Outfit Inspiration: Jaime King’s Wide Leg Pants

Jaime King at the Parker on Spring Event in Beverly Hills

Jaime King at the Parker on Spring Event in Beverly Hills

Actress Jaime King looks great in everything, let’s just start with that. From casual street style snaps, where she’s been spotted in Rag & Bone, to the red carpet, where she’s often in Chanel, the former model has classic beauty and the modern grace to wear just about anything. King attended the Parker on Spring event in Beverly Hills, and while it wasn’t a full-blown red carpet, it wasn’t a casual stroll in Brentwood either. So how did she balance casual and cool? In a black and white ensemble that looked as effortless as it is chic.

For cocktail parties and after-work events, women can get into a rut. Shift dresses might look too work-ready and spangled cocktail dresses aren’t practical if you’re actually headed somewhere after work. So balance the work/play dichotomy with something similar to King’s outfit: a relaxed pant that’s great for the office and a simple, clean top that looks dressed up. With clean accessories, the look is easygoing and still polished, which is just what you’re looking for if you’re just headed out for drinks.

If you’re all about dresses after the sun sets, consider adding a pair of unexpected pants to the mix. You just might find that they’re as flirty and cool as any dress.

Chelsea28 Pleated Wide Leg Pants

Chelsea28 Pleated Wide Leg Pants

After season after season of skinny silhouettes dominating the fashion world, it’s about time that things get a little more relaxed. The Chelsea28 Pleated Wide Leg Pants ($88) are a refreshing change to the slim pants that you’ve been stocking your closet with.

And since you’ve probably picked up a few pairs of joggers and track pants this year, you’ll love just how comfortable these wide -leg pants are. Clean and simple, these black pants will go with just about everything in your closet. And no matter what the season’s trends might be, these not-so-basic pants are the perfect basic to make all of your trendier pieces really shine.

Available at Nordstrom.

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1. If you have a silk tank that you love, then you’re already ahead. But if you’re on the hunt, the Tibi Silk Color Block Cami ($198) has a few great details that make it stand out.

2. King’s belt is a little more subdued, but an outfit that’s black and white can use a little something special, like the Saint Laurent Chain & Tassel Leather Belt ($975).

3. An arm bangle makes a statement, but for it to be comfortable, it also has to be light. The Alor Classique Coil Bangle ($495)  makes is bold without being bulky. Plus, it’s flexible, so you won’t even know it’s on.

4. Cheers to Jaime King for stepping out in kitten heels! If you’ve been feeling pangs of vertigo thanks to your skyscraper platforms, come back down to earth with a chic pair of shoes such as the Stuart Weitzman Poco Patent Kitten Heel ($345). With a unique finish and classic shape, you’ll wear them with everything.

Images courtesy People, Neiman Marcus, Tibi, Barneys New York and Nordstrom

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.