The Palazzo Pant

Just about wherever you are in Europe right now, it’s hot. So no complaints, unless of course you’re stuck on the Central Line doing a sweltering hot commute.

In these conditions, being able to wear something smart, cool and comfortable (and that works with sandals), is what we’re after.

Let me introduce you to the palazzo pant. Or the Wide Leg Trouser. Wide legged and breezy, these are the perfect summer solution for days when you’re not ‘prepped’ (i.e. as tanned or as hair free as you’d like to be).

Whilst trousers might not sound like the obvious summer style solution, the palazzo pant is “wide leg”, therefore allowing lots of cooling air flow.

Meghan Markle wore a pair to Wimbledon last week, and Victoria Beckham is also a fan. I’m sceptical about the shape though. Unless you have snake hips, they may look rather wrong, so always buy one size up, so they sit nicely on the hip.

Here’s where to find a pair on the high street and it’s the summer sales, so the ideal time to buy.

Quiz cream wide leg trousers £14.99 House of Fraser

Red wide leg trousers £16 M&S

High rise wide linen trews £34.99 Gap

Floral wide leg trews £18 H&M

Jersey wide floor sweeping trews £12 Boohoo