Silk, linen and smart suiting never disappoint as serious fixtures of Karen Walker pants. Finetuned tailoring is a trademark, from streamlined cigarette trousers to a flowing flared cut, while wide leg utility crop at the ankle in modern form and function. Crêpe de Chine palazzo pants give an air of permanent vacation, while Fair Trade produced linens take beach pants from the seaside to the city. Fundamental to a winter wardrobe of utility, smart tailoring reverberates in classic navy, mocha and grey. Boat pants are a trans-seasonal go-to alongside paper bag waists and streetwear-luxe, ‘Walker Wash’ denim, in both finished and raw frayed edges. Denim flares have Michelle Obama’s approval, descending from a high waisted vantage to maximum kick. A dash of shorts, mini in length but maximum in fun are a summery essential.