We’ve compiled a list of the best non-denim pants that influencers and customers can’t stop raving about. From utility joggers and paper-bag waist trousers to faux-leather leggings and wide-leg cropped pants, this round-up has it all. Plus, we consulted with Wantable stylists to get their expert tips on how to style non-denim pants like a pro. And here’s why… It’s time for a truth bomb. 💣
A couple years of working from home has put somewhat of a damper on our relationship with denim. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we’re on the rocks. We’ll always have a place in our heart for our trusty pair of skinnies. But sometimes distance makes the heart fonder, right? So, give your jeans a break.
Scroll ahead for the 411 on these trending non-denim pants and all the deets on how to put them to work.
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This laid-back non-denmin 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.
“I love a good jogger because you can style it so many different ways,” said Wantable Stylist, Marisa S. “A classic black or grey can be dressed up or down for work for going around town.”
1. Z-Supply Tira Splatter Jogger in Washed Black
We especially love the soft and cozy French Terry fabrication on these popular Z-Supply joggers. The elastic waistband makes for a laid-back and easy fit. They pair perfectly with a graphic tee or pullover. Hurry though, this brand sells fast!
“Joggers are such a fun way to stay comfy and cozy while still looking fabulous. My current favorite is the Jacey Jogger from Thread & Supply,” said Wantable Junior Stylist, Teneille C. “A lot of people automatically think ‘sweatpants’ when they see joggers, however, I wear mine with a henley top, a jacket or cardigan layered over, utility boots or high top sneakers to elevate the look of the jogger!”
“I love these Wishlist joggers since you can easily dress them up or down,” says Wantable Stylist, Alexandra R. “I love pairing a graphic tee and sneaker for casual days, or a sweater and ankle boot for an elevated look!”
4. 78&Sunny After Surf Cozy Jogger in Chicory
“I like the 78&Sunny After Surf Cozy Jogger because street style is trending right now and the styling options are endless with this core athleisure piece,” said Tatiana G, Wantable Expert Stylist. “I personally love combining casual and polished pieces together and you can easily do that with a classic pair of joggers in your wardrobe.”
“I love that these HUE Travel Utility Joggers can be dressed up and down and work for a variety of body shapes,” said Sarah K, Wantable Stylist.
Faux Leather 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.
“I love faux leather leggings. Such an easy and comfy way to add a little edge to your look,” said Stephanie O, Wantable Senior Stylist. “I love pairing mine with an oversized sweater or a tee and shacket.”
7. Glyder To The Point Legging in Black Gloss
“These Glyder To The Point Leggings are super cute and chic! They can be worn casually, at work with a dress top, and on a night out.” said Candice V, Wantable Junior Stylist.
8. Commando Faux Leather Legging in Black
“These faux leather leggings are my favorite because they give you the comfort of a typical legging, but can add some edginess to an outfit while still looking put together.” said Kimberley K, Wantable Stylist.
“My absolute favorite non-denim pant is the Matty M faux leather legging! The possibilities with leather are endless.”
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 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 cozy sweater and pointy-toe flats. Hint: Choose a high-waist pair to create the most flattering silhouette possible.
11. Baevely Ribbed Sweater Pant in Marsala
“A wide leg pant with a pattern is easy to either create a casual look or dress up for any occasion with a simple top and statement piece jacket – either a leather one or even a moto,” said Wantable Junior Stylist, Erika D.
“I’m really into a dressy or casual wide leg,” said Wantable Senior Stylist, Brooklyn B. “For a special occasion or night out I love a statement pant like the Skies Are Blue Foil Wide Leg Pant.”
“I love a wide-leg pant!” said Helena B, Wantable Junior Stylist. “They’re so trendy and sassy, and make any basic outfit so much more interesting!”
Neutral but never boring, the modern-day trouser pant is all about the details with ultra-flattering pleats and paper-bag waists. They come in extra-stylish shapes, like wide-leg and cropped. Try pairing with low-key loafers, then add a tee, moto jacket, and minimalist accessories to keep the look casual-chic.
“I’ve been loving the work pant trouser look lately. These pintuck trousers easily pair with a sweater and sneakers for a comfy, trendy winter look!” said Madison K, Wantable Senior Stylist.
15. See U Soon Belted Tapered Pant in Yellow
“I love that these tapered pants can be dressed up or down. They’re great for across all seasons and a mix between fitted and loose.” said Wantable Senior Stylist, Annie H.
These wide-leg trousers make it easy for you to look professional and feel cozy. We love them for their pull-on elastic waist, eye-catching print, two pockets and plenty of extra room in the legs… perfect for a woman on the move!
“Throwing a blazer on top of a dolman-sleeve blouse and adding these belted trousers can elevate the top to be worn for work.” said Wantable Junior Stylist, Ronesha D.
The 90s called, and flare pants are like totally all the rage again. They’re the perfect non-denim pants with their confident edge and nostalgic feel. The key to pulling off a fabulous flare fit is to balance them on top with a slim or fitted tee or crop tank.
“These OAT high-rise cropped wide leg pants are totally trending right now.” said Karen R, Wantable Junior Stylist. “They suit all body types just need to be balanced out correctly with the right top, like this Tasc Nola Crop Tank.”
19. Dear John Jessie Faux Leather Crop Flare in Black
“These crop flare faux leather pants are my new favorite piece here at Wantable!” said Kaitlyn Moore, Wantable Style Team Lead. “They give off the feel of a straight leg denim but are the perfect alternative for denim when you are looking to elevate your look, whether it’s for work, a holiday party, or a night out.”
The subtle mermaid vibes of the High Rise Flare will flatter your legs with a luscious 31.5″ inseam. These high-rise bell-bottoms have back pockets, lots of vintage inspo and a raw cut hem for a bit of edge.
“My new favorite style is a fun flare jean.” said Wantable Junior Stylist, Grace B. “I think it’s a simple way to add a boho-edge to outfits and makes for a more interesting staple than a basic skinny.”
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.
22. Gottex Studio Jen Ankle Legging in Plaid
Preppy plaid meets cozy in these oh-so flattering Gottex Studio Jen Ankle leggings. Pair them with a cozy sherpa in the winter or a bright floral in the spring.
“I love the HUE Corduroy Leggings because they are cozy, stretchy, & versatile! They can be dressed up or dressed down and have the same comfort-level as yoga pants.” said Jennifer O, Wantable Junior Stylist.
“A good pair of leggings is my go- to when I want to break away from denim,” said Analise Rahn, Wantable Style Team Lead and blog contributor. “The Lola Leggings are such a great choice because they have a fun texture and seaming detail that elevates them above your standard leggings and are thick enough to feel confident wearing them out of the house.”
“Who doesn’t need pockets? I must have leggings or joggers with pockets,” said Lauren F, Expert Stylist. “Whether I’m working from home or walking around the neighborhood, pockets makes life easier.”
So now that you’ve got the down low on the best non-denim pants, you can switch up your wardrobe game from the bottom up. Did you know that you can leave a note for your Stylist to request specific items? Request your Style Edit today and give these non-denim pants styles a try.