While jeans have always been a core part of my wardrobe, it wasn’t until the last several years that other pant styles became just as integral. With so many inventive takes on trousers and tailoring, the options are seemingly endless and I’ve officially entered my pant-girl phase with a closet centered on collecting the latest trends. The F/W 22 runways showcased plenty of directional pant trends and I’m laser-focused on adding some of the key styles into my new season wardrobe.
Designers are experimenting with silhouettes and proportions—among them extra-long puddle pants and super-wide jeans, both of which look great layered with everything from skin-tight bodysuits to oversize outerwear as we saw on the runways at The Row and Khaite. Pants are also getting more industrial with utility-geared interpretations including heavy leather and cargo pants, which are entering the sartorial scene for fall. No matter which side of the personal style spectrum you’re on, there is a piece to test-drive next season. Ahead, the 6 biggest pant trends to know for fall 2022.
Photo:Courtesy of The Row
We've seen the rise of puddle pants on celebrities recently, and we have looks from the F/W 22 collections to thank for that. Brands including The Row and Peter Do showcased extra long trousers pooling at the floor, which has made a case for the directional silhouette.
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A trend that is already being embraced on the street style scene, cargo pants are one of the coolest ways to add a fresh trend to your fall wardrobe. Style them with a chunky sandals for a casual look or elevate them with heels.
Photo:Courtesy of Khaite
Jeans keep getting wider and slouchier and that momentum is continuing into fall. Minimalists will style their denim with tees and blazers for the latest take on easy uniform dressing.
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Pastels for fall? Unexpected, but they're set to be one of the most defining color trends for the upcoming season. If you want to add an element of soft romance to your wardrobe, this is a cool way to do it with tailoring.
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Leather trousers have been a mainstay for the last several years but this season they're getting a twist. Instead of the light, trouser-like leather pants that have been popularized, we're seeing heavy duty leather that looks worn-in and finished with zippers and patches.
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Similar to denim, tailored pants continue to get looser and wider. Whether you're wearing them as part of a coordinating suit or on their own, fall will be a time to continue tapping into relaxed silhouettes.