Pants Are the New Skirts: 9 Breezy Styles to Wear ASAP

When muggy weather strikes, it’s all too easy to toss on a sundress and call it a day. But don’t let your fear of overheating keep you from some of the season’s coolest looks—namely, flowy, lightweight pants that look great with everything. Here, nine on-trend styles to try.

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paper bag pants

Paper-bag Culottes

They won’t stick to sweaty skin, they offer nice airflow and they look pretty darn cute. Need we say more?

Endless Rose ($70)

fancy track pants

Elevated Track Pants

Yep, the sporty style has graduated from the gym. They work equally well with sneakers or heels (but shh, they still totally feel like sweats).

Eloquii ($90)

red palazzo pants
Yumi Kim

Palazzo Pants

Seriously, who needs an LBD when you have these? This style is inherently dramatic and perfect for a girls’ night out.

Yumi Kim ($139)

white linen cropped pants

Beachy Linen Pants

We may never take our beloved white jeans out of rotation, but these semi-fitted trousers just earned themselves a spot in our wardrobe as well. 

Sanctuary ($99)

ruffled blush cropped pants

Ruffled Flares

A ’70s-inspired style will distract anyone from noticing that you’re essentially wearing pajamas.

Anthropologie ($118)

red pleated wide leg jumpsuit

Pleated Jumpsuit

Think of this as a more practical version of that cute date-night dress sitting in your closet. It’s the perfect all-in-one: light, comfortable and snazzy.

J.Crew ($168)

wide leg cropped pinstripe pants
Faithfull the Brand

Pin-striped Drawstring Pants

They give you the ultimate illusion of legs for days. Plus, this pair is highly breathable and lightweight. Matching crop top optional (but super cute).

Faithfull the Brand ($189)

khaki linen pants

Wide-leg Trousers

All the makings of work pants, minus that dreaded feeling of suffocating in wool.

Theory ($355)

navy tapered windowpane print pants
Matches Fashion

Tapered Crops

The classic cut combined with a trendy windowpane check make these a year-round must.

Acne Studios ($410)

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Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...