This season, more than any other in recent years, marked a return to the sophisticated silhouette of the well-cut trouser. Plenty of skirts and dresses marched down the fall runways last February, but there was no arguing the pant took center stage. And what piece pairs best with sleek slacks? The blouse, naturally.
It’s a time-tested, simple style formula, but the blouse-meets-trouser combo was forgotten for many a season, passed by in favor of mini dresses and skinny jeans. The return, now, comes in a fashion world that feels a little more grown up. The resurrection of Equipment blouses (they are sublime with Alice + Olivia pants), the songs sung in praise of the basic white button-down (untucked over Theory pants—effortless chic), fall 2010 can be defined by fine craftsmanship and practicality of design—two things that will feel as of-the-moment in ten years as they do now.
Have you embraced this sense of chic simplicity? And, when shopping for dress pants, what’s your go-to cut?