Why white pants are a wardrobe staple

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Think your white pants are only for casual summer days? Think again.

I’ve styled white chinos for four different types of occasions to demonstrate their versatility – proving a pair of crisp white pants or jeans is a solid investment even during the cooler months.

Layering in greys to soften a stark white plus these grey woollies blend in an irresistible texture that makes your white pants truly trans-seasonal.

Shopping day: Pack a long-line grey or black cardigan or pair this outfit with your reliable white trainers if you’re really pounding the pavement for a big day out! 

Sportscraft white chinos $49

Hammock & Vine @ Rodney Clark $69.95

Top End mules @ Styletread $59.97 

Mocha bag $89.95 @ Myer

Dinner date: Shimmery accents are all your casual pieces need to spice them up a little for a fancy meal – and they look so refreshing against white.

Dorothy Perkins $54.95 @ The Iconic

Olga Berg glomesh bag $99.95 @ The Iconic

Ninewest heels $169.95


Work: Finish with statement outerwear to rug up on public transport and don’t shy away from a red power lippie to offset the grey.

SABA blazer $374.25

Uniqlo blouse $39.90

Top End mules @ Styletread $59.97 

Mocha handbag $69.95


Wine tasting: If you’re sipping on wines all day (tough life) then you want comfort. A poncho is your best friend in this scenario plus the flowery top layer looks perfect with slim pants like these.

Blue Bungalow poncho $59.95

Mollini boots $199.95 @ Styletread

Are white pants a wardrobe staple for you? Are you skilled at dressing them up – and down?

Rebecca O’Hearn has had a long career as a fashion and beauty editor at Yours, Woman’s Day and FHM magazines and has styled some of Australia’s most famous faces. Her mission now is to help women of all ages feel confident that their wardrobe and beauty choices are the best they can be. Her website, smartcasualclassic.com, is packed with fashion, beauty and styling tips.

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