There’s no question that I am a jeans girl through and through. I wear them with blazers for work, with sneakers on the weekend, and dress up them up with heels and statement tops for a night out. But even the most devout denim enthusiast can get jean fatigue now and then. Moreover, there are some seriously cool jean alternatives this season which are inspiring me to shake things up in the trouser department. From wide-leg tailored trousers seen all over the spring runways to trending leather pants and elevated sweats (they’re no longer for just lounging), below I’m sharing the stylish and of-the-moment pant trends fashion girls are all over this season that I’m eager and excited to try. These will provide you with some refreshing denim alternatives for your day-to-day ensembles. Shop the looks below.
Wide-Leg Tailored Trousers
While in past seasons, we've seen cropped pants and tapered ankle pants reign supreme, the spring runways declared that this season is all about longer-length wide-leg trousers. Think tailored yet relaxed-fitting suit pants that have an air of sophistication and can easily be styled with heels and a blazer or sneakers and a tee. The good news is they're here to stay for fall and winter as well.
For a sharp and empowering look, wear your wide-leg trousers as part of a suit.
Add a casual touch to your sophisticated pants and pair them with sporty sneakers.
Time to switch your denim for leather this season. The luxurious-looking fabric continues to reign supreme on the runways and on the streets, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Versatile black and brown hues are unquestionably the preferred color of choice among the fashion set.
For a cool-girl look, pair your beige leather pants with a similar-hued shirt and blazer.
A pair of straight-leg black leather trousers works perfectly for day and night.
Those who err on the side of comfort will be thrilled to hear that sweats are no longer reserved for lounging at home and doing weekend errands. Fashion girls all over Instagram have been elevating the casual and cozy pants by pairing them with sharp blazers, overcoats, and heels.
Try knit sweats with a luxurious sweater and sophisticated overcoat for one expensive-looking outfit.
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Sweatpants look all the chicer when paired with a long faux-fur coat and heels.
We're all about oversize blazers contrasted with sleek neutral sweats.
Sweats and heeled sandals? You bet! For an Insta-worthy look, try the fashion-girl favorite styling trick and pair ankle-tie sandals around and over your sweats.
Whether you call them long shorts or short pants, "trouser shorts" are trending hard, with many fashion girls wearing them as part of a suit. They hit right around the knee area and look chic with tall boots and mule sandals alike.
Instead of suit trousers, opt for "trouser shorts" for a modern office look.
Tall leather boots are a chic option to wear with the trend while the temps are still cool.
This trending pale blue can easily be worn in winter and summer.
A shacket and minimalist sandals are an easy way to style the trend.
Loose-Fitting Pants Tucked Into Boots
This dynamic duo is one of the most popular trends we've spotted on the streets, and it's a great alternative to your average skinny jeans–and–ankle boots combo. While any loose-fitting pants would work, the trend works best with carrot leg shapes that are roomy at the thigh and slim at the calf. Wear with knee-length boots that are slightly slouchy.
For a streamlined look, go for a tonal look void of any complicated prints or patterns.
A high-waisted pair of pants elongates the silhouette.
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The trend looks all the sleeker in ecru and beige hues.
Wear your pants and boots as part of a suit for a contemporary-cool look that works from day to night.