A simple pair of black trousers can elevate any look. We love the cut of these culottes from Banana Republic - the dress pant-esque fabric feels polished while the relaxed fit is comfortable enough to work from home. In this blog post, we show you how to style black trousers four different ways.

Style #1: Weekday Chic

Add a pop of colour with a flowy blouse. This look is great in the spring and fall and can easily be topped with a blazer for added polish. This outfit feels put-together thanks to thoughtful accessories, including a silk scarf (find our tips for styling silk scarves here!) and chunky bracelets that add edge on an overall soft and flowy ensemble. Paired with the sleek heeled boots, we think this would be a perfect outfit to wear to the office.

Style #2: The Weekender


Every piece in this look is so versatile and come together to create an easy and fashionable outfit for when you just can’t decide what to wear. The collared denim shirt balances the more tailored look of the trousers and the leopard heels add a feminine component to round out the entire look.

Style #3: Elevated Lounge Look

Even with a slouchy hoodie and runners this outfit still feels polished thanks to the well-fitting trousers. Come summer, you could easily recreate this look with a plain white shirt or graphic tee and look effortlessly cool. This outfit proves that these black trousers are as versatile as a pair of jeans.

Style #4: The Polished Office Look

We absolutely love how the pointed shoe and cropped culotte elongates Justyna’s ankle in this ultra refined look. The structure found in both the jacket and trouser looks polished, especially with the pointed heel. The white long sleeve underneath softens the look and prevents it from appearing too stiff.

We believe that black trousers, especially cropped culottes, are some of the most versatile pieces in your closet. When paired with the right shoes and accessories, these pants can take any look from day to night while looking effortlessly chic.

How do you style black trousers? What other items would you like to see styled in our One Piece, Four Ways series?