I’ve always said there is a difference between something that is fashionable and something that is trendy. Fashionable, in my book, means classic and timeless. It will never go out of style. But if it does go out for a while, it will likely come back within a few years. One example of that is a sexy pair of pointy-toe pumps. For timeless pieces, I tend to splurge. If I find a good piece, it’s worth spending so I don’t have to look for it again in the future and it can last me for years.. Have a I mentioned that I’m a pretty lazy shopper?
But for trendy pieces, I like to save. If it’s probable that it’s a style I’ll wear for only a year or two, or worse, just a season, I look for affordably-priced options. This season, the paper bag pant (or short) is that trendy item.. In general, I don’t look great in high-waisted pants. But the paper bag is an exception. I think that may be because of the tied and someone cinched/pleated waistband that helps define my waist and give the trousers a more finished look.
These pants are the perfect way to freshen up your Spring and Summer wardrobe and add that “2019” to it! Thankfully for you, I’ve curated a few of my favorites, in trousers and shorts, that are affordably priced. Because of the detailed waistband, you don’t need anything too fancy on the upper half of your body. Grab something simple like the off-white blouse featured in this post. Pair the trousers with a sexy pair of classic pumps and a great bag for a wear-to-work look. Pair them with sporty sneakers and a t-shirt for a more casual vibe. The outfit I’m wearing here (minus the shoes and bag) is under $60. No, not a typo. Simply click on the images below to shop the look and a few of my favorite paper bag pants and shorts of the season. (And don’t be fooled by the color of the pants below—click on them, as many come in a variety of colors, including the khaki green trousers I’m wearing.)