The 2023 Trend Every Fashion Person Is Ditching Their Jeans For

Before you come for me, hear me out: Jeans are definitely the backbone of my wardrobe most of the time, but lately, I've been putting them on hold for an item that's just as versatile, low-key, and cool as my beloved denim but is much fresher and more current, in my humble opinion. The trend in question? Baggy pants.

Whether it's the relaxed-fit suiting trousers that have become our staples or newer styles like cargos, all signs point to the reign of the baggy-pants trend—even among the Instagram crowd most devoted to classic style. (Looking at you, French women.) Much to my surprise, fashion people are really selling me on this once-controversial trend and solidifying my decision to put my denim on hold this winter.

Ahead, scroll to shop the baggy pants I'm eyeing if you're in the mood to freshen up your wardrobe as well.


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Style Notes: Go up a size or two in a style of trousers you already love.


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Style Notes: Look for wide-leg trousers that fit a little lower on the hips—that's the 2023 vibe.


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Style Notes: If you're feeling gutsy, pair yours with a crop top and belt à la Miu Miu's spring 2023 runway.


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Style Notes: I'm all about pants that sit right on the hips, and this simple outfit is perfection.


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Style Notes: Cargo and utility pants look especially cool in a baggier fit.


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Style Notes: Long-sleeve baby tees and statement bags are two more fall trends that happen to pair flawlessly with baggy pants.


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Style Notes: Fashion people are giving the pants an elevated feel with sleek heels and leather jackets.


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Style Notes: When in doubt, keep it simple with tried-and-true basics like a cardigan and ankle boots.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.