Yes, classic denim is the cornerstone of any wardrobe, and the past few summers of raw hems, ruffles, and peplums have provided a plethora of alternatives to the humble Levi’s – but this season has new plans for your pants. We’re not telling you to throw out your favorite jeans, but to step out of your blue-dyed comfort zone and explore the (just as comfy) trouser options that FW17 has to offer.
Championed by all walks of fashion life, Savoir Flair has rounded up the five denim alternatives loved by “It” girls, industry insiders, and celebs alike. So, which pair will you pick?
Super Wide-Leg Pants
Not one for the faint of heart – think of the super wide-leg pant as the statement necklace of today. Seen on every influencer and street-style icon from Instagram through to Fashion Week, this trend is not going away any time soon. Dip your toe into wide-leg waters by trying a simple color and keep your top-half super clean with a quality T-shirt.
Track and Field Pants
Upscale athleisure is something we’ve seen hit the runways for the last two seasons – and it seems the Vetements effect has taken a real hold. With the track-pant trend, literally anything goes. Whether its 80s shell suit-style pants paired with stilettos or classic 90s jogging bottoms worn with cashmere cardigans, this is probably the most versatile swap for denim yet.
Ah, the ultimate other-half repeller! The pajama pant is literally the most comfy alternative to your jeans – ever. Loved by fashion editors in particular, this trouser makes for an outfit that always looks super chic and polished, but boasts the ultimate chill factor (especially when worn with sneakers).
‘Tis the season to shine bright like a pair of oil-slicked pants. Leather and vinyl were big hits on the FW17 runways, and they provide the perfect winter replacement for jeans. Wear a classic black pair with a loose band tee for rock-chic feels or an oversized button-down shirt and flats for your 9 to 5.
Sharply Tailored Pants
Tailored pants should no longer fill you with memories of your dreaded school uniform. Souped-up for the season with interesting details like paper-bag waists and embroidered side stripes, these work just as well for your weekend plans as they do for work. Go for backless loafers and a T-shirt for day, or a cropped top and heels for night. School trousers, who?