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 autumn and winter, it is more common than usual to repeat the standard outfit combination of a knit + 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 trouser trends.
To show you how cool you could look even sans your favourite pair of skinnies, we pulled the best celeb looks featuring some of winter's hottest trouser 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 trouser trends celebrities have been wearing instead of skinny jeans—including houndstooth, leather, and much more.
Fun fact: Pinstripes are a major spring/summer 2023 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; Calvin Klein beanie
Surprisingly, celebrities are really liking the "no trousers" movement this season. Kendall Jenner was the first celeb to wear this SS23 Bottega Veneta tights look and let me assure you, she won't be the last.
On Kendall Jenner: Bottega Veneta Earrings, Sardine Intrecciato Napa Top-Handle Bag (£2930), and sweater; Calzedonia 20 Denier Essential Invisible Tights (£13); Saint Laurent Kendall 90 Silk-Satin Slingback Pumps (£630)
Never know how to style your really wide trousers? Make like Jennifer Lopez and counter the volume of fabric with a simple fitted vest up top.
On Jennifer Lopez: Balmain pants
Wool houndstooth trousers 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.
On Joan Smalls: Area Houndstooth Virgin Wool-Blend Bra Top; Crystal-Embellished Houndstooth Wool-Blend Pants
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 dress and pants; Fenty Sandals; 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 2023 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 Holmes'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.
This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated.