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White trousers are the height of summer chic. Here’s how to make them work for you


Laidback luxe

Take the dress-down approach to white trousers with a classic denim jacket and flat sandals. Play it safe with a plain T-shirt, or experiment with a slogan tee. This is the perfect look for a relaxed weekend walk by the beach, with white trousers offering a stylish alternative to your everyday jeans.

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Pale and interesting

Teaming white trousers with light colours works well. A big catwalk trend this year was for white jeans with white blouses, but for an easier take on pale and interesting, a beige trench or pastel blouse looks fabulous. White trousers also showcase bold accessories, such as these statement metallic heels.

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Playing the blues

Imagine fluffy white clouds against a sky-blue backdrop, with the endless azure ocean lapping away beneath. It’s a colour palette that works, right? Which is why teaming white trousers with blue is always a good shout, spanning the full spectrum from a cashmere jumper to a linen shirt. This ribbed knit in a lovely steel blue works perfectly too.

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Words: Sophie Hines Images: Alex Bramall Styling: Vickie Keeble Make-up: Anita Keeling Hair: Luke Benson Model: Charlotte Wiggins