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Before you even start, I know what you’re thinking. “Pants...in the summer?” You’ve waited all year to break out those mini skirts and biker shorts. Believe me, I get it, but the fact of the matter is even on the stickiest, most sweltering days, you need a good pair of pants in your arsenal. What if you get a bad sunburn or forget to shave your legs? What if your boss has a no-shorts policy, or you run into an unseasonably chilly day? (Thanks, global warming.) Don’t sleep on the need for summer pants, because the last thing you want is to find yourself in a pants pickle with only your fleece-lined leggings or wool trousers to pick from. Below, find 17 of the most stylish pants to have on-hand this summer.
Meg is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com where she researches trends, tests products, and looks for answers to all your burning questions. She also co-writes a monthly column, Same Same But Different. Meg has previously written for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country. Her passions include travel, buffalo sauce, and sustainability. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.
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