The "Ugly" Pants That Are Being Called This Season's Jeans

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There are certain retailers that you can always trust to lead you in the right direction when it comes to trends and new pieces, and Moda Operandi is undoubtedly one of them. The Lauren Santo Domingo–lead team of editors and merchandisers makes the shopping experience educational, as they constantly introduce new designers via their stellar trunk shows and trends that are about to take off. Today's email newsletter provided an excellent example of this in the form of their monthly shopping guide. 

For January, the site curated a tightly edited assortment of pieces to add to your wardrobe this month, including a pair of cool lace-up khaki pants that they declared "this season's jeans." This isn't the first time we've mentioned khaki pants as an upcoming trend. Back in September, in the midst of S/S 17 fashion month, we also stated that khakis were set for a return based on multiple runway appearances and Vogue's endorsement of the trend.

While the first thing that might come to mind when you think of khakis is your dad's pants—along with "frumpy" or "ugly"—rest assured that the latest styles are feminine, tailored, and forward. Want proof? Keep scrolling to take a look at (and shop) the A.L.C. pair that Moda Operandi endorsed in today's newsletter and a few other styles that we happen to love.

Tell us in the comments below if you'd trade your jeans for khakis.