Hands up if you can’t remember the last time you slipped into a pair of jeans, owing to the nightmare that is the coronavirus pandemic? yup , us too! The pandemic forced us into our homes and confined us to the comfort of our sofas in our loungewear (read pjs). We’ve spent weeks on end working from home, socially distancing, staying indoors and eating our troubles away. And of course it doesn’t make sense doing that in jeans now does it?
We’ve been in our most comfortable sweatpants, our matching pj sets and our summery shorts and now as life begins to progress towards a new normal, we are able to head out, some of us are back at work and we are able to venture out into the daunting world once again. What’s more daunting? Trying to fit into our skinny jeans! The thought of getting into our skinny jeans again is something we just don’t want to think about and so we bring you three alternatives that you can try instead of jeans.
The leather jogger pants
Okay we hear you, who wears leather in the summer. But there are so many faux leather alternatives, meaning you can actually consider faux leather pants as an alternative for jeans this summer. With the change in events around the world, it is now completely sartorially acceptable to wear faux leather pants and strut your stuff in the summer. You can find them as cropped versions, bootlegs and even as jogger pants. Team your faux leather pants with a white tee or a crisp white button down for an effortless yet chic look. We’re totally trying this trend!
Change things up with a pair of flared pants and up the style quotient. Ditch the denim and opt for a pair of flared, also commonly known as bootcut, pair of pants. A flared pair of pants will hug your legs in all the right places and is a flattering silhouette if you’ve piled on a few pounds while being in self quarantine. A regular pair of jeans won’t flatter your figure in the same way as a pair of flared pants will so why not give it a go? Team your pants with a pair of kicks for a casual look or even couple with heels or a pair of wedges if you’re meeting a friend for lunch.
If you’re looking for the comfort factor, the next best thing after a pair of sweatpants are a pair of trousers in a camel or pastel hue. The loose fit is the perfect way to attain comfort but they also look good and can be styled in a variety of ways. They are a versatile piece that every girl should have in her wardrobe. A pair of camel trousers are also a great way to get a monochrome look or an earthy colour palette. They can be teamed with a soft brown cardigan for chilly summer evenings or a cream coloured tee tucked in with a statement belt. A pair of camel trousers can also be styled with minimal gold jewellery, a pair of summer flats or even a pair of heel boots.
If you don’t have either of these pants in your wardrobe then this could be the perfect time to do some online shopping. Upgrade your wardrobe and try these great alternatives if you want to ditch the jeans for a little bit longer.