High waisted trousers that highlight your waist and feel super comfy too? That’s two boxes ticked with the paperbag trousers, likely to be your new favourite go-to pair for the summer. This oversized look will have you ready in no time to try out the New York street style, and that goes double when you’re wearing a home-sewn pair, made with Fibre Mood's Jasmin pattern!
It's an absolute must-have for any fashion lover that's a fan of the classy, oversized look. From the streets to Pinterest, Instagram, and brands galore – there's no denying that this trouser style has become a shoo-in in the fashion world. While the trend dates from the 1980s and the contemporary version of the paperbag trousers made its début in 2018, it’s back with a vengeance again in 2020! It’s not just the streets and celebrities because the high fashion brands have also fallen for this trend hook, line, and sinker. We spotted similar trousers in this season’s resort collections by Max Mara, Isabel Marant, Fendi, Burberry, Ganni and loads of others.
Volume to die for
By belting the pleated high waist (literally a paper bag that's been tightened), you accentuate it in just the right place to make your legs look longer. This style is an open invitation to play with volume and shape. Since the trousers are already oversized at the waist, the best way to complete this look is to pair them with a tighter top, either cropped or one that's tucked in. And miracle of miracles, the volume of the trousers will actually make you look more slender! Throw on a blazer and you’re all set to hit the streets with your own look. Heels or trainers? It’s up to you! If you’d like to winterproof your outfit, you can always make a pair in a print or check pattern. Silk, cotton or linen all work great for a summery look. Is it a touch too hot out for this trend? Turn them into a pair of shorts! They work wonderfully for a rustic, lazy summer look.
If you like the paperbag effect, the Jutta skirt from Issue No. 5 also achieves a similar effect with a tightened waist. Check out the Jasmin trousers style advice and get inspired by this Fibre Mood pattern. And... don’t forget to share your 80s look with #fibremood and #fibremoodjasmin!