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How to Style Trouser Jeans

Trouser jeans are the more polished wide-leg.

If you love “wearing the pants” (i.e. the in-charge feeling a wide leg jean gives you), then get even bossier with trouser jeans. The long line and clean front pleating of this style is a done deal for daytime, but also has a softer side, seamlessly transitioning to happy hour and the dog park.

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Build out a suiting look (but cooler) by pairing trouser jeans with a graphic blazer and easy knit tank. The clean length is serious, so have some fun by adding a statement shoe with a strong accent and—BAM!—you’re good to take names all day long.

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Play off the rigidity of this style with a super feminine top, like this ruched tank. Then, add a low-heel pump in a bright color that peeks out from under the hem. Try matching your lip shade to that poppy hue for an extra power punch.

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Who says tailoring has to be all done up? This style can carry you into the weekend if coupled with a retro sneaker and easy cotton blouse. And here's a fit tip: You'll get more mileage out of these jeans if the length is versatile enough to wear with a low heel and a sneaker; take this into consideration when tailoring.

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