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Transitional Styling With On-Trend Bottoms

How to style bootcut, palazzo, and slim straight pants.

July 06, 2023

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The Monterey Bootcut Pant | The Malibu Palazzo Pant | The Newport Slim Straight Leg Pant

Seasonal shifts require some planning to get the most out of your wardrobe’s potential. Coupled with a transformation of leg shapes, like bootcut flares and wide-leg palazzos, we’ve decoded the changes in silhouettes to carry from the end of summer into fall and beyond. The following micro capsules are edited for versatility to wear now and through fall and include an introspective on styling the latest leg shapes.


The Monterey Bootcut Pant

For fashion adventurers and advocates of chic black…

The bootcut pant has come back to the forefront of must-have bottoms. The Monterey bootcut in black faux leather retains shape and embodies an edgy alternative to the everyday run-of-the-mill black pant, so consider updating to this flattering modern iteration. Balance the proportion of this wider-at-the-bottom shape with a fitted top or tucked-in blouse to create a streamlined silhouette. And hence its name, wear a heeled boot, or option for a chunky platform, to flatter and elongate.


Items from left to right: Gold bangle bracelets, tan high-neck tank top, black platform pumps, black faux-leather bootcut pants, black floral embellished zip-up jacket, black booties, and black tank top.


The Malibu Palazzo Pant

For the lovers of the wide leg, floral prints, and neutral layers…

If you invest in one pair of white pants, let it be these. The Malibu Palazzo boasts an effortless leg shape and high waist for comfort from top to bottom. Plus, they mix well with different textures to add interest and depth to your outfit. Like the bootcut, this more voluminous cut looks best with fitted tops, tucked blouses, and above-the-hip jacket lengths, as well as boots and platforms. If opting to tuck in your top, accessorize with a belt to accentuate and shape the waist.


Items from left to right: Multicolor floral scoop-neck three-quarter sleeve top, tan platform pumps, pink jeweled embellished belt, white palazzo jeans, tan puff-sleeve denim jacket, tan heeled cowboy boots, and white scoop neck tank top.


The Newport Slim Straight Leg Pant

Find versatility in a more fitted leg shape…

As an investment, the Newport fit is ideal for year-round wearability and a mainstay for outfits specific to over-the-knee boots, strappy sandals, and heels meant to be admired. We like fuller tops, tunic lengths, and statement sleeves paired to this more slender leg shape for a balanced look. Plus, the Newport grounds a variety of transitional jackets and more voluminous fall layers to come.


Items from left to right: mutlicolor printed poncho, pink floral embellished lace-up heels, dark wash straight-leg jeans, black long-sleeve lace top, and black over-the-knee boots.

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