There will always be a place in my closet for jeans. Several places, in fact. But sometimes a woman needs something a little more professional and polished. I’m talking about the perfect pair of black pants. They’re not just for the office anymore, either. Throw on a pair of sneakers with a sweater, or rock with a blazer for a more professional look. Whether you like them high-waisted and oversized or cut razor-straight and skinny, we found the perfect pair of trousers to wear all fall long.
You know my go-to vibe is slightly oversized, and that’s true with pants, too! If you feel like splurging on a pair of pants that will look good forever, these Acne Studios trousers are high-waisted and flow-y, and they work with a t-shirt or a more polished blouse. & Other Stories trousers are flared and super chic. Veronica Beard’s Hibiscus pant is a good in-between, cut slim at the top and then going out to a flare for a distinctly more 70s vibe.
Want to get your Audrey Hepburn on? A cigarette pant looks amazing with a flat or a heeled boot, and Club Monaco’s Cigarette pant is a classic example. Theory’s cropped black pant is a wool blend with a little bit of stretch, and Ann Taylor’s easy pant gives you a little more breathing room. & Other Stories slim-cut trouser is high-waisted and long, making your legs look leaner – and it’s a great way to show off your new fall boots.
And just in case you’re not feeling black yet, we have a few other color options. I love this light heather gray pair of easy pants from Ann Taylor or this darker gray from Everlane. Veronica Beard’s navy pair also has fun utilitarian details. Frame’s mahogany brown mini-cropped flare is fresh, unexpected, and deeply elegant.
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