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 different cuts and washes that you could pretty much wear them nonstop. But what if you don’t want to wear them every day this fall? That’s where some of our favorite non-denim pants come in. From utility chinos to moto leggings, we’ve got five ideas for keeping your lower half covered this fall without wearing jeans 24/7.
1. Cropped Wide-Leg Pants
If your goal is to make a major statement, look ultra modern, and find a pant that works just as well on-duty as it does off, then the cropped wide-leg pant is the one you’ve been dreaming of. Dress them up with a ruffle sleeve blouse and open toe mules, or keep it casual with a chunky sweater and pointy-toe flats. Hint: Choose a high-waist pair to create the most flattering silhouette possible.
2. Colored Leggings
Not just for yoga class, leggings are pretty much the poster child for non-denim pants. 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 boots for a classic fall style. Two things to remember: choose a style with trouser-inspired seams if you want to wear them at the office, and longer tops work best with this super-fitted pant.
3. Moto Leggings
This cool-girl style elevates any outfit, making you look edgy and sleek no matter how you wear them. Whether you choose a pair with subtle seaming or a full-on faux-leather style, create a workplace-friendly look with a crisp button-down shirt, tailored blazer, and pumps. Prefer to wear them for a night out? Just toss on a silky blouse and add statement jewelry.
4. Utility Chinos
Neutral but never boring, the modern-day cargo pant is all about the details with exposed zippers and army-inspired patch pockets and comes in extra-stylish shapes, like super-skinny and cropped. Try cuffing a straight-leg pair with heeled booties, then add a tee, moto jacket, and minimalist accessories to keep the look casual-chic.
This laid-back pant is the one to wear when you want to give off an effortless street style vibe. Pair a silky, fluid version with a simple tee, blazer, and heels for the office, or try a pair with a suede jacket and Chelsea boots for the weekend. Really want to play up the athleisure angle? Add sneakers and a jean jacket to accentuate their sporty style.