Look: It's beach season, which means everyone's stocking up on sundresses and short-shorts. What if that's not your game, though? If you don't really like shorts, what are some pants that are comfortable to wear at the beach? Pants at the beach do make a certain kind of sense, after all. They offer extra sun protection to help keep you from getting burned, and, if you choose wisely, they're easily just as comfortable (perhaps even more comfortable) as shorts are.
Add all that practicality to the fact that easy-breezy styles are very in at the moment, and you've got yourself quite the case for beach pants. After all, can you imagine anything more stunningly chic than a nice pair of palazzo pants set on a backdrop of a sunset dotted with palm trees? Or, how about a gorgeous printed jumpsuit to drink a mai tai in, as you watch sail boats disappear over the horizon? Culottes certainly cut a gorgeous silhouette when it comes to taking a romantic stroll on the sand at dusk... basically, your options are endless. So, to get your search for beach pants nicely kickstarted, here's a handful of fun styles to look out for for your next trip to the sea:
1. Scarf Print Beach Trouser
Scarf Print Beach Trouser, $52, Topshop
You pretty much can't go wrong with stylishly cut, stylishly printed pants like these.
2. Jersey Pants Loose Fit
Jersey Pants Loose Fit, $18, H&M
You could positively light up the beach in ultra-comfy style with these.
3. H&M+ Jersey Pants
H&M+ Jersey Pants, $18, H&M
Another day, another eye-catching print.
4. Mosaic Beach Pant
Mosaic Beach Pant, $225, Tory Burch
These might just represent the prettiest cover-up of all cover-ups.
5. Shorewalk Cover-Up Pants
Shorewalk Cover-Up Pants, $50, Madewell
If you're looking for something a touch more subdued, these simple joggers are a great option.
6. Canyon Pants
Wildfox Canyon Pants, $129, ASOS
Here's another stylishly laidback option, if you want to keep your look on the more lowkey side.
7. Drawstring Trousers
Drawstring Trousers, $26, Zara
Is there anything better than bubblegum pink when it comes to the beach?
8. Navy Pleated Beach Pants
Oysho Navy Pleated Beach Pants, $49, ASOS
Ah, perfect for the white sand beaches of Hawaii, no?
9. Paisley Print Trousers
Paisley Print Trousers, $50, Mango
Ah, the very definition of "summer pants."
Culottes, $50, H&M
These cream-colored culottes will look lovely in pretty much any setting, especially including the waterfront.
11. Lace Trim Studio Trousers
Lace Trim Studio Trousers, $50, Zara
Like something a modern-day Marie Antoinette would wear as loungewear.
12. Printed Flowing Jumpsuit
Printed Flowing Jumpsuit, $40, Zara
There's perhaps nothing quite as instantly stylish as a brightly-printed jumpusit.
13. Culotte Jumpsuit
New Look Culotte Jumpsuit, $37, ASOS
Ooh, very "Hello, sailor."
14. Paisley Jumpsuit
Oysho Paisley Jumpsuit, $65, ASOS
Nothing says je ne sais quoi quite like a loose-fitting paisley jumpsuit does.
15. Strapless Jumpsuit
HM+ Strapless Jumpsuit, $50, H&M
Strapless is another fun option for the beach.
What do you think? Will you be wearing pants at the beach this summer?