Yesterday’s message, “Are gauchos and palazzo pants back this season?”, got me thinking. It’s time to talk pants.
My quick answer, Gaucho’s – sort of, Palazzo’s – reinvented. What??
Pants are big this season so a quick answer just won’t do. First off, always wear whatever you please. Period. You want to rock a pair of 70’s inspired Gauchos with tall boots? I say you go girl! Got a pair of crazy printed palazzos that make your boho heart swoon, then get out and hit the town! I don’t follow fashion rules – if I like it, I style it and wear it. But it does beg the question, what is happening with pants this season? If you’ve asked yourself the same question, you’ve come to the right place!
Fall 2018 Pant Trends
Crop Pants: Crop lengths in pants and denim are trending stronger than ever. Why? Shoes. But, instead of Gaucho, think wide leg crop. Imagine all of your favorite pants and jeans; skinny, bootcut, wide leg, flare, straight leg – all cropped at a flattering length above the ankle (or higher), to show off the amazing shoe party that’s happening this season. Additionally, mules are bigger than ever, with more styles and walkable options that we won’t walk out of. Mules are more flattering when worn with crop pants – plus don’t you want to shoe them off?
Wide Leg Pants: Palazzo’s have always been around for those of us who love a boho vibe and will continue to trend. But, for fall/winter 2018, the trend moves to a wide-leg cropped trouser, high-waist paper-bag pants, or a flattering high waist wide leg pant. This is not to be mistaken with the “interview pant” of the 90’s, the new trouser is chic and fresh – look for plenty of these cool and comfortable bottoms throughout 2018.
Cargo Pants? Keep ’em coming…In all silhouettes this season.
What About My Skinny Jeans? Skinny jeans lovers need not worry, this favorite will still be a plenty. Every year the forecasters tell us skinnies are on their way out, and they keep coming back. Look, it’s a silhouette too many women count on year to year – like leggings. If your skinnies are looking outdated, it could be the wash or the length. Consider your next pair in a dark wash. For length, cut them right above the ankle and DIY fray them yourself or spend $10 at the tailor to have them frayed or hemmed. So when is it time to trade a pair in? If the wash is outdated or the rise just too low, it may be time to go!
This post contains affiliate links, for your convenience. Note, I selected each pair, but have not tried any of these pants on, so I can’t personally recommend them for fit or quality. The post is for inspiration, to show you all the options available this season. See something you like? Click any photo and you will be taken to the retailer with all the details! As always,all opinions and selections are my own.
Let’s Take a Look!
Wide Leg Crop
Wide Leg Pant
Checks and Plaids
The Paperbag Pant
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Thank heavens skinny jeans aren’t going out of style! I’d have to ditch every pair of jeans I own.
I’ve almost come to belive that trends are a thing of the past. Seems like everything goes as long as you have confidence.
I agree! EVen though I am more of a wide leg – flare kind of gal, I know way to many women who would never give up their skinnies. SO when the fashion world starts spreading rumors that skinnies are a thing of the past, no way I say – what would women do? I am with you, the more confident women become in wearing what makes them FEEL happy and good, trends will become less important. I enjoy following them, but As each season passses I find the trends to be less defined and it all is a big pile of wear whatever you please! thanks for stopping by Suzanne!
Lynn A Bell says
Thanks so much ! I bought the Eliza Pallazzo in navy
Oh those are beautiful! YOu will have to tell me how you style them and if you like the fit~ I love the color! xx
Give me cropped pants anytime. Well, actually I almost never wear pants. But when I do, I want them to be cropped.
I think cropped pants are so flattering, but you have to know what shoe to wear with them. That said, I love pants – skirts are not flattering on my short waist, they hit me all wrong. Maybe that is why I love a wide leg, it’s kinda of like a skirt in it’s glamour and flirtiness (is that a word, LOL!) yet I get the fit of a pant.
THanks for dropping me a line Nancy! xx