Bored with jeans! What other pants for winter?

“Hey, don’t you wanna talk winter pants on your blog? I just ALWAYS wear skinny jeans, and am bored with it”, asked my friend Marion the other day.

Well, that’s a vast topic… Like ALL pants?

Then I gave it a second thought. When wearing pants nowadays, lots of us just go for jeans because we do not even think of alternatives anymore.

So I prepared you a little catalogue of other pants for winter. And the looks were not that easy to find cause it seemed that more than half of streetstyle looks include jeans (which actually proves my friend’s point).

So here we go!

I- The cuts

1. Skinnies

Hello it's valentine camel skinny pants

Hello it’s Valentine

I am already almost cheating, showing a pic of the jolie Valentine wearing what could be a colored denim.

Just for you not to forget that skinnies comes in lot of colors and shapes that brighten the dark of the winter.

Plus skinny is always a good shape to contrast with all those big winter coats and jumpers

2. Tailored pants

A classic shape that cool be worned business style or casual style

Often has a pleat in the front.

It is important to  iron it 🙂

a. 7/8

And other stories 7-8 pants

And other stories

As I always say, revealing the ankle is super feminine.

“But I am gonna  be cold!” Then add socks. They can either be sparkly of printed, but most important, they shall be thin!

Fashion fillers 7-8 pants with socks 2

Fashion fillers

b. Longs

Long  large pants

Michael Kors 2013

Here no ankle showing.

The risk of those pants is too look a bit mumsy, so pay attention that they are straight and not bootcut: it is way more modern.

3. Carrot

Unknown found on wear color tumblr

Found on Wear color tumblr with a pleat in the front

7-8 pants La cool and chic

Giorgia Tordini (with pleats around the waist)

Carrot pants are larger around the hips than on the ankle. You’ll recognize them easily cause they got two pleats on both side of the waist.

They flatter both women with small and larger hips.

Since they add volume to the figure, they look their best worn 7/8 or/and with heels.

You can wear them either with skin-tights or tucked in tops.

4. Large

Flare or oversize, they suit tall girls better especially in winter times when we all disappear under thick layers of clothes.

And even if you are tall and wanna pull out the large pants in winter, I advise you to pair them with heels.

Flare pants J crew

At J.Crew the oversize pants is worn with heels

Flare velvet pants Golestaneh streetstyle

Golestaneh streetstyle: here the flare is worn seventies style: tight on top and oversize on the bottom.

5. High or low waist?

High waist lengthen the legs and looks sophisticated whereas low waist (often) makes a cuter bum and looks more casual.

Marie Hindkaer andersen lookbook nu high waisted pants

Marie Hindkaer Andersen on, or the art of making your leg look super long with high waisted pants

II. The fabrics

There are lots of winter fabrics that we forget about.

1. Velvet

Corduroy pants


Corduroy velvet looks english university teacher a bit. Which I think is a very stylish twist.

Anthropologie velvet trousers


Smooth velvet is  more glam but just as cosy

2. Leather

Iceberg AW 14

Iceberg FW 14

Skin tight leather shapes up the leg.

Luxury shoppers leather pants

Luxury shoppers

When worn larger, its stiffness really enlarges the silhouette. Therefore prettier on petites.

4. Wool

There are thin and thick wool fabric.

Thin wool makes good quality pants.

Thick wool adds an interesting twist to an outfit.

Clémence Poesy grey wool pants

Clémence Poesy

Regarding thick wool, I give the same advice as for the leather.

6. Brocade

There is a lot of shine in the collections this season.

And that’s a good thing cause those fabric can add both shine and sophistication to your outfits.

Brocart pants J crew december 2012

J. Crew

(To find out how to wear them, have a look at my article how to wear shine during daytime)

7. Waxed/Coated

Waxed fabric often looks leather like.
Sometime they glow only slightly and sometimes they can be covered in metal.

The waxed fabric can often be denim but I thought that because the result is so different it was fair to add them in this article.

You’ll find this kind of fabric almost only on skinny cuts.

If really coated they shape up the leg.

Waxed pants



Think of wearing not only different cuts and fabrics but also different colors and prints and have fun with pants this winter!

Bises de Paris

Cover collage: Admise and Unknown

2 Responses to “Bored with jeans! What other pants for winter?”
  1. Elizabeth says:

    What about wearing tights under 7/8 pants, does that look okay?

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