The start of the new year means for many an opportunity to refresh, and for the fashionistas out there that usually alludes to their wardrobes. Cleaning out your closet can be a great way to identify what you have too much of and what you need more of, which is why I’m heading into 2018 with an incredibly reduced collection of denim and a brand new arsenal of pants.
Whether it’s for work, a dinner date, or going out, much like Khloé Kardashian, I was a big fan of wearing high-waisted skinny jeans with a form-fitting bodysuit. But I’m starting to realize that 2018 is going to be the year where cool pants really take over––just look at supermodels Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber, who have all given the trend a try in 2017.
Luckily, if you’re under 5-ft-4-in., plenty of brands have expanded their pants collections with petite options to save you an extra trip to the tailor, and if you’ve got that supermodel height, the variety of pants is at an all-time high. Keep scrolling to see how you can ditch your jeans for a stylish pair of pants suitable for all of your events in 2018.
For the Office…
If you’re looking to amp up your professional wardrobe, these pants will do the trick. The stripes and classic fit will make you look polished, while the added sash and ankle-length cut are the perfect trendy additions.
Buy It! High Waisted Ticking Sash Waist Ankle Pant, $79.90; express.com
For Sunday Brunch…
These fun culottes will perfectly pair with your mimosa and poached eggs because of their relaxed fit and chic color. Pair them with a matching blazer, an off-the-shoulder crop top, and strappy sandals and you’ll be ready for that “but first, brunch” Instagram in no time.
Buy It! Stripe Cropped Pants, $28; forever21.com
For Going Out…
For a night out on the town, try something more daring like this pant version of the red dress emoji. With statement ruffle hems, you’ll be sure to take over the dance floor in these curve-hugging trousers.
Buy It! Alice Ruffle Hem Skinny Trouser, $25; boohoo.com
For a Casual Dinner Party…
Keep it casual and comfortable in these velvet joggers for your next dinner party. They’re soft and stretchy to make way for your food belly but fitted and luxe-looking enough to fit the occasion.
Buy It! Eros Velour Track Pant, $158; guess.com
For a First Date…
Make a great first impression on your date with these belted trousers. Their slim fit and added silver belt give off just the right amount of sexiness without looking like you’re trying too hard. Throw on a long-sleeved bodysuit and black booties to pull the look together.
Buy It! Black Belted Tailored Trousers, $42; prettylittlething.com
Which pants will you buy in 2018?