Not quite brave enough to bare legs yet?
Anyone else feel as though we've already had all four seasons in the month of March? If back-to-back storms have you convinced you'll never feel the sun on your skin again, allow us to introduce the effortlessly stylish split-hem trousers – fashion's answer to showing a little skin, without losing a limb to frostbite.
While viably baring arms and legs together might have to hold off for another month or two, the fashion crowd have found a way to show off some ankle cleavage, while also drawing due attention to their new season shoes too.
Whether you opt for skinny, straight or wide-leg versions of the spit hem trousers, it’s all about creating that flared silhouette towards the hemline, and what's most crucial to note is the positioning of the split itself — not at the side, like a retro pair of tracksuit pants, but towards the front of the leg.
With the likes of some mega designers showing them on the SS'20 catwalks and all of our high street favourites following suit, these pants are the perfect transition piece.
See below for three ways to wear the split-hem trouser trend, and where to shop the best ones.
Injecting some brightness into your work wardrobe might seem daunting after a long winter, but do take your cue from Lindsey Holland, aka @ropesofholland and team your pale split-hems with a pin-stripe blazer for spring-fresh, smart-casual.
Split Hem Trousers, €50, Weekday - SHOP
For The Weekend:
The best thing about this style of trousers is that they work with all footwear choices – super slick with a pointed court, but equally cool with classic trainers for weekend adventures.
High-Waist Leggings With Vents, €49.99, Zara - SHOP
We might be praying for warmer temperatures, but that won't stop us wearing black for nights out. Bonus points if you're brazen enough to bare your midriff like RHW too!
Front Split Tapered Trousers, €59, & Other Stories - SHOP