Linen trousers are a non-negotiable this spring – I'll be living in this flattering, chic navy pair all season

Comfortable, cool and oh-so-stylish, these linen trousers are a must-have for the warmer weather

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Linen trousers are a staple in my wardrobe. As soon as it starts to get warm, out they come, and out they stay until the cold weather returns and I reluctantly have to pack them away. 

I'm excited to say this weekend marks that moment, and out my beautiful John Lewis straight fit navy linen trousers have come. Cool, comfortable and so flattering, I will live in this pair for months now. The beauty of them, aside from looking and feeling great, is how versatile they are. I can pair them with some of the best white trainers for a more casual look, but also elevate them with a shirt or blazer, and maybe even one of the best designer bags under £1000

Linen trousers are such a brilliant buy, I'm seriously considering another pair, and so have been scouring the web for more. And I've been blown away by the quality and style available from so many high-street retailers. Here are the exact pair I have in my wardrobe, as well as some other options firmly topping my wish list. 

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.