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Everybody’s wearing tucked-in pants

Championed by editors, buyers and tastemakers alike, this failsafe styling trick dominated New York Fashion Week. The best thing about it? The key components are already hanging in your closet…

Christie Tyler
Naomi Elizée
Erika Boldrin
Sophia Roe
Vanessa Hong

Last week, the fashion industry’s most influential figures descended on New York to see the latest collections from the city’s best homegrown designers, but, as ever, the cutting-edge looks weren’t limited to the runway. Whether their default mode is maximal or minimal, runway guests always bring their A-game but, this season, there was one styling masterstroke everyone could agree on – tucked-in pants.

Ultimately, this look comes down to simply tucking your pants into a pair of mid- or knee-high boots; however, it’s more than the sum of its parts. The tucked-in look is an effortless way to give tailored pants a utilitarian edge – take your styling cues from Christie Tyler and Erika Boldrin by pairing them with chunky combat boots. Alternatively, slipping white corduroy trousers or cargo pants into statement boots is a chic way to tackle tricky trans-seasonal weather, which means your favorite summer pieces can work year-round. Either way, this emphatically tapered silhouette feels like an utterly fresh proposition. The key to mastering the look is to keep it smart and stick to a muted color palette – the ‘tuck’ should be the only dishevelled element to your ensemble. Opt for classic pieces cut from quality fabrics – such as longline coats and leather pants – and balance your outfit with feminine accessories.

The universal appeal of the tucked-in pant comes down to the fact that it is something we haven’t seen in a while, so it feels totally fresh. And yet it also has the kind of equestrian roots that lends any outfit an air of refinement. With London Fashion Week already in full swing, plus Milan and Paris just around the corner, the tucked-in pant is something we expect to see a lot more of. In other words, this look has legs.




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