When the tryptophan kicks in, it's all we can do not to slip into something a little more comfortable. That said, we still want to look presentable should there be an impromptu family photo or an Instagram snap. The compromise? Forgo your worn high school sweats for a pair of drawstring pants that are actually chic. From a silky print, perfect for warming up with your favorite knit tee (and a cup of hot cocoa!) to the sleeker leather variety just waiting to be dressed up with a cashmere sweater and pumps, we've rounded up some very, well, adjustable solutions to staying comfy this holiday right here.
To wear or not to wear the printed pant? We say: wear! While they're much bolder than their solid counterparts, you can easily start incorporating them into your wardrobe. Whether styled for work with an equally loudly printed top or dressed up for a night out with a bright mohair sweater, the printed pant is our go-to right now.
Jeans, the staple of many a modern girl's wardrobe, can become the enemy once Summer weather finally arrives. Rather than sport only dresses and skirts until October rolls in, consider updating your closet with a pair of slouchy, printed pants. They're flirty and fun, they're wearable on the weekend or to work, and, perhaps best of all, they have a fit similar to your favorite pair of sweats (rejoice!).
No woman's wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of jeans. For Fall, we'll admit there are many worthy of adding to our closets — the kind that will make even the most classic straight-leg-denim fans converts to this season's bolder textured and printed pairs. That's not to say there isn't a place for the tried and true, like a great pair of skinnies or a leg-flaunting pair of flares that you'll return to again and again, but Fall also means embracing moodier florals; embroidery; waxed and leather-coated denim; and rich hues like olive green, burgundy, and cherry red. We know it sounds like a lot, but click on. You're just moments away from finding your perfect pair(s) with the help of our Fall denim field guide.
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The baroque trend that captivated us on the runways is now making its way to our closets right on our favorite Fall bottoms. But if the opulent look doesn't seem like something you could pull off, we're out to change all that. In fact, every girl's wardrobe deserves a little luxe, or at the very least a luxe-looking accent to dress up your Fall staples. Enter the quilted and metallic jacquards you once associated only with holiday parties, now in slim-cut, ankle-crop trousers and feminine, but not frilly, minis and pencil skirts. These pieces will forever change the way you think about getting dressed and getting dressed up. Each one does both: pulls together an everyday look and lends itself to fancier stuff, like a pair of metallic heels or a great statement necklace, making each of these finds a Fall must. Click on to discover and shop the opulent pieces you may just want to wear every day this season.
We'll always be loyal to our skinny trousers, but there's just something about a fluid pair of wide-leg pants that we can't get enough of. We saw them on the runways at Rachel Zoe, Altuzarra, and Wes Gordon, and they all brought a little something extra to the table — whether worn layered with chunky knits and sleek blazers or with a top tucked in, it showed a fresh, '70s-inspired silhouette for Fall. Celebrities have also proven to be fans of the clean, languid look this season. Stars like Caroline Issa, Emma Roberts, Rachel Roy, and more have all put their own cool spin on the trend, and we're breaking down how each of their outfits work for your real-life daily routine. Click through to see seven days of wide-legged looks, and shop similar pieces now.
A new crop of loose-fitting trousers made their debut on the runways at Christopher Kane, Diane von Furstenberg, Mulberry, and more, rivaling the staple power of our skinny pants as Fall's must-have silhouette. Not quite convinced to adopt the roomier shape of a slouchy trouser? We're here to do the convincing — behold three ways to wear the new look and shake up your wardrobe. Not only does this style wear seamlessly from office to evening, but it's also entirely flattering on a variety of body types, with a higher rise and a wider leg that gives the illusion of longer, leaner stems. Click on for our three favorite ways to wear Fall's ultrachic and totally easy looser trousers.
We've already introduced you to this season's must-have denim, and there's a little bit of a twist in Fall's mix: leather-like jeans are replacing our tried-and-true staples as the most desired silhouette. The reason: they're undeniably sexy and slick, but in everyday silhouettes — seriously, what's cooler than strutting your stuff in a pair of sleek leather bottoms? Just look to Fall's runways from Diane von Furstenberg's polished take, Phillip Lim's colored leather, and Balmain's rocker-chic iterations for the proof. Now, we can think of few things that meld so seamlessly with our black ankle boots and a chunky sweater — and give them such cool-girl edge. If you're looking to test the waters before diving head first into the trend, this is the perfect starting place. We've culled just 23 of the best on the market, all under $150 — just the right price to take for a test drive.From left: Diane von Furstenberg, Phillip Lim, and Balmain
For the Fall transition, we're excited to slip on a pair of matchstick pants to pair with our fresh crop of sweaters, silky boyfriend tops, and blazers. Cut close to the body and cropped right at the ankle, matchstick pants are universally flattering and add a slightly more formal touch to your everyday look. Designers like Jason Wu, Etro, and Isabel Marant — we love her fringed rendition, seen above — showed a wide array of saturated colors and textured fabrics that's sure to add an unexpected element of sleek splendor to any Fall look. Style them with suede ankle boots or a pair of pointed-toe pumps for a decidedly retro cool tilt on Fall dressing — shop our editors' picks at all price points now.
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Since our days on the playground, corduroy pants have been synonymous with the shift to cooler weather. Thanks to designer iterations from Isabel Marant and Mulberry, plus favorites from our go-to retailers like Madewell and Gap, the new crop of covetable cords are sure to warm up your autumnal wardrobe. We're looking to slouchy, boyfriend pairs to slip on with our pointed-toe pumps, abstract floral prints to layer up with grandpa cardigans and ankle boots — the styling options are endless. In short, our fresh corduroy picks may make you forget your favorite jeans altogether. Click on to see why.