Trouser Cowboy culture has inspired fashion trends that come and go as quickly as tumbleweed, but gaucho pants? They’re here for the long haul. First worn by ranchers in the South American lowlands, the wide leg, calf-gracing pants have a distinct style of their very own. Fitted pant loyalists might feel a sense of hesitation about giving the voluminous silhouette a try, but the flattering cinched waist and roomy legs will award a fresh take on existing outfits.
They key? Play with proportions. A flood-length pant doesn’t have to read Urkel. Try a lightweight gaucho, belted, with a fitted tee for the weekend. Layer a crisp white button-down under a menswear-inspired waistcoat for that interview. It’s chic! Bonus: You can showcase your shoes. Pull out your pointed toe flats, the thigh-high boots at the back of your closet, even pop on tights underneath. Whether you lean towards a casual aesthetic or prefer ladylike appeal, there’s a gaucho pant for every day of the week.
1. Linen Blend Gauchos
Forget sweatpants. These comfy pull-on gauchos will be your go-to pant for travel days ahead.
3. Mid-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
With barely any stretch in them, these wide leg pants will mold to your curves. Pair them with aBreton striped shirtand a ballet flat to master the French girl look.
4. Snakeskin Pant
Don these belted gauchos with a billowy poet sleeve blouse, your favorite pendant necklace, and a Mary-Jane heel.
6. Sheer Panel Pants
7. Printed Pants
Your first foray into printed pants? A high-waisted, wide leg silhouette will keep it quirky. Pair with a brogue shoe and a ringer tee or a cute crochet top for ’70s vintage vibes.
8. Le Culotte A wide-leg silhouette makes these easier to pull off than an unforgiving light skinny jean. Accentuate the high-waist with your favorite statement belt.
9. Pleated Pants
Look effortlessly cool with a vertical striped pant that elongates the legs. Roomy side pockets and an elastic waist are practical for chasing kids around at the backyard barbecue.
10. Printed Pants
Pack these flowy tropical pants for your next warm weather getaway. The silky fabric can sway fancy when paired with heels, stacked bracelets, and a short sleeve button down.
11. Linen Pants
These linen blend pants will catch the breeze on days when all your summer dresses are with the dry cleaners. Pair with a smocked t-shirt and a pair of hoop earrings that will work for weekends and weekdays alike.