6 Fresh Spring Trends to Try When You're Bored of Your Jeans


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I wear jeans practically every day. They're one of the hardest-working items in my wardrobe—reliable for work, the weekends, nights out, and beyond. But after wearing them on heavy rotation throughout winter, jean fatigue has unquestionably started to set in, and I'm ready to switch things up in the bottoms department, especially now that the temps are warming up.

Luckily, the spring season has plenty of cool skirt and pant trends that feel fresh and cool, and many are just as versatile as my trusty denim. Below, I'm highlighting the styles and silhouettes, from cool cargo pants to maxi skirts, that fashion people are wearing this season.

So if you're looking to alternate your jeans with something new, keep scrolling for six fresh spring trends you can try instead along with plenty of shopping picks to get inspired.

Cargo Pants


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Cargo pants have been a favorite trend among the fashion set for the past few seasons, and there's no doubt they'll continue their dominance into spring. They are perhaps one of the easiest items you can swap in for your jeans due to their versatility. You can easily style them with just about everything from sweaters to sandals. 

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Silver Pants and Skirts


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Okay, metallic bottoms may seem like a bold statement piece reserved for evening attire, but hear me out. Metallics are having a major moment this season, and they're actually much easier to wear than you think. It's all about giving them a casual spin for spring—pair silver straight-leg pants or a miniskirt with layered tees or relaxed sweaters in gray or beige hues and finish the look with minimal sandals. It's such a fresh, of-the-moment look.

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Maxi Skirts


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The fashion crowd can't get enough of maxi skirts right now. For an easy jeans swap, go for a blue or white denim maxi skirt. If you want to keep things sleek, try a black or ivory streamlined silhouette with a belt.

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Full Skirts


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Voluminous, full skirts are really having a moment this season thanks to designers such as Dior and Prada bringing the pretty trend back onto the runways. While the silhouette can feel intimidating at first, you can essentially style it very similar to how you would wear your jeans—just take a look at how influencer Emili Sindlev (above) gives the skirt a casual spin with sneakers and a tank. If you're on the petite side, I would recommend styling the skirt with slingback heels or chic wedges to elongate your look. A classic belt cinched at the waist is the perfect finishing touch.

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Relaxed Tailored Trousers


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Sleek tailored trousers in a relaxed silhouette embody the quiet-luxury trend we're seeing everywhere this season—with an emphasis on pared-back elegance. Just like your jeans, they're easy to dress up with heels and a blouse or dress down with a T-shirt and sneakers. The styling possibilities are endless.

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Low-Slung Micro Minis


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In contrast to the maxi silhouettes we're seeing, micro miniskirts are also a favorite among the fashion set after their unmistakable presence on the spring/summer 2023 runways. We're seeing low-rise silhouettes, in particular, rise to prominence, leaning into this season's trendy Y2K styles. It's especially enticing now that the temps are rising, and I'm finally ready to get my legs out of hibernation. Go for a minimal silhouette, but have fun with textures such as knits, tweed, and, yes, even denim.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.