How to Style Linen Trousers (They’re As Easy As Jeans – Promise!)

How to Style Linen Pants Summer 2018

You all know that I’m addicted to skinny jeans. I wear them constantly, throughout each season. And if I’m not dressed in denim and an embroidered blouse, I’m usually rocking a midi skirt or a statement dress. Trousers have never played much of a role in my wardrobe. But, this spring/summer, I’m taking a few steps outside my comfort zone, and giving linen pants a go.

And, do you know what? I’m absolutely loving them! I can’t believe it took me 28 years to get on board the linen trouser train. But I’m definitely a fan for life.

Basically, I’ve found that any spring outfit I wear with skinny jeans works just as well with linen trousers. And they’re so comfortable. I experience painful bloating quite often (food intolerances are a bitch), and skinny jeans are absolute agony when you’re bloated. So it’s nice to have a loose-fitting alternative to hand.

And – comfort levels aside – it’s also lovely to be able to mix things up a bit. Whilst I’ll never give up on my skinny jean addiction completely, it’s easy to feel uninspired by fashion when you’re wearing the same thing again and again.

If you’re wondering how to style linen pants, here’s one of my favourite outfit formulas…

Monsoon Linen Trousers

Ella Cocos Tea Party Linen Trousers
Animal Print Slip on Shoes


I’m Wearing: Leather jacket by Hush c/o | Linen trousers by Monsoon c/o | Backpack by Fiorelli at TK Maxx (the same shape in different colours here) | Shoes past season at Anthropologie (similar here) | Necklace by Monica Vinader | Sunglasses by Ray-Ban


Ella Gregory Coco's Tea Party

How to Style Linen Pants

Ella Gregory Coco's Tea Party Backpack
Backpack Styling Tips


How to Style Linen Pants – 3 Tips to Follow

1. Always opt for an ankle-baring cropped style, or roll up the hem if full-length. Revealing a sliver of skin will give the look a modern and flirty feel.

2. Take this as an opportunity to experiment with print. Plain linen trousers can look fairly boring, but add some stripes or even a floral motif and you’re onto a winner!

3. As linen trousers tend to be loose and languid, stick to form-fitting silhouettes on top. And if you’re wearing a casual tee with linen pants be sure to tuck it into you waistband to define your figure.

How to Wear Linen Trousers

I love these pinstripe culottes from Monsoon, as they’re so versatile. But I’d like to invest in another pair (or two) or linen trousers for the summer. Perhaps something in khaki. Do you have any high street suggestions? If you spot anything suitable please let me know…

Have you been wondering how to style linen pants? Will you be ditching your jeans for a pair of linen trousers, this summer? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts…

Photos by Kylie Eyra