Wide Leg Pants Are the Cool Girl’s Answer to Skinny Jeans

Like the seasons, trends are very cyclical; what goes around comes around. For spring, one of the biggest trends was wide-leg pants, a nod to the 70s that’s been embraced by everyone from Alexa Chung to Kenya Kinski-Jones. The retro style hits the benchmarks of being both totally classic and completely modern, making it the ultimate wardrobe staple. To make the piece equal parts fashion-forward and ladylike, like Kinski-Jones, opt for a pair of khakis by cool New York brands like Monse and Marc Jacobs paired with a structured striped button-down, and top off the look with that ever-popular Balenciaga baseball cap for a sporty flare. For a quirky take on the trend, look to Stella McCartney and MDS Stripes for some printed slacks that pair well with a simple top and some great accessories. For more on how to get Kinski-Jones’ covetable style, click through.

Photo by Nicholas Ong, styled by Caroline Grosso, Produced by Biel Parklee. Hair by Lucas Wilson for Bumble and bumble, makeup by Grace Ahn for MAC cosmetics, manicure by Gina Edwards for Chanel Le Vernis. Casting by Piergiorgio del Moro. Set Design by Hans Mahawaral. Model: Kenya Kinski-Jones at the Lions. Digital Technician: Matthew Thompson. Photography Assistants: Kris Shacchois, Matt Roady. Special thanks to Pier 59 Studios.

Kenya Kinski-Jones wears Michael Kors Collection blouse, $795, and belt, $290,; Monse pants, $1,090, Forty Five Ten, Dallas, 214.559.4510; Gucci sneakers, $950,; her own jewelry.


Balenciaga Baseball Cap, $520,


Monse Wide-Leg Pants, $990,


Theory Striped Shirt, $245,


Marc Jacobs Cargo Culottes, $475,


Stella McCartney Wide Leg Trousers, $742,


Gucci Sneakers, $595,


MDS Stripes Wide Leg Pant, $395,


Tibi Wide Leg Pant, $550,


Isabel Marant Cropped Wide Leg Pant, $305,


Self-Portrait Asymmetrical Ruffle Top, $410,