Pants Love Spring & We Love These Pairs
While some cold weather disciples believe that the end of winter is the end of “real” dressing, clinging on to the chance to wear heavy wool overcoats and layered down jackets, others welcome the arrival of warmer spring days and the opportunity for a less functional take on style.
Although outerwear is the first port of call when the seasons switch, you can’t forget about pants. This is when trousers, whether denim, corduroy, or cargo, feel most comfortable.
Why? Well, pants no longer need long-john back-up when we get to spring. Nor is the weather anywhere near hot enough to bring those shorts out just yet. So, with trousers firmly on the agenda, we hit up SSENSE to find the best pants for spring from labels like Needles, Jacquemus, South2 West8, and more.
Aside from not needing to sport thermals underneath your favorite trousers anymore, another major change is that now’s the time to bring the colors back. These SITUATIONIST pants in bold purple are a major way to welcome spring.
Denim is king when it comes to pants for spring, and going one better, light-colored denim. Gone are the days of all-black, heavyweight outfits. You can start lightening your color palette again and these Études jeans are a prime way to do so.
Jacquemus not only has his sights set on making pants for spring, he’s got summer sorted too with these cargo pants. Once spring is done, zip off the bottom half to transform this pair into shorts.
Needles might be better known for its track pants — which are also a great choice for spring — but this season the Nepenthes label has dropped these pitch-perfect painter trousers in baby blue.
It’s important to not get too carried away with the dreams of sunshine, though. There are definitely a few more unexpected cold snaps and showers on our way. For those, having a pair like the Metric Trousers from Arc’teryx is a good idea.
HARAGO employs its signature embroidered detailing to give the Mela Sujni Trousers an eye-catching boost. Made from lightweight linen, these should be reserved for the warmer spring days.
Acne Studios takes a familiar understated direction with the Lounge Pants. These classic track pants are tailored with a slight kick to the bottom to ensure your silhouette is on point this season.
Crafting pieces inspired by fly-fishing, South2 West8 combines utilitarian composition with an up-to-date style identity. These belted trousers in neutral beige are a versatile styling asset for spring.
If the Metric Pants from Arc’teryx were too bold for you in fluorescent yellow, opt for something like the Convex LT Trousers from the Veilance offshoot. No less technical, this pair looks to a stone blue hue for its personality.
If somebody tells you that real dressing has come to an end in spring and summer, just show them these pants from Botter.
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