7 Trouser Trends Celebs Are Swapping Their Skinny Jeans For

Skinny jeans are great and all, but if you find yourself feeling stuck in a skinny jean rut, this is the story for you. Come autumn and winter, it is more common than usual to repeat the standard outfit combination of a knit + jeans + boots + coat. Not that there is anything wrong with that look per se, but there is something liberating about stepping outside of your personal sartorial box and stepping into new winter trends, specifically trouser trends.

To show you how cool you could look even sans your favourite pair of skinnies, we pulled the best celeb looks featuring some of winter's hottest trouser trends. While some of the icons ahead might not have been worn in a wintry way, they're the pant styles we want you to pay close attention to, as we are convinced your wardrobe will greatly benefit from them.

Ahead shop the seven winter trouser trends celebrities have been wearing instead of skinny jeans—including houndstooth, leather, and much more.



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Fun fact: Pinstripes are a major spring/summer 2023 trend, so if you buy into this pant trend now, you'll be able to wear it for seasons to come. We love how Bella styled hers with a chunky boot and dainty cardigan.

On Bella Hadid: I.Am.Gia Dominique Pants; Calvin Klein beanie

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Surprisingly, celebrities are really liking the "no trousers" movement this season. Kendall Jenner was the first celeb to wear this SS23 Bottega Veneta tights look and let me assure you, she won't be the last. 

On Kendall Jenner: Bottega Veneta Earrings, Sardine Intrecciato Napa Top-Handle Bag (£2930), and sweater; Calzedonia 20 Denier Essential Invisible Tights (£13); Saint Laurent Kendall 90 Silk-Satin Slingback Pumps (£630)

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Never know how to style your really wide trousers? Make like Jennifer Lopez and counter the volume of fabric with a simple fitted vest up top.

On Jennifer Lopez: Balmain pants



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Wool houndstooth trousers will be your saving grace on all those days you don't want to wear your jeans for the seventh day in a row. So maybe you won't style yours with a matching bra top, but you'll be on-trend all the same.

On Joan Smalls: Area Houndstooth Virgin Wool-Blend Bra Top; Crystal-Embellished Houndstooth Wool-Blend Pants

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Rihanna may be channeling spring in the literal sense here, but her cargo pants were too good to not use as inspiration. This utility trend is one that has developed quite a lot over the years, and cargo pants are no longer bulky and covered in camo print. Instead, they are meant to be elevated via personal styling.

On Rihanna: Jacquemus dress and pants; Fenty Sandals; Djula bracelet

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Sleek and Tailored


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So maybe this isn't a trend and is more of a wardrobe basic, but if we've learned anything from the 2023 runways, it's that basics are trending. Let Zendaya's look inspire your next party look or let it motivate you to kick your off-duty look up a notch via some good old timeless tailoring.

On Zendaya: Christian Louboutin shoes

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Can we just have a moment for Katie Holmes's incredible style lately? Okay, we're back. Leather pants are the winter pant trend to own this season and tacking the double-sweater trend on top is just the look we needed to finish out this roundup.

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.