8 Trouser Styles to Wear in 2022 (and There's Not a Low-Slung Pair in Sight)

We're suckers for a new trend, and with spring/summer on the horizon (it's no longer dark by 3 p.m., at least), it's time to invest in pieces that'll see you through the year. And trousers have been the talk of the town. The likes of Missoni, Molly Goddard and MSGM assume we'll all be wearing low-slung jeans for 2022. And while we swerve this trend at all costs (circa 2011 Britney Spears and Paris Hilton can keep these), we're here to tell you the trouser styles we'll likely all be wearing now through to the new season and beyond. 

Jeans are, of course, still in the mix, with punchy printed styles and effortless off-white being key. Leather has had a colourful update, flares are part of the big '70s revival, and wide-leg trousers are the relaxed nod to tailoring your outfits will thank you for. 

So here we have it, the eight trouser styles you'll actually want to put on for 2022. And there's not a low-slung pair in sight. 

1. Tailored Wide-Leg Trousers

Look sharp with minimal effort with a pair of sleek, tailored wide-leg strides. 

2. Pleated Trousers

The crinkled plissé fabric will save you time steaming in the a.m. Wear these as a co-ord for a spring-ready look that'll never fail. 

3. Printed Denim

emili Sindlev wearing printed jeans

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@emilisindlev

Denim is never dull when these printed jeans are around. Make like Emili and go for head-to-toe colour for extra impact. 

4. Knitted Trousers

Abisola wearing knitted trousers

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@abimarvel

Let's face it. Comfort still comes first this year. Soft, knitted trousers aren't just reserved for lounging. 

5. Coloured Leather/Vinyl Trousers

Marianne wearing green leather trousers

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@smythsisters

Leather (real or faux) and vinyl trousers are looking fresh for 2022 in bold colours. Style them much like you would your trusty black pair–with Breton tops, fine-knit sweaters and crisp shirts. 

6. Off-White Jeans

Sylvie wearing off-white jeans

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@sylviemus_

A coffee-spillage nightmare, but a fashion person's dream. Ecru and off-white denim will be a hero item to rely on all-year round. 

7. Animal-Print Trousers

Party pants get the seal of approval in the form of animal print. Leave leopard alone—this one is all about zebra and tiger (to be worn with classic wardrobe staples).

8. Retro Flares

As part of the '70s revival, flared trousers are back. A smart pair will work seamlessly with your existing wares—from knit vests (like Renia) to polo tops and camis come spring. 

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