When I think about summer, I think of relaxing on the back deck and listening to the birds. I think about long days at the beach and fresh watermelon margaritas in the evening. I think about early morning coffee outside my favorite shop, ice cream treats before dinner, and deep restorative naps on the couch after a day in the sunshine. Now more than ever, I find myself dreaming about fun road trips or even hopping on a plane to a tropical getaway.
Breezy Summer Pants: Easy Beach Style For A Cute Outfit Refresh
You know what I’m always searching for in each and every one of those summertime scenarios? The perfect pair of pants I can throw-on-and-go. I want them easy breezy but also super-cute, with the ability to go from a swim coverup to dinner. I’m currently trying to find my perfect pair, and while this one is currently a go-to in my closet, it turns out there are so many amazing choices right now, more than I was anticipating!
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1 | Roxy Sailing Trip Wide Leg Pant
When a word like “sailing” is in the name, I automatically feel like I need these for summer…and to find a friend with a sailboat. They are a linen blend, and I’m loving the soft striped pattern!
2 | Billabong Wandering Soul Wide Leg Pants
The floral print on these is so dreamy. I’m immediately drawn to wildflower fields as the warm golden sun sets in the sky, but also seeing them as the perfect Mai Tai companion sitting poolside. They have these perfect discrete side slits, which means they’re super flowy and would be good with a wide range of shoes!
3 | Caslon Linen Joggers
These come in a bunch of different colors, as well as plus sizes too! They’re 100% linen and less than $60, making them an easy addition to your summer wardrobe. The description says it best–they dress up a day when you wish you could just wear sweats. But like, would be perfect for an afternoon walk or poolside dinner, too!
4 | Free People Feelin’ Good Linen Blend Utility Pants
The linen blend makes these perfect for summer, but the utility pockets makes them unexpectedly more diverse! You could easily wear these in your everyday outfits for meeting a friend or even just running errands. It would even be perfect for long travel days (they come in Mauve, too!).
5 | Bobi Beach Gauze Pant
I love when summer pants come in that crinkle-gauze fabric because you never need to worry about wrinkles ruining the look (which means perfect for napping). These would be so good pulled over a swimsuit. The word “beach” is literally in their name and this perfect blue hue is even called “water.” The only downside is these are a pre-order, but at least where I’m living, there’s still plenty of time to wait for the beach weather to arrive, anyway. Make it a matching set by grabbing this top!
6 | Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Cropped Wide Leg Pants
The best part about these is that they come in short, regular and long lengths! I love how they are slightly cropped, and while that often can make pants hard to work for everyone, the fact that they sell them in three lengths makes these that much more tempting. The high rise would make them incredibly cute with a cropped top, as well as pulled on with just your bathing suit! This terracotta is beautiful, but there’s also a cute little fruit print…and here they are in neutral tones.
7 | Free People Beach All I Ever Wanted Pants
These look like the pants you would wake up in, throw over your swimsuit, cozy up for an afternoon nap and then style up for late night drinks with friends. Those light summertime knit pants you just live in.
8 | Treasure & Bond Paperbag Waist Pants
These are my personal favorite. The paperbag waist is showing up everywhere, but I like how this one is a more tamed version, making it easy to try this look out. The tie at the front is both whimsy and pretty that would be easy to style up for dinner, or just a really cute road trip pant with sneakers and a tucked-in tee!
9 | LOFT Beach Floral Wide Leg Pants
This one’s for the bold lovers! These pants are soft knit with a wide leg that have the perfect beachy floral print and would be so completely easy to wear at any point on vacation (or just for errands to grab more sunscreen ’cause CUTE). Make it a set by grabbing the matching top!
10 | Summersalt The Perfect Palazzo Pant – Leopard
Oh hello, leopard print! I’m one of those who believe animal prints are more of a neutral than anything else. They’re such a fun way to make an outfit pop but without much effort. Pair it with this animal print bikini top for a day in the sun, or just add a plain tee and you’re ready to chill on the back deck.
11 | English Factory Stripe Fringe Hem Wide Leg Crop Pants
There’s something about the fringe hem that makes these a bit fancier and fun then the rest. The model is perfectly rocking these with heels, but they would be great with platform sandals poolside or to slip on for your morning coffee date. If you want to make it a full matching set, here’s the Stripe Crop Tank that comes in a lovely swingy silhouette!
12 | L*SPACE Good Vibes Pant
These are coming in hot with those vintage feels. The texture looks to give it that slight towel-vibe, which automatically makes them good for any water activity (super cute for a day on the boat?!). If the breeze starts blowing in the clouds or it’s a slightly cooler day in general, grab this matching long-sleeve pullover that has both a hood and the cutest deep-v neckline!
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I’ll be mostly hitting the beach between baby boys’ nap times, but who has some epic summer plans in the works?!
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No epic summer plans besides moving (🤞🤞🤞) but I want to live in all of these pants! That Loft set is so cute! Pretty sure I’m ordering that today!