5 Fall Trends You Can Wear Instead of Jeans

Listen, I’m not suggesting you retire your jeans any time soon, or ever for that matter. In fact, after a long, hot, and pregnant summer, I’m probably among the most excited to start wearing them again in postpartum life come fall. However, that doesn’t mean that every day for the next three months needs to be a denim day. There’s something to be said about the refreshing feeling that comes along with the simple act of switching things up, even if it’s just once in a while.

So, what should you wear in those moments where you’re ready to give your favorite jeans a break? While there are (literally) millions of options, if you’re looking for a fashion-forward choice, today I’ve got five suggestions for you straight from the F/W 20 runways. They’re the trends that are not only about to be everywhere but are actually worthy of your favorite pair of jeans’ place in your wardrobe. To see, read about, and shop each one, simply keep scrolling.

1. Stirrup Leggings

Isabel Marant F/W 20
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Courtesy of Isabel Marant

Stirrup leggings are a trend we didn’t just see on the fall runways but have also seen already start to bubble up on Instagram too. With that, we’re certain the comfy-but-chic jean alternative is poised to blow up in the coming months.

Eckhaus Latta F/W 20
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Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta

Any version of tailoring will really make for a forward-feeling fall look, but the skirt suit is one of the fresher iterations we saw all over the runways and are looking forward to wearing most this season.

3. Leather Pants

Jil Sander F/W 20
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All forms of leather separates dominated the runways, yet again, for the season ahead, but pants feel like the closest alternative we can actually imagine comfortably trading in our denim for. 

4. Fringe Dresses and Skirts

Bottega Veneta F/W 20
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Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

There’s no escaping the omnipresent fringe trend for F/W 20, so you might as well be ahead of the curve and embrace it early by snagging skirts, dresses, or anything really that features the fun detail.

Altuzarra F/W 20
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Courtesy of Altuzarra

From pants to skirts paired with everything from bra-style tops to cardigans (and both), knit sets are already hitting our favorite shopping sites in countless forms. Snag your favorite before it’s gone and prepare for a chic and cozy season ahead.

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