For more than a year of being on lockdown, we’ve pretty much grown into wearing only sweatpants and loungewear at home and dressing solely for ourselves. Now, with (some) offices and leisure activities reopening, we’re in the midst of a “bottoms paralysis”. Can we still fit in our old bottoms? Which one to choose: shorts, pants, skirts? What kind of style to buy? And which ones are actually worth it?
With those in mind, we’ve pieced together a bottoms-picking guide focusing on what feels good to sit in, versatile pieces that you will not only be able to wear now but forever, and classic cuts that will never go out of style.
Definitely a classic pair of trousers, this number can be styled in a multitude of ways―dress it down with a simple white shirt and trainers or elevate with a blouse and heels.
Effortlessly upgrade your look in seconds with this dainty yet unique piece.
Who says you can’t go out in shorts? This pair can pack a punch without overwhelming your entire look. It features a high rise, flowy shape with a gartered back for the most effortless one-and-done outfit.
Wardrobe staples don’t always have to mean boring color palettes. This is a trusty pair that’s easy to match and can be worn season after season.
Polished and comfortably tailored for all-day wear, this ankle-grazing capri pants can complement any look.
Tailored but relaxed, this pair features a drawstring waist for ultimate comfort while still looking stylishly put together.
A figure-flattering number, this skirt features a paper bag silhouette to accentuate your shape and button details to add character to your outfit.
Bask in the glory of a perfect khaki that’s considered a pinnacle of forever fashion and a number that’ll always be an elegant classic no matter what you pair it with.
BACK TO BLACK
If you’re an advocate for polished simplicity, this piece is your best bet. A perfectly cut pair of black trousers are a staple for the most fashion-forward women.
This belted-waist piece is a perfect alternative to a pair of casual blue jeans that requires minimal effort and delivers maximally chic results.
At the end of the day, whichever piece you’d like to go for, we’re sure that you’ll get major use out of it for years to come. The bottom line is that these Paperdolls bottoms are made with you and your lifestyle in mind. They’re all easy to style, staples for a hardworking wardrobe and investment pieces that you’ll turn to time and time again.