The One Trend I'd Much Rather Wear Instead of Jeans


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Okay, I know there are plenty of people who will come for me when I admit that there's a fashion item even better than jeans, but 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 much fresher and more current, in my humble opinion. The trend in question? Faux-leather pants. 

Leather pants have always been a winter staple in my book, and I can't imagine getting through the season without at least one go-to pair, but as we move toward spring, my obsession is only growing. I know I'm not alone, either. I have the intel that Who What Wear readers are buying the style in droves, and based on my own Instagram feed, the fashion crowd is also with me here. If you're ready to hop on the leather-trouser trend, I've put together an edit of the best faux-leather pants I'm eyeing at the moment.


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This story 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.