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3 Celeb-Inspired Ways to Wear Paper Bag Pants for Spring

High-waist pants, much like embellished slippers, have officially established themselves as a must-have for working girls and street-style stars alike. A spinoff of the trend — paper bag waists — made an appearance last year, but quickly fell off fashion’s radar. Now, the cinched-in silhouette is back with a vengeance, with statement-making styles popping up in Instababe-approved shops such as Zara, Mango, and Topshop — a sign that these suckers likely aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Intrigued by these trend-right trousers? This week’s Style Resolutions shows you how to pull them off in flawless fashion.


The Buy: A high-waisted pair of perfectly roomy paper bag pants that can transition from desk to dinner.

How to Wear Paper Bag Trousers for Work

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Model Winnie Harlow is giving us boss-lady realness with a pair of paper-bag high-waisted pants that turn the volume way up on your basic boardroom attire.

Say sayonara to snoozy black pants and culottes — these pretty-in-pink trousers are the breath of fresh air your nine-to-five routine has been waiting for. Trade out a traditional button-down in favor of a sophisticated silk blouse, then slip into a pair of printed pumps to inject a pop of panache into your on-the-job getup. Sculptural accessories, such as geometric baubles and a structured bucket bag, weave in a note of architectural edge. As the winter weather begins to wane, stash your trusty puffer in the closet and toss on a denim trench before heading out the door.

Zara High Waist Trousers ($50) + H&M Silk Blouse ($80), Marc Fisher LTD Zala Pump ($160), & Other Stories Denim Trench ($125), Madewell Flatform Statement Earrings ($34), & Other Stories Leather Bucket Bag ($235), Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Magenta No. 33 ($34)

How to Wear Paper Bag Trousers for a Night Out

JLo turned up the heat in a totally unexpected way with the help of leather trousers, for a fierce look that is ready to take on happy hour and GNO like it ain’t no thing. (Photo via Jamie McCarthy/Getty)

For an upcoming GNO or date night with bae, look to these sass-packed vinyl pants to turn up the heat. While the high waist offers extra coverage, it also provides the perfect opportunity to flash a little shoulder a la a flirty ruffle-trimmed top. Mismatched earrings, quicksilver stilettos, and a metallic envelope clutch ground the getup in after-dark territory. The only thing missing? A swipe of red lipstick and a sleek ‘do.

Topshop Cracked Vinyl Peg Trousers ($100) + Uterqüe Gem D’Orsay Shoes ($132), Rebecca Minkoff “Leo” Envelope Clutch ($95), Steve Madden Satire Strappy Sandal ($90), Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Isabella ($32), stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22), H&M Short Coat ($80)

How to Wear Paper Bag Trousers for the Weekend

Leave it to Sienna Miller to master the art of trend-right clothes on the go. Her cinched-waist bottoms play well from casual brunch to outdoor cocktails.

Keep things feeling low-key by teaming them up with an oversized embroidered sweatshirt and low-riding globe shoes with major It-girl appeal. The accessories? Go flashy for a jolt of personality. Our picks: bright throwback shades, pearl-studded hoops, and a patch-adorned crossbody bag. Weekend shenanigans never looked so good.

Mango Elastic Waist Trousers ($60) + Zara Embroidered Flower Sweater ($50), Mango Soft Leather Ballerina ($100), Urban Outfitters Slim Butterfly Sunglasses ($16), & Other Stories Patched Mini Leather Bag ($135), J.Crew Leather Tassel ($15), BaubleBar Ariela Drops ($28), Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Nail Collection in Napa Valley ($24)

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Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

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