Hate Jeans? Try These 3 Alternatives

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You can’t deny that jeans are the best go-to option when it comes to putting together a look for most occasions. However, adding a bit of variety to a few of your favorite outfits can easily be done by simply swapping jeans for an alternative bottom. This is a great way to create new styles without overspending. What are your options when it comes to selecting the perfect alternative? Take a look at the examples below for a bit of inspiration.

1. Fashionable joggers

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These pants are all the rage and appear to be a fashion must-have. Typically, joggers have been associated with either lounge or activewear. However, now they come in all different style options allowing you to infuse this comfortable garment into your everyday look. This affordable alternative pairs really nicely with just about any footwear option.

If you are seeking a more casual look, opt for a pair of joggers in a neutral tone like olive, since this will make it easier to pair with different wardrobe pieces. The Arch Stretch twill joggers are a perfect example of a casual pair of joggers that will leave you looking clean and polished. You can lean towards any type of sneaker either a low top or high top shoe would complement the pants nicely. Stick to casual options for the top like a graphic tee paired with a hoodie or even a plaid button down shirt.

If you like to experiment with different trends, you can weave a fun a pair of joggers in a color block pattern. A pant like this looks best in a laid back material like jersey or a soft sweat pant. Introduce joggers into your work wardrobe by sticking to traditional business or business casual fabrics like pinstripes or herringbone. These options should be paired with a dark sneaker or casually nice pair of shoes.

2. Tapered or skinny pants


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If joggers are too much of a fashion forward approach for you leaning toward tapered or skinny pants is a great option as well. When the pants fit snug, but not too tight against the body it helps to avoid an oversized sloppy appearance. Both pants selections look great dressed up or down depending on the fabric, print and design.

If you are looking for a universal pair, stick with dark colors such as navy, black, or charcoal gray. These color options can be worn to work with a pair of oxfords or styled on the weekend with a pair of slip ons. Some of these pants even incorporate distinct jogger pant details by including an elastic waistband with a drawstring. The options are really endless, don’t be afraid to step outside the box and most importantly try everything on before purchasing.

3. Neutral toned chinos


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Having a few pair of chinos in your closet is a must. Not only are they comfortable, but they are ideal for various occasions. No matter what your age may be, chinos can be styled according to your fashion preferences. Having neutral options in your closet will allow you to mix and match in several ways whether it be for work or a night out on the town. You always want to select garments that can be universally infused into wardrobe.

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