Skinny jeans are great and all, but if you find yourself feeling stuck in a skinny jean rut, this is the story for you. Come fall and winter, it is more common than usual to repeat the standard outfit combination of a sweater + jeans + boots + coat. Not that there is anything wrong with that look per se, but there is something liberating about stepping outside of your personal sartorial box and stepping into new winter trends, specifically pant trends.
To show you how cool you could look even sans your favorite pair of skinnies, we pulled the best celeb looks featuring some of winter's hottest pant trends. While some of the icons ahead might not have been worn in a wintry way, they're the pant styles we want you to pay close attention to, as we are convinced your wardrobe will greatly benefit from them.
Ahead shop the seven winter pant trends celebrities have been wearing instead of skinny jeans—including houndstooth, leather, and much more.
Kicking off this story with a wild pant trend for you to try this winter. While mesh pants might not seem like the most practical of options, let us convince you why you should try them. They serve as the perfect layering piece for all of your chunky oversize sweaters and big blazers. Plus, they look insanely cool when popping out from underneath a long coat. See? A reasonable purchase, for sure.
On Gigi Hadid: Charlotte Knowles Spring 2020 top and pants; Charles & Keith boots; Chanel bag; Anita Ko Hepburn Necklace ($22,050)
Wool houndstooth pants will be your saving grace on all those days you don't want to wear your jeans for the seventh day in a row. So maybe you won't style yours with a matching bra top, but you'll be on-trend all the same.
Never know how to style your really big sweaters? We recommend pairing them with paper-bag pants. Tuck your sweater in, cinch your pants tight, and you've instantly have a shape amongst your sea of knits (and now a pair of roomy winter pants).
On Jennifer Lopez: Balmain pants
Fun fact: Pinstripes are a major spring/summer 2020 trend, so if you buy into this pant trend now, you'll be able to wear it for seasons to come. We love how Bella styled hers with a chunky boot and dainty cardigan.
On Bella Hadid: I.Am.Gia Dominique Pants ($70); Calvin Klein beanie
Rihanna may be channeling spring in the literal sense here, but her cargo pants were too good to not use as inspiration. This utility trend is one that has developed quite a lot over the years, and cargo pants are no longer bulky and covered in camo print. Instead, they are meant to be elevated via personal styling.
On Rihanna: Jacquemus Spring 2020 dress and pants; Fenty Spiraling Sandals ($670); Djula bracelet
Sleek and Tailored
So maybe this isn't a trend and is more of a wardrobe basic, but if we've learned anything from the fall/winter 2019 runways, it's that basics are trending. Let Zendaya's look inspire your next party look or let it motivate you to kick your off-duty look up a notch via some good old timeless tailoring.
On Zendaya: Christian Louboutin shoes
Can we just have a moment for Katie Holme's incredible style lately? Okay, we're back. Leather pants are the winter pant trend to own this season and tacking the double-sweater trend on top is just the look we needed to finish out this roundup.