Um, Danielle—what’s a jeans alternative exactly?
Glad you asked (or well, that I asked for you hypothetically, I guess…lol).
A jeans alternative is an article of clothing (pants) that serves the same or similar purpose as jeans but aren’t jeans. I made this term up the other day (or at least I think I did—haven’t heard it anywhere else but that doesn’t mean I’m the only one using it) when I was getting dressed for a casual day in Paris and realized I needed pants that weren’t jeans but that also weren’t slacks/work pants.
There are some good options to buy this season that you can wear forever, so let’s get some inspo and get to shopping in this post!
Main contenders for jeans alternatives include leather/pleather pants, cargo pants, and joggers (but more elevated in style—not just sweatpants). I just ordered a few from ASOS: these tapered leather look pants, these tapered leather look snake print pants, and heck, even these sheer combat pants with pockets (I have already tried these on but they were roomy in the waist, so I waited for the smaller size to come back in stock—if they work out, you’ll see them in an outfit post soon). You basically style a jean alternative the same way you would jeans. Whether you want to dress them up with ankle boots or heels or keep it cool and casual with flats or sneakers, it’s all on you, boo.
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More Jeans Alternatives Inspo
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