By Karli Poliziani

Palazzo Pants: 5 Street Style Looks to Rock this Summer

Palazzo pants are comfy and chic, but how do you style them? We've got five on-trend looks to inspire you, from bold and mismatched to office-ready whites.
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Palazzo pants, with their luxurious flow and effortless comfort, are a summer staple. But their versatility extends far beyond breezy beach days. From bold colour clashes to elevated workwear, here’s how to rock palazzo pants inspired by five street-style looks that are both on-trend and *effortlessly chic*. Keep reading for our favourite Palazzo pants outfit ideas that will keep you cool in the heat.

1. Mismatched Magic

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Embrace the unexpected with a play on proportions and colour. Channel your inner fashion maverick by pairing a dark, oversized blazer with a white bra top (a major summer trend) and a pair of vibrant palazzo pants — inspired by our NYC street style queen Emily Ratajkowski. Opt for a saturated hue like fuchsia, cobalt blue, or sunshine yellow to create a dynamic contrast. Keep the footwear sleek with loafers or ballet flats.

2. White-Hot Workwear

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Palazzo pants are a win when it comes to work-appropriate wardrobes, especially in crisp white. Look sharp and sophisticated by pairing white palazzo pants with a classic white button-down shirt. Elevate the outfit by styling the top off the shoulder, or accessorizing with a statement belt that cinches your waist and adds a pop to the outfit. Opt for minimalist jewellery for a polished finish.

3. Overt Details with Wild Pattern Play

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Feeling adventurous? Palazzo pants are also a canvas for maximalism. Embrace the ongoing fascination with nature-inspired palettes by choosing an animal print blouse in earthy tones like brown or green. Balance the busyness of the top with army green palazzo pants that feature utilitarian cargo pockets for a touch of functionality through overt detailing.

4. Luxe Leather

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Palazzo pants can also be surprisingly luxurious. Take your look up a notch with a matching leather set featuring a trendy vest top and wide-leg trousers. Opt for buttery-soft vegan leather in a neutral shade like espresso brown or beige for a timeless appeal. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with coordinated jewellery and ever-classy pointed-toe pumps.

5. Back to Basics with a Ditsy Twist

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Sometimes, simplicity reigns supreme. Channel a relaxed yet put-together vibe with denim palazzo pants. Opt for a dark wash for a bold summer hue. To elevate the basics, pair the pants with a white baby tee featuring a delicate ditsy print. This combination is both playful and effortlessly chic. Finish the look with classic white sneakers or a pair of strappy heels, depending on your day ahead.

Palazzo pants offer endless styling possibilities. With these five street style looks as inspiration, you can create outfits that are both comfortable and undeniably chic, allowing you to take your summer style to new heights.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.