Don’t panic. Baggy – by which I mean oversized baggy à la Bieber in Balenciaga – is just a trend. It’s a fad that will be in for a few seasons then become uncool just as quickly as it became à la mode. The same can be said about flares. Regular fits and straight legs, however, are here to stay.
So hold firm and stick to the enduring principles of style: choose timeless garments that prioritise your body type and personal brand. Don’t fret about keeping up with the cool kids if that means swerving out of your lane. You can always keep the slim fits in the wardrobe until the fashion tide turns and silhouettes are pared back once more.
But that’s not to say slimmer-fitting trousers are unfashionable right now. Recent Hermès, Paul Smith and Etro shows were graced by carrot fit and tapered tailored trousers. Just don’t confuse ‘slimmer fitting’ or ‘tapered’ with skinny, which you must avoid at all costs.
Back to your original question, you could always try a straight/regular fit or wider-leg trouser. They work better with a boot, a fuller silhouette is definitely in, and they can elevate the simplest of outfits with that air of chic consideration they carry. A well-fitting t-shirt tucked into a wide-leg trouser, for example, with an appropriately elegant boot-jacket combo wouldn’t look out of place at a dinner party or a red-carpet event.