze, every time.

How to: Pick the perfect trouser



 

Trousers are a staple in most of our wardrobes but finding the perfect pair can be easier said than done. For one, there's a lot of choice out there and the age-old maxim 'If it ain't broke...' can all too often stand in the way of our temptation to try something brand new.

But what if it is broke? How do we find the right pair of trousers – one that does more than any pair before, slides seamlessly into the wardrobe we've spent time (and love and money) creating, and has us pulling them off their hanger again, and again, and again?

Emma's on the case with top shopping tips and home-styling hacks to make finding (and keeping) the perfect pair of trousers a breeze, every time.


Emma's stand-out styles...


NANETTE TROUSERS

“The epitome of a 'go-to' style, which I wear at least three to four times a week. There's nothing you can't wear them with. With the elasticated waist and supersoft, floppy fabric, they're like the comfiest pair of pyjama trousers – only you can wear them to work, if you like."


NORAH COTTON DENIM TROUSERS

“We're seeing barrel-leg trousers a lot at the moment. As the name suggests, the shape tapers at either end which means you get this gorgeous, slightly structured look but the lovely cotton twill keeps it all feeling relatively casual. These make a great alternative to jeans and are just as hardwearing. With trousers like this, I always suggest doing a bit of moving-around when you first pop them on; they might feel a little snug at first but you'll notice they get comfier and comfier as the fabric relaxes a bit. You can also try our 'Nola Trousers', which already have a bit of stretch."


NORAH COTTON DENIM TROUSERS

“We're seeing barrel-leg trousers a lot at the moment. As the name suggests, the shape tapers at either end which means you get this gorgeous, slightly structured look but the lovely cotton twill keeps it all feeling relatively casual. These make a great alternative to jeans and are just as hardwearing. With trousers like this, I always suggest doing a bit of moving-around when you first pop them on; they might feel a little snug at first but you'll notice they get comfier and comfier as the fabric relaxes a bit. You can also try our 'Nola Trousers', which already have a bit of stretch."


SORAYA SILK TRIM SWEATPANTS

"If you find that you're cosy jogging bottoms or stretchy leggings call out to you a little more often than you'd ideally like, these trousers are a great place to start. Yes, they're still extremely comfy sweatpants – but we've elevated them with some clever stitching at the bottom of the leg to create a more elegant shape, and the waist tie and pocket trim are made from silk. It's details like this that make the difference between no-effort-made and effort-less, sloppy and stylish."

SORAYA SILK TRIM SWEATPANTS

"If you find that you're cosy jogging bottoms or stretchy leggings call out to you a little more often than you'd ideally like, these trousers are a great place to start. Yes, they're still extremely comfy sweatpants – but we've elevated them with some clever stitching at the bottom of the leg to create a more elegant shape, and the waist tie and pocket trim are made from silk. It's details like this that make the difference between no-effort-made and effort-less, sloppy and stylish."



VESPER RELAXED VELVET TROUSERS

"I love the exaggerated silhouette these trousers create. They're cut from soft cotton velvet, which you might think of as a wintry fabric but there's absolutely nothing hot or heavy about them. You can be as neat or edgy with them as you like; dress them up with a silk-mix shirt and long, unbuttoned tunic or go soft and casual by layering a t-shirt and sleeveless sweater over the top (discover both those looks right here)."

VESPER RELAXED VELVET TROUSERS

"I love the exaggerated silhouette these trousers create. They're cut from soft cotton velvet, which you might think of as a wintry fabric but there's absolutely nothing hot or heavy about them. You can be as neat or edgy with them as you like; dress them up with a silk-mix shirt and long, unbuttoned tunic or go soft and casual by layering a t-shirt and sleeveless sweater over the top (discover both those looks right here)."

VESPER RELAXED VELVET TROUSERS

"I love the exaggerated silhouette these trousers create. They're cut from soft cotton velvet, which you might think of as a wintry fabric but there's absolutely nothing hot or heavy about them. You can be as neat or edgy with them as you like; dress them up with a silk-mix shirt and long, unbuttoned tunic or go soft and casual by layering a t-shirt and sleeveless sweater over the top (discover both those looks right here)."