As the promise of cooler weather inches closer and closer, we’re buckling down on our shopping strategy for the season ahead. A key player in any fashionista’s wardrobe, the perfect pair of pants can take you through a multitude of occasions—and as we’re slowly stowing away our beloved cutoffs and sundresses, the need for chic new trousers becomes immediately apparent. Here, cool options to consider for fall based on your personality (and budget).
Wear The Pants
Photo: Adam Katz Sinding
For The Statement Maker
If you have a penchant for statement pieces that spotlight your sartorial prowess, you likely already own a pair of spring's ubiquitous culottes. Elevate the look for fall with a sleek leather version of the style—the rich texture becomes a gorgeous mate for this season's chunky knits and luxe outerwear.
Leather Drawstring Culottes
Faux Leather Culottes
For The Comfort Enthusiast
Look no further than a pair of rib-knit flares to seamlessly take the place of your most comfortable sweatpants. The trick to mastering this look is thoughtful layering—play with proportion and add on a similar knit top with a longline trench or coat. Accessorize with platform wedges or boots and polished jewelry for an ensemble that's at once sleek and cozy.
Ribbed Stretch-Jersey Flared Pants
Navy Rib-Knit Bell-Bottomed Pants
Front Row Shop
For The Denim Devotee
A new silhouette to add into the rotation, a cropped pair of wide-leg jeans should be in every denimhead's collection this season. An undone hem feels super on-point for fall—when paired with mid-calf boots, the effect is undeniably cool.
Moto Undone Hem Denim Culottes
Melanie High Rise Crop in Retro
Citizens of Humanity
For The Trend-Focused Shopper
Rich brocade and tapestry-like textures were all over the Fall 2015 runways. Channel the trend with a pair of slim trousers, which lend an of-the-moment pop of print to an otherwise classic ensemble.
The Statement Trouser
Viscose Brocade Pants
For The French-Girl Fanatic
Upgrade your arsenal of neutral-colored trousers with a pair of the button-front variety. With a tucked-in blouse, textured locks and barely there makeup, the look has a covetable Parisienne air.
Stretch-Wool Flared Pants