Everyone knows that a summer wardrobe isn’t complete without a really great pair of white pants. Whether your go-to style is wide-leg palazzos, ankle-grazing culottes or super-short denim cutoffs – they’re an excellent foundation for any summer outfit. The added bonus of this wardrobe choice is that white bottoms work beautifully in your work wardrobe too. Paired with a silk slip, lightweight shirt or structured blazer, they’re the ultimate in effortless summer chic.

To help us track down the right pair, we enlisted the help of Canberra stylist, Kimberley Sara. “Nothing says fresh, classic and effortless quite like a pair of white pants,” says the fashion stylist and blogger (check out her blog, The Style Side, for more amazing style advice).

Freshen up your look with one of these three different styles of white pants, expertly curated by Kimberley.

Paperbag waist pants


This style of waist is the hottest trend right now, and lends itself to the cropped style of tops also flooding stores right now. When paired with a cropped tee or singlet, paperbag-waist pants provide balance to what would otherwise be a very mid-drift baring outfit. This look suggests ease, confidence and comfort – what more could one want in a summer outfit?

Wide-leg linen pants


The most classic of all white pants are the wide-leg linen variation. Style these with gold jewellery, a straw fedora and a boxy navy tee for a look that gives a nod to the French Riviera. This cut of pant lengthens the leg and can be easily dressed up with heels for a night of cocktails or dressed down with tan slides.

Culottes


A favourite of seasons past, culottes are still cemented firmly on the fashion scene in part due to the sheer wearability of the style. Less serious than the wide-leg pant, a pair of white culottes are feminine, fun and a little frivolous. Keep in with the youthful tone of this style by injecting some colour in the details – a pastel pink or lavender top, or a punchy red cross-body bag will work a treat.

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