Skinny pants are a fashion favorite amongst many. Let's have a look at Caroline de Maigret, who's signature style includes pants. We can make the broad assumption that her style, which has enchanted the entirety of the fashion world, is based largely on her personality. It's an attitude that comes with a distinct air of nonchalance, an effortlessness that has been injected with her very own brand. Maybe this is what built the elements of French style, one that has a habit of stripping down to relaxed classics, navy skinny pants, white shirts and natural make-up.
What a skinny pair can provide you with, whether you’re dressing for somebody or not, is all manner of possibilities within 24hrs. We believe it is important to look and feel comfortable regardless of the scenario in front of you. Sometimes this has to be wildly flexible, from an impromptu meeting to a spontaneous dinner.
What actually constitutes an outfit that’s eighty five percent nonchalant sophistication, other than just skinny-fit pants. First though, it’s important to mention that it’s not just any old pair of cigarette pants that can contribute this attitude to an ensemble. The trick is the fit. There are a multitude of cuts, so as to work with many body types. This again is a lesson in French self-assuredness and learning to work with what you were genetically given. Everyones looks good in a pair of skinny pants. Think about the textiles. Silk or wool crêpe are ideal for fluidity, forgiving on the hips and draping where needed. Leather, meanwhile, multi-tasks rock and roll with corporate responsibility. It’s also great for giving shape to otherwise spindly legs. Saint Laurent has elevated his leather skinny black pants with a heavenly, alluring touch, and, although not quite as Powerpoint-friendly, they’re wonderful for dinners out or special events.
On the topic of corporate, a skinny work ensemble need not be as dull as they sound. Balenciaga boasts skinny suit pants that’ll serve ladies that lunch as well as they will boardroom bosses, while Altuzarra tops offers sharper-than-sharp tailored pants, perfect for a polished, put-together look. While we’re on that though, let’s just mention that grey skinny pants are increasingly leaving the office environment to merge more casual counterparts. Style with sneakers, white shirts and retro-inspired jewelry – all leisurely apt ingredients for internationals. Skinny chinos, more classically preppy, work exceptionally well as a safe summer option. Wear with oversized linen shirts under a lightweight blazer. Or try a cargo pant, practical with their pockets aplenty and a worthwhile investment, given the cyclical nature of fashion et al. Work the uptown with the downtown, mixing more seemingly casual styles with stilettos, for example. Isabel Marant, the Parisian go-to for skinny pants, keeps things fresh with new-season updates embroidery, embellishment, dustings of sequins. Printed, high-waisted, cropped, the French fashion favorite can’t be reproached for a lack of options. We love her latest collection of ultra-feminine patterns, great mixed with tougher, more masculine elements.
We love a cigarette cut pair with turtleneck bodysuits in either black or white. Try it with classic subtle flats. A starchy white men's style shirt with very skinny pants and pumps has wear-me-anywhere appeal, and is flattering on pretty much all shapes. A cashmere off-the-shoulder sweater, sneakers and slim leather pants hits the right note for something demure but delightful. Add your own personality, of course, since a personal touch is always in style.