Cargo pants, cropped cuts, and leather are going to be popular styles this year.
On the other hand, skinny jeans and high-waisted pants have seen their heyday.
Wide-leg pants can elevate an outfit.
From jeans to trousers, wide-leg anything is set to trend this year, according to Sarah Sommer, stylist and associate of Wardrobe Apparel.
"This style elongates every body type, and elevates even the most basic tee and sneakers combo," she told Insider.
Leather and pleather pants have made a comeback in the past few years.
With the rise of motorcore — the Formula 1-inspired fashion trend — you can expect to see more leather finishes next year, such as vinyl.
"At the moment, I'm loving an oversized cowl neck sweater with vinyl leggings," Sockel told Insider.
Tailored trousers are great for the office or for a night out.
"The tailored trouser is a business-casual style that is very much in right now," Sockel told Insider. "And that means we can expect to see even more tailored trousers next year."
Both practical and comfortable, the versatile pants can be dressed up for work with an oversized blazer or dressed down with a white T-shirt for a minimal, chic weekend look.
Slightly cropped pants have been popping up more.
No, you haven't grown taller — inseams have become shorter, according to personal stylist Allie McKenna.
The late-1990s trend has made a resurgence, resulting in more cropped styles.
"I personally love this trend because it's a fine way to show off your ankles, fun socks, or cute booties," she told Insider.
Cargo pants are a must-buy this year.
As we slowly, officially usher in the return of early-aughts fashion, a pair of cargo pants will be a must-buy for the year, according to McKenna.
"I would suggest getting yourself a neutral pair in the khaki color family to ensure you can wear them year-round," she told Insider.
Velvet and corduroy are both having a moment.
McKenna said corduroy and velvet are two textures on the rise, and they're only gaining popularity as time goes on.
The stylist recommended embracing both textures in wide-leg, relaxed, or flared styles.
Mid- and low-rise jeans are taking over the tired high-waisted trend.
Mid- and low-rise jeans are officially back, according to Sommer, replacing high-waisted styles.
"This 2000s revival trend can also offer some fun play with proportions, depending on if you like to highlight your long legs or elongate your torso," the stylist said.
She suggested pairing them with an oversized sweater, a T-shirt, or a fitted top layered with a jacket.
On the other hand, looser sweatpants are being replaced by joggers.
Sweatpants have served people well during periods of quarantine, but according to Sockel, joggers are an excellent way to upgrade the trend.
The popular 1980s-inspired sweats have a wide thigh and a cinched ankle.
"One of our favorite ways to elevate this jogger style is by pairing it with a matching cropped hoodie and a casual sneaker," Sockel said.
Paper-bag pants are being replaced by low- and mid-rise trousers.
With high-waisted pants exiting the scene, paper-bag pants also fell out of favor, according to Sommer.
The high-waisted style featured looser legs and a ruffled, cinched waistline.
"In the spirit of letting the waist be free, this style has made way for the asymmetrical jean, the low- and mid-rise, and the trouser," the stylist told Insider.
Dark-blue denim may be on the outs.
"There is just something about dark-wash denim that screams 'out of style,'" McKenna told Insider.
For a trendy replacement, the stylist recommended opting for a lighter wash.
Overly distressed jeans have seen their day.
Another denim trend you can let go of is overly distressed jeans, according to Sommer.
Try elevating the dated trend by incorporating denim with unique details, such as ties, buttons, or fun patterns.
Even subtle distressing or bleach tie-dye is fine, the stylist said.
Skinny jeans are being replaced by bootcut and straight-leg styles.
After a good, long run, it's time for skinny jeans to step aside and let a new trend take center stage.
As a replacement, Sommer recommended barrel, bootcut, and straight-leg silhouettes — all of which are having a moment right now.
Camo print is becoming a thing of the past.
It's time to replace the classic camo print with something brighter and lighter, according to Sommer.
If it's your vibe, consider swapping camo for a subtle paisley or tie-dye pattern. Or you can simply replace it with a fabric in a solid deep-olive tone.
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