How to Style:
High-Concept Pants & Shorts

We’re unabashed fans of these slightly more complicated trends, which manage to be fun and dressed up at once. They can be a little tricky to pull off, so some tips on getting it right.

Pleated Shorts

Crisp, bright, and well—pristine—the whole concept of white shorts can intimidate: But treat these as you would a simple skirt, and mix in casual separates to make them feel less precious.

Architectural Shorts

It’s essential to keep a structured short feminine: Pair them with a tissue thin knit or jersey t shirt.

J. Crew Summerweight Cotton Sweater
J. Crew, $79.50
ZARA Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots
Zara, $119
Tome Shorts
goop, $495

Printed Shorts

A simple solid top elevates the look without stealing the attention. Also: Choose a sleek, low heel shoe.

GAP Bib Tunic
Gap, $59.95
Carven Shell Jacquard Short
goop, $650
Michael Kors Kallie Flat
goop, $550


These have all the volume of a skirt, but the comfort of a pant—they’re cool and unexpected and can go fancy or low-key. The trick is to temper the wide leg with other pieces that flatter.

Draped Trousers

A tailored jacket in a different, neutral hue creates an unfussy, low-key suit.

goop, $1,700
3.1 Phillip Lim Tapered Trouser
goop, $375
PIERRE HARDY Scarpa Mid Block Heel Sandal
goop, $895

Skinny Black Trousers

Make a play on tuxedo dressing with these versatile, high-waisted pants by way of a ruffle-front shirt.

TORY BURCH Poplin & Smocked Silk Top
Tory Burch, $450
goop, $1,050
Stella McCartney Fitted Trouser
goop, $745

Special thanks to: Photographer: Coliena Rentmeester
Makeup: Kristina Brown
Hair: Charles McNair
Model: POLINA at Photogenics
Studio: Cactus Cube Studios