Cropped trouser from H&M.

Some trousers for the summer months

Like most people, jeans feature heavily in my wardrobe and are always a failsafe for me on those days when I’m not feeling especially inspired to put an outfit together.

However, there are days when it feels like the only trousers I own or reach for are jeans and on hot summer days my legs require a bit more freedom and something altogether lighter.

Yes, I could wear a dress or skirt but I’d also like a trouser option particularly when I can’t be bothered to lash on the fake tan. I’ve recently started adding some more trousers to my wardrobe and these styles, in particular, are getting me through the summer months.

Sometimes overlooked but absolutely ideal for a summer work situation is the black tapered trouser. A classic and chic silhouette, it is a workwear staple but don’t keep it just for the office.

They also look really understated worn with a black strappy block heel sandal and a classic white t-shirt. Look for light fabrics that will work well for the summer. They are also the type of trouser you can wear year round.

I also have been quite partial to a linen trouser of late. Go for a heavier linen to avoid wrinkles and change it up with a print.

A stripe works well with linen and also keep the leg wide for a more modern take on this classic. Earn extra fashion points by keeping the look tonal. Think creams, white, breezy blues and black accessories for a stylish and easy to wear look.

Now I know we have spent the last while living in joggers, but I have so many pairs in my wardrobe now that you can be damned sure I’m going to make the most of them and integrate them into my summer wardrobe.

I absolutely love wearing a pair of joggers with a slight heel, a simple tee and a classic blazer. On paper it shouldn’t work but somehow it does.

I have a pair of slim leg black Adidas Originals joggers and they go with so much in my wardrobe. An extension of this is the ribbed loungewear trouser which again I wouldn’t abandon just yet. They work so well with a t-shirt and a summer sandal that it would be a shame not to wear them. Just add a khaki military jacket or a denim one to make them more wearable outside of your house.

Another great alterative and one that is often overlooked is the chino. While it can bring to mind the sartorial style of a man who goes sailing at the weekend, I would urge you to give the chino a go.

In shades of khaki or a classic neutral beige, they lend themselves well to all colour palettes and when it comes to choosing a pair its all about the modern updates.

A paper bag waist or a tapered leg work extremely well and look fab worn with a silky vest and sandal for night time or with a flat chunky sandal and fitted t-shirt for day.

I also particularly like the chino worn with a cool stripe or with a simple white shirt and some gold jewellery.

It’s gives the feeling of an easy laid back summer vibe but without resorting to pulling out a pair of jeans not that we don’t love our denims but it’s good to give them a rest every now and then.