Showing a little skin without risking losing a limb to frostbite...
The past few days of June are enough to convince you to wrap up again until June of next year so allow us to introduce to you the effortlessly stylish split hem trousers trend.
While viably baring arms and legs together might have to hold off another month or two, the fashion crowd have found a way to brave some ankle cleavage – and show off those new season shoes too. Small wins.
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 crucial to note is the positioning of the split itself - not at the side, like a pair of 90s tracksuit pants - is dead in the centre.
With the likes of some mega designers showing them on the SS'19 catwalks, and all our high street favourites following suit, these pants are the perfect piece to ease your way into Summer.
Injecting colours this bright into your work wardrobe might seem daunting after a long winter, but do take a cue from Leonie Hanne and clash your new split hem trousers with contrasting tailoring for some Spring freshness...
Beatle Stretch Crepe Straight Leg Pants, €304, Tibi
For The Weekend
The best thing about this style of trousers is that it works with all footwear choices – super slick with a pointed court, but equally cool with chunky flat boots for weekend adventures.
Washed Black Split Hem Jeans, €57, Topshop
We might be praying for warmer temperatures, but that won't stop us wearing black for nights out. These ankle flashing, faux-leather options are on sale too.
Trousers with slits, €13, H&M
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