We would never do denim the disservice of saying it’s a backup option, but there’s something to be said about thinking out of the blue jean box and revisiting a classic alternative for your lower half, like trousers. There are endless design details when it comes to finding your dream pair of slacks, such as the rise, leg silhouette, prints, colors, all the way down to fabric. And something we’ve found is that when you force yourself to build an outfit around a cute pair of trousers versus your everyday jeans, the looks often feel more creative.
In the spirit of giving your personal style a refresh, we rounded up 25 distinctly stylish pairs of trousers to kickstart the new year. Continue ahead to discover (and shop!) your favorites.
Texture is a slightly unexpected way to add dimension to an outfit and these ribbed knit pants are the perfect medium to do so.
Khaki pants go with everything, which means if you invest in a stylish pair like these wide-leg beauties, your outfit potential sharply increases. A no-brainer, no?
This pair of colorful patchwork pants will feel like a breath of fresh air once winter's coldest days hit—wear with a chunky turtleneck and your favorite coat.
Pop of Print
Add an illustrated print to your wardrobe through this pair of unique trousers.
Cue the Quilting
We typically see quilting on coats, which is why these pants feel especially enticing.
While printed and colorful pants are always a good idea, if your wardrobe is missing a pair of classic black trousers, you'll be remiss to go any longer without this staple.
The white contrast stitching on this pair of black pants gives them a defined silhouette and would look quite cute with a Fair Isle sweater this winter.
Florals aren't just for spring—this print is a perennial favorite and an excellent way to spruce up your personal style.
Plaid pants are surprisingly easy to style; wear yours with everything from a graphic tee to an oversized sweater.
For optimal comfort, style a pair of silky pajama pants with a cashmere turtleneck and pointed-toe boots.
She's Got Flare
We love a flared pant moment, especially when worn with an unexpected shoe like a luge sole boot.
Trousers crafted in a beautiful print that resembles wallpaper seem like a great way to infuse your wardrobe with romance and whimsy.
Vegan leather trousers will always elicit a compliment, it's just a fact.
There are few decades as stylish as the 1970s, which is why a pair of brown flared slacks should be hanging in your closet.
You'll likely never grow tired of a pair of classic plaid pants, and this option is both budget-friendly and long-lasting.
Sleek and Slouchy
These ribbed black pants feel slightly more modern than a pair of straight-leg trousers.
The New Chino
Chinos have been around for ages—and for good reason. This versatile trouser translates to professional situations while also working for more casual environments as well.
Why fuss with buttons and zippers when there are perfectly chic pull-on trousers like this gray pair?
Corduroy is an old-school fabric that always manages to feel modern and relevant—justification enough to add these pants to your closet.
Back to Business
Pinstripes always come across as professional and this chic pair of pants is no exception.
Vegan Leather Look
There are few things more sleek in this world than cream-colored vegan leather trousers, it's just a fact.
Though often reserved for the warmer months of the year, a white-on-white outfit translates rather stylishly to the winter when done with cozy fabrics.
The color brown has gotten a lot of attention over the last few seasons, and with pants like these on the market, we don't see that stopping anytime soon.
It's not too late to test drive the Cottagecore trend and though a ruffled summer dress won't work at the moment, this pair of floral embroidered trousers ought to do the trick.
The Dad Pant
For the days when slipping into a pair of pants that button seems unfathomable, these baggy dad trousers will be your comfort blanket.
An elastic waistband and neutral gray? You'll be living in these.