What to do with all those black trousers
At some point in your life, you’ve probably opened the door to your closet and thought, ‘How did those six pairs of black trousers get in there? I don’t remember buying them and I certainly don’t remember wearing them.’
We hear you.
Black pants are something every woman needs (they’re a staple, not a basic) so most woman add a new pair in every season or two until one day, they are staring into a sea of black every time they peer inside their closet. (Hence the need for a wardrobe detox).
But here’s the thing: while black slacks are necessary, you only need one perfect pair that fits you like a glove AND that works back to as many pairs of shoes as possible. If the hem is too long, you’ll be tripping over them if you attempt to wear them with your Veja sneakers. Too short and the flare gets all messed up with your Neous heeled mules. If you’re after that one pair of black trousers that works with everything – the holy grail of pants – go for a cropped, slim fit style in a lightweight wool or structured cotton blend. The ankle-length means they’re good with heels and flats and the slimmer cut is a classic that is guaranteed to stay in style.
If you’ve found a pair of black trousers that works, buy it and then buy one more. (But only one more). That way you have a back up if one is at the dry cleaner. After all, you have so many outfits in your closet that work back to them….just see below for inspiration.