I love wearing white. I find it such a fresh, modern and easy to combine color, that white pants have become the ultimate basic in my wardrobe.
If I don’t know what to wear, I grab one of my pairs of white pants and either combine them with a top, dress, blouse or jacket. Here is my updated overview on how to wear white pants and how I wear mine many different ways!
In this article, you’ll find my favorite styles of white pants, the best white pants in stores now and plenty of outfit ideas and colors to wear with your white pants.
White cigarette pants
My white cigarette pants are my staple. They look good with almost anything and I wear them with short dresses, tunics, short tops, blouses etc. They look good with a variety of shoes too.
I paired my cigarette pants above with a polkatdot top. Want to have lots more inspiration on wearing polkadots? See our ideas on wearing polkadots this summer.
Mine is no longer available but these similar cigarette pants below have lots of good reviews and are very similar.
I love wearing mine with a dress or tunic over the top – and you can find plenty of inspiration in this article on how to wear tunics or short dresses with pants.
Wide legged pants
Wider pants are back on trend and I’m loving mine. These look particularly good with short tops as you want to make sure to still show your figure in white pants.
A loose wide top going to your hips is not recommended but a longer tunic that is belted at the waist can look really good!
The ones I’m wearing are no longer available but you may like this pair from NYDJ. They come in all kinds of colors.
For more tips check out our guide on how to wear wide legged pants.
White sailor pants
These were a long-time favorite of mine and have been featured on the site many times.
Great for a laid back relaxed look and for creating a nautical style. You can wear them with t-shirts, combine them with a belt and / or a blazer, with a hip (silk) top and even with short dresses.
I wear them in casual situations and in the evening.
Below is a cropped pair of sailor jeans from Sanctuary Denim.
You my also like our guide on choosing the right shoes for different styles of pants.
White trousers for sports
I love wearing white for sports as well, especially skiing and yoga.
You can also wear a pair of yoga shorts such as those below for extra warmth and coverage under your outfits.
White skinny jeans
I own cropped white skinny jeans as well, which I particularly like to wear with short dresses. Great for a slightly hipper look or if you want to show off your shoes.
Sarah (above) wears her skinny jeans with a blouse and on-trend asymmetric strap sandals.
Straight leg white pants
Cropped white pants
Cropped white pants can be perfect for summer.
Jenny (above) looks fabulous in her combination of white, red and leopard print.
Although white is an obvious choice for my tropical weather, I love wearing white in winter too.
If you want to make sure your white is winter appropriate, you can always choose an off-white shade.
Knee high white capri leggings
When the weather gets even warmer or you are going on holiday, knee-high white pants or leggings are perfect.
I absolutely love the knee high leggings from Stella Carakasi which I wear for casual outings and also for sports. They’re in stock season after season, and they never date.
Want more tips on wearing leggings? You will love our guide on how to wear leggings.
What to wear with white pants
White pants are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you will own. It’s so easy to combine them with so many other items in your wardrobe. To give you even more examples, take a look at this one pair of white pants (below) and all the different outfits you can create with them.
Neutrals always look fabulous along with white – team with shades of gray, cream and beige. Karen (above) pairs her white with beige and animal print.
Outfit 2: Vince stripe boyfriend shirt – Halogen long cardigan – Wit & Wisdom high waist ankle skinny pants – Eileen Fisher slingback pump – Rag & Bone leather crossbody hobo – Caputo & Co. pendant necklace
Wearing red with white is one of my all-time favorite looks, and it’s obvious Kylie (above) loves this combination too.
Black and white
Monochrome is a classic for a reason because it always looks good. Oxana (above) looks very stylish in her black and white outfit.
Are you wearing white yet?
If you have always been reluctant to wear white, give it a try!
Don’t be afraid that white makes you look bigger, but instead focus on finding the perfect fit for your body type. Play with different tops and shapes or try wearing tunics or short dress over your pants.
White is such a great versatile color especially in summer. Give it a try and mix with clothes from your wardrobe.
Do you like to wear white? How do you wear yours?
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