6 Cute Pant Trends to Wear Instead of Jeans This Fall

If, like me, you love wearing jeans but feel like you really should try to mix things up sometimes, you've come to the right place. Denim will always be my first love when it comes to leg coverings, but I've been particularly intrigued by the pant and trouser trends that have been populating my Instagram feed as of late. 

With September on the horizon, I'm inspired to give a boost to my fall wardrobe, especially after the very little fall shopping I did last year. My calendar is going to be a bit more robust this fall, and I want to be ready for whatever comes up. These six pant trends seem ready and willing to help me achieve that, and the fashion people wearing them are really selling this jeans-obsessed editor, much to my surprise.

Scroll to shop the pant trends I'm eyeing if you're in the mood to freshen up your wardrobe as well.

1. High-Rise Khaki Trousers


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Trousers that resemble '80s and '90s suiting are even cooler than they were the first time around. Pair them with a matching blazer and a bra top, a vest, or an oversize button-down.

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2. Faux-Leather Trousers


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This one isn't new, but it's new and improved. Faux leather keeps getting better and better, and it's significantly less expensive than the real thing. It may not be for the faint of heart, but this season, I'm seeing lots of faux-leather trousers in saturated shades.

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3. Two-Tone Pants


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Fashion people love the two-tone trend, especially when it comes to pants lately. While some styles are technically made of denim, I wouldn't lump them into the same category as jeans.

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4. Utility Pants


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Utility pants are a great alternative to jeans when you want to be comfortable but want something a little more polished than sweats. I love them in shades of green, which are surprisingly versatile.

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5. Low-Rise, Loose Trousers


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We've covered this trend a lot already here at Who What Wear, but I'm just here to say that it's officially gone mainstream, like it or not. I love when the trend is paired with equally low-key shoes, such as sneakers.

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6. Flared Knit Pants


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This one started during lockdown last year and has stood the test of time. Flared knit pants (ribbed ones, in particular) are a bit nicer than sweatpants but are just as comfortable. Stock up.

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Next up, 29 Pairs of Wide-Leg Pants That'll Immediately Be Wardrobe Staples

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.