Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we’ve been known to say that jeans are. That’s because they’re super versatile, look good with almost everything, and come in so many shapes and styles, you could pretty much wear them every day. But what if you don’t want to wear them every day this fall? That’s where some of our favorite non-denim styles come in. From cords to leather leggings, we’ve got 5 ideas for keeping your lower half covered this fall without wearing jeans 24/7. (Tip: Order a Style Edit today to receive all of your favorite pants and jeans.)
Alternative No. 1: Faux-Leather
This luxurious fabric instantly elevates any outfit, making you look edgy and sleek no matter how you style it. Whether you choose just a little bit of faux-leather (like the trim on this pair) or a full-leather pant, make it workplace-friendly with a crisp button-down shirt, tailored blazer, and pumps. Prefer to wear it for a night out? Just toss on a silky blouse and add statement jewelry.
Alternative No. 2: Joggers
This laid-back pant is the one to wear when you want to give off that cool-girl, effortlessly chic vibe. Pair a silky, fluid version with a simple tee, blazer, and heels for the office, or try a pair with a leather jacket and Chelsea boots for the weekend. Really want to play up the athleisure angle? Add sneakers and a jean jacket for an even sportier style.
Alternative No. 3: Cords
This fall favorite is a total classic, and not at all boring like it often gets a reputation for. That’s because these days, cords come in gorgeous colors (like the rich burgundy seen on this pretty pair) and extra-stylish shapes, like skinny and cropped. Try cuffing a straight-leg pair with heeled booties, lace-up heels, or open-toe mules, then add a cozy poncho and gilded accessories to keep the look casual-chic.
Alternative No. 4: Wide-Leg Trousers
If your goal is to make a major statement, look ultra sophisticated, and find a pant that works just as well on-duty as it does off, then the wide-leg trouser is the one you’ve been dreaming of. Dress them up with a fitted layering tee, sleek trench coat, and classic pumps, or keep it casual with a chunky sweater and pointy-toe flats. Hint: Choose a high-waist pair to create the most flattering look possible.
Alternative No. 5: Leggings
And you thought they were just for yoga class… These extra-slimming bottoms are perfect for pairing with oversized sweaters, lots of layers, and pretty tunics, too. Slip on ballet flats to keep the look feminine, or layer them under your favorite knee-high or riding boots for a classic fall style. Two things to remember: They’re better worn on the weekends than at the office, and longer tops work best with this super-fitted pant.