Fall is coming, and with it comes replacing crop tops with knitted sweaters, sandals with ankle boots, and our trusty shorts with our favorite jeans. I don’t know about you, but the second the temperature starts to drop, I start wearing jeans–specifically my skinny jeans—a lot more. Here’s why: The snug fit keep my ankles warm, they fit perfectly into boots without needing to be cuffed, and they balance out my silhouette when paired with a bulky sweatshirt or coat. Leggings do the same thing, but denim just feels more sturdy, like it can handle everything from a brisk fall morning to little light snowfall.
But after a while, the skinny jeans and sweater combo gets a little tired. You’ve been there, that moment halfway through fall or winter when you feel like you’re literally wearing the same damn thing every single day. Skinny jeans, boots, coat. Skinny jeans, boots, sweater. Skinny jeans, boots, sweatshirt. But there’s an easy solution to this boring, humdrum pattern: Switch up your pants. And by that I mean, give your skinnies a break every now and then, sis. Check out these 16 pants you should wear this fall that aren’t your skinny jeans. There are loads of cute and comfy varieties of pants out there, so why not embrace the perfect time to give them a test ride?
1. BDG Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Corduroy Pant
Corduroy is the ultimate fall fabric. If you don’t have any corduroy pants in your wardrobe yet, why not cop these? Pair with your favorite top and sneakers and you’re set.
2. Hazel Cropped Pant
Break out of the same ol’ same ol’ color palette and rock some royal purple flares this fall. Pair with your favorite chunky knit sweater and boots for a cozy and unique look.
3. Uniqlo Women Drape Jogger Pants
I swear by these pants all year long, but they especially come in handy in the colder months because they pair really well with fitted turtlenecks and nice blouses. Plus, they’re super comfy.
4. ASOS CURVE ORIGINAL MOM High Waist Slim Mom Jeans with 3D Embroidery and Velvet Detail in Lucinda Light Wash Blue
Floral and embroidery are huge this fall, but if you don’t want to rock full-on floral printed pants, this is a good alternative that’s just different enough to break you out of the fall style doldrums.
5. Miss Selfridge Exclusive Mid Wash Mom Jeans
Sure, they aren’t your super-stretchy skinny jeans that go all the way down to your ankles, but this tough, minimal-stretch denim has a vintage charm to it that you’ll love to embrace this fall. Pair with a leather jacket for a classic badass look or throw on a flowy top for an ultra ’70s vibe.
6. Winx Pant
These pants are so cute. The flare is slight and not too wild and they look goo with a simple tee and sneakers. You’ll love to wear these if you want to jazz up your outfit with minimal effort.
7. UO Printed Cropped Kick Flare Pant
These pants are a go to if you want to go for a retro look this season. Pair with a turtleneck and boots to keep it simple, but up the retro ante with a faux sherpa collared denim jacket.
8. Uniqlo Women Tweed Ankle Length Pants
Tweed is such a grandpa material, but it comes in handy when you want to look sophisticated and chic with minimal effort. Pair these pants with a simple collared shirt and you’ll look fancy AF.
9. ASOS RIVINGTON High Waist Denim Jeggings in Vinyl Effect in Red
I’m obsessed with these Britney Spears-circa-2000era pants, okay? Yes, they’re skinny style, but they’re not jeans and they’ll definitely liven up any outfit. Pair with a black top and black combat boots or heels for a strong look.
10. Green Leggings With Opening In The Front
These jewel toned leggings with a slit on each hem are really neat, and they’ll pair nicely with a nice mustard top or a deep blue sweater. Have fun with the color palette with these pants.
11. UNIF Checkered Flared Pant
Go mod with these checkered flare pants. They’d look badass with a cool band tee, but they also look really nice and refined with a simple turtleneck or fitted knit top.
12. ASOS WHITE Knitted Drop Crotch Jogger With Seam Detail
These are the creme de la creme of jogger pants. Comfy, high quality, and vibrant, you’ll want to pair this with simple black and white or go a little more bold and pair them with greens, blues, and reds.
13. Uniqlo Wide Leg Wool Ankle Pant
Not only will these pants make you look super mature, they’ll also keep you warm because they’re wool! Pair with your favorite button down blouse for a chic look, or pair with a simple graphic tee for a look that’s a little more chill with a twist.
14. ASOS ORIGINAL MOM Jeans in Acid Pastel Pink with Stepped Hems
Listen, I don’t trust people who say that pastels have to stay in spring. Add a pop of vibrancy (and an ’80s twist) to your fall look with these acid wash pink jeans. Pair with black to help tone the look down a bit so you don’t look like a total Easter egg.
15. Cathy Pants
Speaking of fashion rules, we all know that the rule about not wearing white after labor day is super played out, right? Right. So you have no reason not to rock something like these white high-waist jeans with a killer cropped kick flare They look awesome with boots.
16. Darted Trousers With Belt
Blend in to the fall foliage with these mustard colored trousers. The bow tie front adds some interesting volume and the cropped length makes them ideal for pairing with your favorite boots or heels.
What are your go-to clothes to rock in the fall? Jeans and a sweater? A skirt and tights? Tell us in the comments!