Although we may feel sad about the end of the warm summer weather, one of the best things about switching seasons is the accompanying wardrobe switch-up. Hands up: Who's excited about slinging on a cozy sweater and a pair of ankle boots? It's a welcome relief from sandals and sundresses, and with fall fast approaching, we're starting to prep our new-season wardrobes. First on the list? Pants, which can be a bit of a minefield. After all, it's difficult to find a pair that fits just right.
Our advice? Look to the new-season shapes and choose the one that's right for you. We're recommending high-waisted styles if you want something more conservative, wide-leg iterations if you seek a change from slim-leg styles, or one of the bold, directional types of pants currently trending—think flares and treggings (yes, really). Whatever style you choose, they all promise to do wonders for your wardrobe during the tricky transitional weather when worn with tees, fine sweaters, or blazers. Keep scrolling to see and shop our favorite types of pants in 2018.
#1: Straight Leg
This season, the classic straight-leg shape is back. Choose between something neutral and tailored or go for animal prints or sunny pastel shades. This is the easiest to wear, plus it's ultra flattering if you opt for a cut that falls just above the ankle.
#2: High Waist
Who wouldn't want pants that make their legs appear infinitely longer? Stick to something slim-fitting on the leg if you're petite or conscious about feeling swamped. Alternatively, choose wider cuts and team them with trainers and a blazer if you're looking to make a statement.
Never entirely off the radar, flares are back and better (and wider) than ever. Nod to the trend in cropped kick flares, and finish with a white shirt and pointed ankle boots. Alternatively, go all-out and slip on a standout shape in a punchy hue.
Something between cycling shorts, leggings, and trousers, treggings have been the most unexpected microtrend to emerge, and they're not to be overlooked. Printed or plain, these snazzy pants are super comfy and practical, and thanks to H&M, you can get in on the trend for just $13. Wear yours with a basic tee, blazer, and mules to ease into it.
#5: Super Slouch
Wide-leg, super-slouchy trousers were spotted all over Copenhagen Fashion Week, and it's easy to see why some of our favorite influencers are on board. Dress them up with heels and statement earrings or style yours with sneakers and a sweater. This one is all about comfort.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.
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