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How to Style: Black Trousers

01 March 2024

When you think of a staple capsule wardrobe, black trousers are probably the first item that comes to mind. Whether they are part of your workwear rotation, or worn on more formal occasions, these essentials are not only super comfortable and extremely versatile to style but start at just £15! Read our styling tips below to breathe new life into your black trousers.

Long Sleeve Plain Collarless Button Through Linen Shirt

A Classic White Shirt

This outfit, although popular and somewhat simple, is also timeless and classic. A white shirt exudes professionalism and never misses the mark when it comes to formalwear. Whether you’re sitting in an office all day or on your daily commute, our comfort waist trousers are sure to keep you feeling good all day long. Paired with a longline coat or blazer, and a pair of closed-toe black or white heels, this look never goes out of style. Not a fan of heels? Opt for a loafer, ankle boots or a crisp white pair of trainers.

Embrace Colour!

Styling bold prints and bright colours can be a daunting task and one that many women are afraid to embrace. Injecting colour into your outfit not only adds personality to your style, but is proven to improve your mood and confidence. Luckily, black trousers go with pretty much any colour or pattern you can imagine, the possibilities are endless! Match with a floral blouse to add a touch of femininity, or perhaps a darker hue for a more sophisticated look. And regardless if you’re rocking a heel, loafer or pair of trainers with our black trousers, adding a pop of colour to your shoe or sock collection is a sure way to bring life into your wardrobe..

Straight Leg Pull-On Elasticated Trousers
Flat Iron Wide Leg Linen Trousers

The Relaxed Look

On those weekends where you’re taking a break from your social schedule to indulge in a spot of self care, don’t slack on style in our black wide leg linen trousers. Pair with a plain coloured t-shirt and throw on a cosy knitted jumper or oversized sweater to achieve a relaxed weekend look. Whether you’re popping into town or couped up on the sofa catching up on Estenders or Dancing on Ice, this outfit is low maintenance and perfect for those chilled days.

Day To Night Transition

Picture this, it’s been a long day at work and you’ve not managed to leave on time. Your friends or family are waiting for you to get to the restaurant and you don’t have time to change. We’ve all been there right? Our black tapered trousers are the ideal transition piece for an easy and quick day to night look. Add instant glamour to your outfit with a pair of statement earrings or necklace, ditch the trainers under your desk for some classy heels and your favourite lipstick. Voila! You’re ready for whatever the evening has to offer. Looking for more tips to master transition outfits? Check out these blogs: Day to Night Transitional Outfits and ‘Create a Transitional Outerwear Wardrobe This Winter’.

Tapered Leg Plain Ponte Elasticated Trousers
Watercolour Floral Print Lightweight Scarf


This leads us nicely onto the most important styling tip there is… use accessories to add character and cohesiveness to your black trouser look. These trousers were never meant to be the star of the show, so give them the back seat and let the accessories steal the show. Whether it’s a buckled belt to enhance your silhouette, or a hat and scarf for those colder days, accessories are always a great outfit add-on from a foundational pair of plain black trousers.

Choose the Right Outerwear

The coat or jacket you decide to wear could make or break a stylish outfit. Why cover up a classy sophisticated look with a bright patterned pac a mac or fleece ,when you can instead keep the glamour alive with a longline blazer or faux leather jacket. Opt for a gilet or quilted jacket when dressing for those colder, more casual days with family and friends. The great thing about our black trousers is that you can wear them with almost any colour and design, so whatever coat or jacket you choose, you’ll look great.

Plain Raincoat With Hood

At Bonmarché, we understand the importance of maximising the potential of your wardrobe, and making clothes that last. That’s why all of our black trousers feature an elasticated waist for maximum comfort and all-day wear. As well as four different leg lengths to choose from - 25, 27, 29 and 31 inches, so you can be sure to find a pair that suits your body type and style. Shop women’s trousers online at Bonmarché today and find styles starting from just £15!