SPRING OBSESSION: THE PAPER BAG

Khaki coloured baggy trousers with drawstring

I’ll admit, it doesn’t have the most flattering name, but the paper bag trend sure is on point for the upcoming spring season. And while the name isn’t pretty, the style sure is—and comfortable to boot!
So what does the paper bag trend entail? Basically, this refers to how the garment is tied at the waist. In this case, it could be a pair of pants, shorts, or even a skirt, that has a belted waist. This style is also baggier than others—so if you’re going to play up this trend, be sure to keep proportions in mind and keep things simple and fitted on the top. I also really love this look paired with a great pair of heels to elongate the legs. This will make the bottoms look nice and long!

 

 

To give you a better idea of what this trend looks like in practice, here are a few of my favourite paper bag looks:

 

 

GAP

Gap, paper bag high-rise chinos, $44.99

 

 

 

 

Asos, linen paper bag trousers, $49.86

Asos, linen paper bag trousers, $49.86

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters, paper bag high rise shorts, $49.00

Urban Outfitters, paper bag high rise shorts, $49.00

 

 

 

JCrew, paper bag twill skirt, $155.00

JCrew, paper bag twill skirt, $155.00

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About the Author: Tanya Colledge

After hearing the editor of Vancouver Fashion Magazine speak to her class of Fashion Business and Creative Arts students at John Casablancas Institute, Tanya knew she wanted to combine her passion for fashion with her love of the written word. She now holds a degree in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University and has been published in various publications such as The Other Press, The Globe and Mail, Sounding Board, WorkSafe Magazine, and Business in Vancouver.

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