Anyone else feel as though we've already had all four seasons in March? If the two snowy Sundays in a row have you convinced to wrap up again until mid-May, allow us to introduce the effortlessly stylish split hem trousers – fashion's answer to showing a little skin, without losing a limb to frostbite.
While viably baring arms and legs together might have to hold off another month or two, the fashion crowd have found a way to brave some ankle cleavage – and show off those new season shoes too. #Winning
Whether you opt for skinny, straight or wide-leg versions of the spit hem trousers, it’s all about creating that flared silhouette towards the hemline, and what's crucial to note is the positioning of the split itself — not at the side, like a pair of tracksuit pants, might be, but dead in the centre.
With the likes of some mega designers showing them on the SS'19 catwalks, and all our highstreet favourites following suit, these pants are the perfect transition piece.
See below for three ways to wear the split hem trouser trend, and where to shop the best ones.
Injecting colours this bright into your work wardrobe might seem daunting after a long winter, but do take a cue from Leonie Hanne and clash your new split hem trousers with contrasting tailoring for some Spring freshness.
Stone Woven Check Split Hem Straight Leg Trouser, €31, Pretty Little Thing
The best thing about this style of trousers is that it works with all footwear choices – super slick with a pointed court, but equally cool with chunky flat boots for weekend adventures.
Washed Black Split Hem Jeans, €57, Topshop
We might be praying for warmer temperatures, but that won't stop us wearing black for nights out. These ankle flashing, faux-leather options are on sale too.
Trousers with slits, €13, H&M