Trend Alert: Paperbag Pants

Summer is always that season where trends in fashion really seem to lure in everyone - from straight up fashionista to someone just dabbling into on-trend styles every now and again – and rule our wardrobes as well as Instagram feeds!
May that be because we tend to enjoy being out and about more on those sunny days and mild nights – and nobody wants to see the pyjamas we lounge around in on the couch in the colder months! – or maybe because those cute on-trend pieces are not getting covered up by jackets or coats – we all want to show off those new additions to our summer wardrobe after all! – during the summer season all shops are full to the brim with current must-have items.

Living in the city, where summer can get incredibly hot and stuffy, I welcome every summer trend that is not only cute, but also airy and comfortable with open arms!
And that is exactly where Paperbag Pants come into play.

I am seeing paperbag pants EVERYWHERE at the moment, from shorts to ankle length to wide leg styles. They are called paper bag because the waist is a bit more loose and being cinched in by some sort of belt or tie leaving the excess fabric looking somewhat like crinkled paper :) 

Apart from being super trendy, looking super cute and being extremely comfortable, I really want to emphasize how versatile paperbag pants are! You can easily dress them down with sneakers and a tee or dress them up and wear to the office (I will include photos of both versions down below for some styling inspiration). Making the most out of your summer wardrobe 101!

Here is my edit of this trend and the pieces I found in my favorite Onlineshops. They really do come in so many different styles, colors and patterns – there will be something for everyone!


Which one are your fav?
I honestly can not decide between the olive green pair by asos Design or the striped PrettyLittleThing ones! 

xx, Janine 

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  1. Paperbag pants are sooo nice! I love the blue striped shorts that you shared. Super cute Xx

    Sharan Gill Blog // Instagram

    1. They are adorable, aren't they! Thanks for commenting Sharan, sending you lots of love!
      xx Janine