In search of a new pair of pants for work that require minimal effort and deliver maximally chic results? This fall, look no further than belted trousers. The style’s high, cinched waists make for a flattering silhouette, and the built-in belt offers a bit of accessorizing with no additional thought required. You could choose among a range of looks, including loose wide-legs, paper-bag high-waists, and cropped flares. The MVP? Pleated fronts with tapered legs, taken straight from the ‘80s and seen throughout the Pre-Fall 2019 collections.
A belted-waist trouser is the perfect alternative to a pair of casual blue jeans or work-ready midi-dresses. And you’ll soon find they go with everything, from sneakers to boots and sweaters to turtlenecks, making them a prime contender for the next fall wardrobe staple. Pair a simple black or pinstripe trouser from Vince or Joseph with a tucked-in blouse and a new fall blazer for the office. Or add heeled sandals and a sexy cardigan on top for an edgier night-out ensemble from Cinq à Sept or I.AM.GIA. There’s no limit to where these trousers can take you this fall. Below, shop 15 pairs of stylish pants for the office, date night, and beyond.