We all know about the power of loud shirts. In fact, we’ve preached the power of a statement shirt many times. A power lesser-known but equally as important is that of loud trousers. Trousers are the middle-ground of your fits; they provide the foundational link between your footwear and your top half, so why are they so commonly overlooked? It’s not only unfair, it’s disappointing. So for the sake of summer fits the world over, we’ve taken a deep dive into the best loud trousers at MATCHESFASHION for the coming season.
From Needles, providing the strongest case for sweatpants in public, to punk-tinged highlights by Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, our selection covers the weird and wonderful breadth of loud trousers. While you may need to consider toning things down around these pairs — we’re talking white tees and understated sneakers — you won't be in danger of your fits lacking punch. Styling tips aside, let’s get to the loud trousers.
Shop our favorite loud trousers for 2021 below.
Ahluwalia Studio Joy Wave-Print Jersey Track Pants
British designer Priya Ahluwahlia’s bold collections revolve around unmissable palettes and eye-catching patterns that are perfect for the warmer months. This pair of elasticated track pants are made with zero waste, too.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Spike-Gathered Tartan Wool Trousers
CSM-grad Charles Jeffrey Loverboy seamlessly melds club culture with punk influence each season and SS21 is no different. This pair of tartan pants are pulled into spikes for a 3D finish.
Jacquemus Alzu Leaf-Print Cotton Cargo Trousers
Jacquemus’ cargo pants have become a returning fixture of the French label’s collections and we’re here for it. Baggy up top and tapered to a slimmer ankle, this floral pair brings an intriguing silhouette to your wardrobe.
Eye/LOEWE/Nature Patchwork Cotton Trousers
Workwear is always in and part of its timeless appeal is the ease with which designers can add their own spin to it. Jonathan Anderson’s Eye/LOEWE/Nature looks to a patchwork build with highlight yellow patches to make an impact.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Tartan Cotton-Twill Wide-Leg Suit Trousers
We love wide legs. Their ability to bring something new and exciting to basic outfits is a big asset and this tartan pair does just that.
Marni Low-Rise Flared Faux-Leather Trousers
To the joy of many and the dismay of more, low-rise trousers are back. We’re always here for a divisive cut though. This flared, leather pair from Marni brims with attitude.
South2 West8 Paisley-Print Check Cotton-Canvas Suit Trousers
Part of the burgeoning Nepenthes family which also includes Needles, South2 West8 is one to watch if you’re into utilitarian luxury. This pair of paisley-print pants is the bottom half of a bold, deconstructed suit, cut to mouth-wateringly relaxed proportions.
Issey Miyake Technical-Pleated Straight-Leg Trousers
Issey Miyake’s pleats are an easy way to add subtle texture to outfits. That said, there’s nothing subtle about this bright orange pair.
Needles Butterfly Velour Track Pants
Needles is a brand that knows what it does well and rarely veers from that path. Having staked a claim to the throne of the sweatpants kingdom with a range of bold, straight-leg options, there’s no question that your wardrobe has a spot for this butterfly.
Sunflower French Cotton-Blend Straight-Leg Trousers
Loud trousers aren’t always patterned. Sunflower proves that block color can be just as bold by outfitting a simple pair of creased work pants.
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