Striped-Trim Applique Pants

To give your comfiest chinos a speedy refresh, apply contrasting trim à la track and tuxedo pants.

pants with trim applique

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What You'll Need



  1. Cut two strips of ribbon—velvet, preppy grosgrain, subtle metallic, or twill—six inches longer than the waist-to-hem length.

  2. Sew them onto the outer side seams, or adhere them with fabric glue or iron-on bonding. Continue up the insides of the legs so they show when you roll up the cuffs, and you're off to the races.

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