Last Updated on 19th October 2013
Cigarette pants, or tapered trousers if you’re a non-smoker, are this season’s fast track to easy, effortless styling. Ever versatile and surprisingly flattering, they’re the new-season way to wear your trousers, teaming them with everything from chic silk shirts to cool slouchy tees, sky-scraping heels to cute and practical flats for effortless elegance.
We love D&G’s skinny stretch satin trousers for a touch of autumn luxe, and they’re sleek, simple tailoring is the perfect match for this season’s minimalism – plus, the one-button looped waistband adds a touch of cool-girl androgyny to a classic piece.
But with so many ways to wear them, take a peek at our guide below on how to best style your cigarette pants to achieve easy new-season styling.
A slouchy tee is the perfect relaxed counterpart to your luxe tailored bottoms, and American Vintage’s Jacksonville long sleeved T-shirt will take the edge off the autumn chill. Push the sleeves up to just below elbow length to keep things soft and casual.
Add texture and interest to your staple separates with a skinny leopard print belt. Not only will it keep your trousers in place, it’ll bring your look up to date for the new season with a subtle indulgence.
A peep-toe boot adds a cool and unconventional new-season twist to classic cropped tailoring. These nude lace-up booties by KG are a practical every day option that don’t compromise style – we love their modern Victoriana design (and if your toes get cold, a pair of wine-coloured socks will spice things up).
Finish off your look with an oversized clutch – it’ll hold all your daytime essentials and take you through to effortless evening elegance with ease.