New Trend Alert – Puddle Pants! What the Heck Are They?

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Puddle pants are the newest craze sweeping the “it” girls of the internet and celebs. That’s cool, you might be thinking, but what the heck does this mean? It means pants that “puddle” around your ankles. Also known as pants your mom would usually yell at you to get hemmed because they are too long and drag. You might be asking, this is popular now? Yes, yes it is. But don’t just take my word for it. Do a quick google search and you’ll see how correct I am. Now, how do you hop on this trend? That’s why you have me! I’ve got some ideas for ya!

Puddle Pants Picks

1. Abercrombie & Fitch – Tailored Wide Leg Pants | 2. Shopbop – Lioness – La Quinta pants | 3. H & M – Dress pants | 4. Nordstrom – Caslon – Wide Leg Pull-On Linen Blend Pants | 5. Madewell – Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Leather and Spot Mix Calf Hair | 6. Anthropologie – Maeve – Low-Slung Flared Trousers | 7. Everlane – The Way-High® Drape Pant | 8. The Commense – Ivory Glow Wide Leg Pants | 9. Asos – London Rebel wide fit chunky chain detail loafers in black | 10. JCrew – trainers in metallic | 11. Nordstrom – Nine West – Hippa Pointy Cap Toe Pump | 12. Nordstrom – Sam Edelman – Women’s Ulissa Pointed Toe High Heel Booties

This time I did things a little differently by including shoes with the puddle pants. That’s because I’m always a little confused on what you could wear with them myself. I’ve seen others wearing the classic “dad” sneakers like numbers 5 and 10. It feels like a nice throwback to the 90s (scroll to 1997) when we did the hugely oversized jeans with sneakers. However, this is the new 2022 way to do the trend. The chunky loafers are also very “in” right now and another throw back to the 90s imo. I remember my sister rocking chunky, loafer heels, and I’ve seen they’re back in style too. I chose these Asos ones because they actually look comfy.

I also like the idea of kicking it up a notch with a bit of a heel and a pointy toe peeking out from beneath the excess of fabric. If I’m gonna splurge on some pants like the Anthropologie ones (6) or the Everlane ones (7) I’m going to want to have them past one season and not have ratty, stringyness on the bottom of the pant. That’s why I think wearing just a little bit of a heel like numbers 11 and 12 will help keep them from dragging so much that they get all icky.

What do you all think? Is this puddle pants trend a trend you’re going to try? There are a lot of different options out there. And if you’re a shortie like me, this might be the greatest trend ever because you don’t need to get your pants hemmed.


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