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Instead of Jeans, Fashion People Are Turning Their Attention to This Classy Pants Trend

In my time as a fashion editor, I’ve come to rely upon a few styling tricks to help make the winter-to-spring transition a little easier on my wardrobe. Up there with swapping my raincoat for a relaxed quilted jacket and exchanging my boots for colorful sneakers, each season, I reintroduce a pair of cream pants back into my rotation as an easy way to instantly brighten up some of my wardrobe staples.

Influencer styles cream trousers with a black cardigan and ballet flats.

Though similar to the white pants that often come to the fore for many of us in summer, I find the cream pants trend slightly more relaxed and far more versatile. Yes, bright white shades work perfectly with other statement tones such as cobalt blue, fuchsia pink and letterbox red, but cream pants wear so well with the in-between shades that dominate most wardrobes.

Influencer styles cream trousers with a cream blouse and a burgundy bag.

Offering a fresh alternative to denim, these lightweight pants move beautifully as you walk, creating a breezy and relaxed silhouette. Wearing well with the deep navy, dark grey and rich burgundy colors that are pillars in my wardrobe, cream pants help add lightness and dimension to a darker palette. When summer comes around, I love to wear them to anchor my looks, styling them with light peach, butter yellow and earthy colors—there really isn’t anything they won’t go with.

Influencer wears cream trousers with a grey jumper.

Luckily for me, plenty of luxury and affordable brands have caught on to the enduring appeal of the cream trouser trend for spring 2024. Often designed in wide-leg cuts, there are pairs in so many of my favorite stores right now. Read on to discover the cream pants we’re shopping this season.