It’s time to ditch the trackies and wriggle into something a little more stylish for summer. But don’t worry, these breezy linens and stretchy waistbands are every bit as comfy. 

Elk pants 

Pockets and prints, what more could you want in pants? Elk’s funky geometric Else pants have all the makings of a spring staple. As the days get balmier you’ll want to live in this crisp, cool and breathable organic cotton. Not a print-lover? Try the Dahme linen pants in the flax colourway. The drapey silhouette looks effortlessly chic paired with sneakers and a tee. 

Gingham linen styles 

Cut on the bias to drape over your body and hug your curves, the linen Georgia skirt is made for shimmying around the park. Gingham is proving to be the print du jour this season and Alpha60 has pieces to deck you out from head to toe. We’ll take the playsuit and sun hat too! And did we mention the whole range is on sale?

A model leaning backwards in a long bias cut gingham skirt.
Pic via Alpha60 website

Easy dresses

If you want to lose the waistband altogether, choose an easy throw-on-and-go dress. Nique’s Hisako dress is loose enough to feel like you're wearing nothing at all, but structured enough to look put together. This A-line shirt dress comes in a rich khaki to coax you away from winter shades of Melbourne black. Wear it with chunky boots now, sunnies and slides later. 

Luxe loungewear

A loungewear set that’s comfy enough to snuggle in bed but cute enough to leave the house? Be still our hearts! Made from a stone washed French linen, the Deiji Studios set from Incu will only get softer with time. The breezy, boxy separates can be worn together or paired back with wardrobe staples. Just pick your palette – a crisp white, pinstripes or sorbet coloured pastels. 

A model in a light pink set of linen shirt and shorts.
Pic via Incu website

Wide leg statement pants

These patterned pants are cool enough to wear out and about, but the comfort level is on par with pyjamas. Kloke’s 'deep heat' pants feature a relaxed wide leg and stretchy elastic waistband. Pair with this cute matching top for a quirky summer uniform. You’ll never want to squeeze your thighs into a pair of skinny jeans again. 

Melbourne-made pants 

Sustainable and Melbourne-made, Lumi’s threads are the antidote to fast fashion. And a pair of their Lorena pants are bound to be a much-loved wardrobe addition. Made from a natural fibre blend, they’re high waisted, wide legged and ultra soft. Get a pair in classic navy or inject a punch of colour to your look with the lilac hue. 

A shot of a models body in purple wide leg linen pants and a white top.
Pic via Lumi Clothing website

Vintage threads

Get ready for the warmer days ahead with a scroll through Vintage Sole’s range of retro overalls. Go utilitarian with denim and khaki. Or embrace cottage-core in a pair of romantic floral ‘90s overalls. You’ll look right at home pottering around the garden or browsing the farmer’s market in this short and sweet style. 

Kuwaii culottes 

A pair of classic black culottes is the new little black dress. And Kuwaii’s Sullivan pants are the perfect pair. Made from a lightweight crinkly tencel blend, they’re perfectly swishy for your picnicking adventures. The flat front and elasticated back mean they’re also stylish enough to take you back to the office. They also come in burgundy, plus a shorts version if you want to bare a little leg.

A model wearing burgundy culottes and a colourful floral top.
Pic via Kuwaii

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