Switch It Up With These Jean Alternatives

Jeans have earned the title of ‘wardrobe staple’ many, many ages ago. There is truly no pant that can replace them. With their sheer versatility and casual style, it is hard not to rely on them to be the backbone of an abundance of looks. That being said, since they have, indeed, been such a necessary must-have item for so many years, I find that it is nice to branch out every once and awhile. Luckily for us, there is simply no better time than now to diversify the bottoms within your collection. With a multitude of different looks out on the market, on top of the refreshing start of the new season ahead, possibilities are seemingly endless. So if you, too, are looking to add a few more pant options into the mix, you have come to the right place. From leather pants to tailored trousers, I lay out all the viable styles for you to invest in now.  Get ready to switch it up with these chic jean alternatives.

Fashion blogger, Kaye Bassey, wears a grey sweater vest with a long sleeve black top and black trousers - jean alternatives for fall dressing

Switch It Up With These Jean Alternatives


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Leather Pants

Amp up your wardrobe with some leather pants this season. This heavy duty fabrication always manages to make its way back into everyone’s favorites each fall season and this year is no exception. Leather bottoms are a great way to spice up your everyday looks and are easy to accommodate for both day and night. That being said, leather bottoms tend to look a bit more dressy than their denim counterparts but can be styled similarly. Personally, I am having a hard time choosing which neutral leather pant I like better so I linked a variety of both black and brown options for you below (IMO: You may want to pick up both)!


Tailored Trousers

It is crazy how much traditional workwear got revolutionized over the past few years. Starting with blazers and now with trousers, these pieces have started leaning more toward the casual side and I am totally here for it. I have already been implementing trousers as my go-to jean alternatives because I find they always make for a polished outfit. But most importantly, you would be surprised at how comfortable they are when on! In particular, wide legged trousers or pleated bottoms are incredibly cozy while still looking infinitely stylish.


Cargo Pants

All of the cool trendsetters have been ditching their denim for these jean alternatives. Of course, I am talking about the cargo pants. They are even celebrity approved. These multifunctional bottoms come in a variety of colors and silhouettes. Cargo pants are perfect for those who want to achieve a style that is effortless, while also being street style savvy. Not to mention, they make any girl jump for joy because of the ample amount of pocket space that most jeans (or any bottoms), let’s be honest, lack.


Knit Bottoms

Pivoting toward more lounge-approved jean alternatives, I want to divert your attention to the knit bottom. Not quite sweatpants and not quite leggings, these pants are ideal when you want something flexible and cozy for all day wear. Typically, I tend to see these knit bottoms translated into flared or wide leg pants with a ribbed texture. You can either shop them in matching sets or on their own. Either way, it is hard to resist the knit bottoms! I swear you will find yourself gravitating towards them on more than one occasion.



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Last but certainly not least, the classic sweatpants. While I know that these bottoms are traditionally seen as more of something you would wear around the home, there is no denying that they have been reimagined. When you pair your sweatpants with the right accessories, you can easily dress them up. Another important thing to pay attention to when shopping these jeans alternatives is the overall silhouette. Jogger or tapered sweatpants always happen to look a little more fashion forward than some other options out there.


Let me know which of these jean alternatives is your favorite! 

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