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 18 Chic Outfits to Wear with Palazzo Pants

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Wide-leg pants are your best bet for a comfortable, stylish outfit. If you’re looking for outfit inspiration, check out our guide to the best ways to wear your Palazzo pants to stay on trend.

One of the most popular fashion trends of the moment are palazzo pants, also known as wide-leg pants. Palazzo pants are loose-fitting, roomy trousers (usually made with lightweight fabric) that flare out from the waist down to the feet, creating a relaxed vibe.

These long, flowing pieces of fabric can be styled in a variety of ways for different occasions, ranging from breezy vacation outfits in the summer, to chic going-out looks and cozy oversized ensembles in the fall.

If you’ve incorporated a pair of palazzo pants into your wardrobe but don’t quite know what to wear with them, take a look at these 18 chic outfit ideas perfect for a variety of occasions and seasons!

What To Wear With Palazzo Pants

1. Black Crop Top

Crop tops are another favorite to wear with palazzo pants. The balance this creates in an outfit is perfect for plus size styling as it incorporates the styling ‘rule of thirds’.

This is also great if you have a dinner in the summer months and want to be comfortable but still need to look like effort has been put into your look. Go for a neutral-colored pair of Palazzo pants with a black top for a cute look.

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The Range Ripple Gauze Wide Leg Pants
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Ripple Gauze Wide Leg Pants

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Schutz Adriana Metallic T-Strap Stiletto Sandals
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Adriana Metallic Stiletto Sandals

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2. Chunky Knit

Now that we begin to approach the cold season, it’s time to start thinking about styling outfits for the winter months. Styling Palazzo pants with a sweater goes against what we’ve previously suggested, though as trends change, so do the silhouettes we aim for.

An oversized chunky knit with Palazzo pants and chunky earrings is a great, effortless, modern look.

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Dries Van Noten Teodora V-Neck Metallic Knit Sweater
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Line & Dot Tinsley Pants
Line & Dot

Tinsley Pants

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Loewe Flamenco Mini Napa Drawstring Clutch Bag
Loewe

Flamenco Mini Napa Clutch Bag

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3. Swimsuit

Having a pair of Palazzo pants in a neutral color is a core piece for every summer capsule wardrobe. If you’re packing light for a vacation or weekend trip, wearing your bathing suit with a pair of Palazzo pants is a good idea for lunch by the beach.

It’s formal enough for this occasion, but also means you can easily remove your Palazzo pants and jump into the water.

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Shan Jessie One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit
Shan

Jessie One-Shoulder Swimsuit

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Abercrombie & Fitch Crinkle Textured Pull-On Wide Leg Pants
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Crinkle Textured Wide Leg Pants

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 & Other Stories Wide Brim Straw Hat
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Wide Brim Straw Hat

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4. Satin Shirt

For an outfit appropriate for work, or where formal wear is needed, a satin shirt worn with Palazzo pants is a great modest outfit option.

Office wear can often be quite uncomfortable, which isn’t ideal if you’re sitting at a desk all day. Palazzo pants can be found with elasticated waistbands, solving this dilemma.

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High-Rise Pleated Wide-Leg Pants

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Valentino Rockstud Genuine Calf Hair Ankle Strap Ballet Flats
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Rockstud Ankle Strap Ballet Flats

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5. Trench Coat

For a classic look, nothing looks quite the same as a trench coat worn with Palazzo pants. Because trench coats are quite baggy and oversized, keep the top worn underneath fitted, such as a crop top or a bodysuit.

As for the rest of your outfit, go for a pair of heels or heeled boots to ensure your pants aren’t dragging on the floor.

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SELMACILEK Linen Wide Leg Pants
SELMACILEK

Linen Wide Leg Pants

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Burberry Sandridge Check-Lined Belted Short Trench Coat
Burberry

Sandridge Short Trench Coat

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6. Button-up Shirt

If you want to go business casual or dress up your palazzo pants for a fun lunch, then go for a button-down shirt. This style is usually made of cotton or other breathable materials and can easily be dressed up or down.

The best way to wear this is to tuck your blouse in to accentuate the waistline. A classic combination for a business-casual look would be to go for a monochromatic look.

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Hudson Jeans Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants
Hudson Jeans

Tie Waist Wide Leg Pants

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Bottega Veneta Teen Jodie Intrecciato Suede Hobo
Bottega Veneta

Teen Jodie Intrecciato Suede Hobo

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7. Kimono

Much like a swimsuit, the best thing to style with Palazzo pants for a summer outfit is a long kimono or duster coat. The loose, flowy styles of both of these garments blend with each other beautifully, almost emulating the sea.

Again, if you’re building a capsule wardrobe, focus on neutral colors which can be dressed up or down with a statement piece, like a fun gold oversized clutch bag!

