I Haven't Worn Skinny Jeans in Years—These Are the 5 Loose Pants I Swear By

I honestly think the last time I stepped into a pair of skinny jeans was back in high school (which was a very long time ago, thanks for asking). I know that thanks to TikTok, skinny jeans have recently received a bad rap, but denim is such a personal thing, so if you still love skinny jeans, don't listen to the haters. As for my personal preference, ever since the five loose pant styles below entered my life, skinny jeans have yet to resurface in my wardrobe. Looser pant styles feel cooler to me, as they are objectively more comfortable and it currently very on-trend. 

Below, you will get to shop those five looser pant styles I mentioned including baggy jeans, skater pants, and more. Whether you're looking to finally branch out of your skinny jeans phase or are interested in the stylish pant styles I'm loving now, I have a feeling there is a new pair of pants with your name on them in the assortment below. 

Loose Denim


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Loose jeans have transformed the way I dress. They make every outfit look a little bit cooler, time and time again. Whether I dress them up with a blazer or go super casual with a white ribbed tank, I am always sure to look effortlessly cool thanks to my baggier jeans. 

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Wide-Leg Trousers


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Wide-leg trousers are the unofficial pant style of fashion people everywhere. Was that a pretty severe blanket statement I just made? Yes, yes it was, but I stand by it. The tailored look of the pants elevates any outfit and the best part is they are insanely comfortable given the extra legroom going on. 

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Relaxed Leather Pants


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Thanks to looser-fitting, more relaxed styles, leather (or leather-like) pants no longer have to be insanely uncomfortable. Opt for a pair that allows your limbs to breathe and you'll instantly be converted. 

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Plissé Pants


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Plissé pants are basically a chicer version of sweatpants, but no one wants to talk about that. They feel as comfortable as a pair of pajama pants but look like they cost a million bucks. If that doesn't convince you, I really don't know what will. 

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Skater Pants


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Skater pants always make me feel so cool. The utility-inspired details such as the oversize pockets and the slouchy fit make for the perfect pair of pants to wear with tanks, tees, and pretty much your entire sneaker collection. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.