Sarah Zengo
Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Bottoms Up! 5 Pant, Skirt and Short Trends to Embrace Now

By Dressing Well Stylist Sarah Zengo

After months of focusing mostly on dressing from the waist up, it’s time to pay attention to our bottom basics. There are some fabulous new cuts and shapes that can ground you for serious style. Here are 5 fresh trends to consider:

#1 The Jogger
What makes this comfort pant a stand out in the world of athleisurewear is its elastic waist and tapered legs that sport elastic at the ankles as well. The best thing about joggers – you can dress them up or down with ease depending on fabric and footwear. Take them up a notch with a pair of wedges or heels or take them down a level with fun sneakers, strappy flat sandals or flip flops. Utility style, floral, leather, so many options to suit your fancy.

 

#2 High Waisted with a Tie
Rock this waistline in shorts, pants and skirts. Also called paper-bag or cinch waist, this on-trend style brings back some serious 90s vibes with its relaxed cool look. Best to style with cropped or tucked tees and tops to balance and showcase the ruffled waistline. Straight leg, wide leg, or jogger-style pant options abound. Skirts and shorts also get a makeover with this waistline centerpiece that doesn’t add bulk.

 

#3 Maxi Skirts
Maxi skirts provide easy breezy summer style. This super comfortable option highlights your figure while downplaying any unfavored areas with a flowy flattering shape. Simple tops paired with sandals and some fun jewelry will complete your day to night look. Asymmetric hems (hems which have one or more sections higher or lower than the rest such as front or side) give an elegant high-lo effect while creating interest, offering leg coverage and visual interest.

 

#4 White Jeans
In the spring and summer months white jeans are often the answer to client styling woes! There are so many different cuts, shapes and styles available for every figure. Consider how each shape—slim, relaxed, girlfriend, distressed, frayed hem, wide leg and more—works with your natural proportions and add with intention into your wardrobe.

 

#5 Skorts
The solution for the gal on the go, skorts give the comfort and flexibility of a short with the feminine look of a skirt attached. So many ways to wear this fun combo! And who doesn't love a hidden short? Great for athletics and beyond, this timeless staple is popping up in pretty prints, flexible fabrics and everything from linen to leather.

 

Last Word:
Check in with your closet before you check out at the store! Take a look at what you have and need before you add in anything new. Adding in a new bottom style might require a top (and shoe!) refresh, so take stock, make a good list and go get some bottoms! Our stylist team is happy to help with your shopping and wardrobe needs, we offer both in-person and virtual shopping and styling choices. Contact us for a complimentary connect call to learn more.

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Sarah Zengo

Sarah Zengo joined the Dressing Well team as a stylist in 2011.  Her diverse clientele includes a mix of professionals, stay-at-home parents, retirees and young people just starting their careers. An excellent sense of fashion combined with a strong work ethic and genuine interest in the people she serves, allows Sarah to transform the style of our clients rapidly and with excellent results.  Clients love Sarah and consistently book appointments with her each season, a true indicator that her advice is highly valued and very much appreciated.

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