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 GIGI C Marie Coverup
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Marie Coverup

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Commando Classic Palazzo Pants
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Classic Palazzo Pants

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Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Metallic Zip Clutch Bag
Rebecca Minkoff

Ruched Metallic Zip Clutch Bag

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8. Tank Top

For a chic daytime look, a tank top paired with Palazzo pants is a great outfit for playing into the ‘quite luxury’ micro-trend.

It’s the simplest way to style Palazzo’s but it creates a sleek, sophisticated look. Keep your makeup and accessories simple and elevated.

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Reformation Olina Linen Pants
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Olina Linen Pants

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9. Cropped Sweater

If you’re styling Palazzo pants for the fall months, a cropped sweater or top is great paired with Palazzo pants. It still helps create a silhouette which keeps the outfit from looking frumpy. This is the perfect outfit for everyday wear, and can be paired with sneakers for comfort.

Either keep the outfit in neutral colors to look chic, or add in a pattern to add another dimension, such as the Parisian favorite; stripes!

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Reformation Justine Cotton Cardigan
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Justine Cotton Cardigan

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Song of Style Yara Pants
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Yara Pants

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Christian Dior Supple Calfskin Cannage Medium Caro Bag
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Supple Calfskin Medium Caro Bag

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10. Matching Set

A matching set is always a great way to achieve a chic look in an easy way. Palazzo pants often come in a matching set with a button-up shirt owed to their versatility.

As for the outfit underneath, this can be flexed depending on the occasion or time of year. For vacation, go for a linen set with a swimsuit, but for winter you can go for a wool or cashmere blend matching set with a turtleneck bodysuit under for an extra layer of warmth.

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PQ x REVOLVE Sammy Button Down Top
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Sammy Button-Down Top

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Sammy Wide Leg Pants

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Tom Ford Glossy Jersey 2-Piece Swimsuit
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Glossy Jersey 2-Piece Swimsuit

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11. Waistcoat

A pair of Palazzo pants are versatile and can be styled with a tank for a casual look, but similarly when paired with a waistcoat will look chic and put together.

Go for a cropped or fitted style waistcoat to ensure it still looks flattering. This is great for a European vacation look as it looks elevated but still will be airy and comfortable.

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Kimberly Linen Top

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12. Fun Top

If it’s girls’ night, but you don’t feel like going for a typical dress, a great option is a pair of stylish Palazzo pants with a fun statement top.

Because Palazzo pants are often too long, unless you have supermodel legs, this is the perfect occasion to get a pair of statement platform sandals, not only are they practical, but add an interesting dimension to the outfit.

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Fiorucci Crochet V Top
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Sabina Musayev Tom Pants
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Tom Pants

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Larroudé Annie Platform Sandals
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13. Bodysuit

Bodysuits are great worn with high waisted Palazzo pants because there’s no worrying about your top riding up, and are perfect for creating a sleek silhouette.

This is the best choice for a modern look, and great for wearing to a formal dinner or special occasion like a graduation ceremony.

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Good American Good Waist Palazzo
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Good Waist Palazzo

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Bottega Veneta The Pouch Leather Clutch
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14. Sleeveless Top

If you want to go for something a little more formal, but you don’t want to commit to a button-down blouse, go for a nice sleeveless blouse instead.

This way, you can still show off some skin while also looking polished. This is a super modern, casual outfit and perfect for a hot day of city strolling.

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Reformation Aspen Linen Top
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Veronica Beard Finlee Beaded Suede Mule Sandals
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15. Camisole


One of the best tops to wear with palazzo pants is a camisole top. It creates balance in the outfit by showing the right amount of skin, perfect for vacation!

Cami tops are usually made out of cotton or satin, and they make for a stunning casual outfit. Keep the rest of the outfit toned down with neutral accessories.

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Tory Burch Bicolor Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats
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16. Tweed Jacket

Palazzo pants are often misunderstood as a garment only for the warmer months, when in actuality, if in the correct fabric and paired with the correct pieces; these are a year-round staple.

A tweed jacket is a Parisian favorite, and dresses up even the most basic outfit. Pair Palazzo pants with a tweed jacket and coat and a simple blouse, or even white tee! 

As for the rest of the outfit, tweed is often quite a statement on its own, so go for a simple handbag and a pair of classic neutral pumps.

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& Other Stories Fitted Utility Polo Shirt
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17. Colorful Top

Bright colors shouldn’t be scary, and it’s good to experiment with ones which suit your skin tone! If you don’t know which to go for, there are plenty of tests online which can tell you the best colors to suit your skin tone.

This is also a great idea when building a capsule wardrobe. Focus on keeping the majority of your basic pieces in neutral tones, while also incorporating a few statement pieces in the colors which suit you the most.

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The Femm Iris Pants
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18. Black Tank Top

It wouldn’t be a style guide without a staple. Having good quality basic pieces like a black tank top to wear with Palazzo pants is an absolute game changer.

This is great for either dressing up with a fun pair of mules or keeping casual with sneakers or espadrilles. The key to looking elegant even in casual clothing is making sure everything is not only good quality but also well fitting.

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