My Wardrobe Has a "Pants Problem"—These 5 Nordstrom Styles Are the Solution

After months of wondering why it felt like I had so much in my closet yet so little to wear, I recently diagnosed that my wardrobe had a "pants problem." No matter how cute of a top it is or which pair of shoes I put on, nothing looked 2023, and I realized it was because my selection of bottoms was in need of a major overhaul. While many trends come and go, I've found that pants are the slowest category to change in terms of what's in style, but when they do, it's really hard to wrap your head around. I'm still getting used to the fact that it's not always necessary to hem trousers up to my ankles anymore, and while it's been a slow friendship to form, I've finally figured out how to look put-together in loose jeans. If all of this sounds like I'm describing exactly how you feel about your wardrobe, read on.

Below, you'll find five pant styles—including the two I just mentioned—that are the key to a forward-feeling wardrobe both this season and for the ones to come. Of course, it gets better. Not only have I got the outfit inspo to go along with each category, but I've also done us all a favor and kept my selections to being only from Nordstrom since that's the only place we seem to want to buy from anyway. So to get started, simply keep scrolling. 

1. Loose Jeans


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I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm starting to find long, baggy jeans even more flattering than their shorter and tighter counterparts.

2. Linen Pants


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This season, linen pants aren't just for vacation. Wear them everywhere and with everything!

3. Trousers


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Flowy-but-polished trousers are a must with everything from sneakers to sandals.

4. Satin Pants


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Looking for something soft, polished, comfortable, and so much more? Silky satin pants are a must.

5. Cargo Pants


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I'm closing out the list with cargo pants—the unexpected wardrobe hero of the year. 

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.