Big Spring Trend: White Wide-Leg Pants

(Thakoon, Wes Gordon, Peter Som. Source: ImaxTree)Consider them backlash against the endless seasons of dark skinny jeans. This spring's bevy of white wide-leg trousers are slouchy, voluminous, and, dare we say, infinitely cooler than the Limited Too palazzo pants we begged for in middle school. Seen on the Spring 2014 runways of Thakoon, Wes Gordon, Peter Som and more, the look has become a staple of street-style stars in recent months. And no wonder: the oversized silhouette and pure color palette makes the garment endearingly boyish and polished at once. 

Balanced with a fitted crop top—à la Lady Gaga—the floor-skimming look is bold and fresh.
(Source: PacificCoastNews.com)Meanwhile, Ciara nailed it in white-on-white Calvin Klein Collection, accented with simple gold bangles.
(Source: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images North America)And Olivia Palermo proves you don’t have to wait until summer to debut your white trousers. Paired with a cozy knit and a dash of fur, they feel totally right for cooler temps.
(Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)If you're worried you'll drown in the billowy bottoms, pair the below options with a streamlined top, and keep hair and makeup soft and pretty. Or, go for spring's white-on-white trend by wearing the pants with a matching tee and boxy jacket. But whatever you do, steer clear of spring puddles.
(Alice & Olivia "Eric" Pants, $275, at Shopbop; Sanctuary Wide Leg City Chino, $99, at Piperlime; AQ/AQ "Margarita" Trouser, $161, at Shopbop)
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