Color — French Navy
These trousers take cues from masculine styles (tailored waistband, straight legs, welt pockets). But that front-split hem is a chic, low-key-sexy touch. Cut from a slightly stretchy Italian wool blend, they have a slim, high-rise fit. Pro tip: Size up if you prefer a slouchy-cool look.
Running on capsule collections (which the brand calls “editions”) instead of the traditional production calendar, ESSE is founder Charlotte Hicks’s response to fast fashion and overconsumption. The pieces in each edition—sumptuous-feeling, graceful silhouettes—are designed to be mixed and layered with one other, and they’re made to last, so you can build out your collection over time.