Screw Skinny Jeans: 7 Full-Bodied Pants To Liberate Your Legs
It's time to rise up.
Skinny jeans have been holding us in their suffocating grip for long enough! It's time to make a stand; to forego the sucked-in silhouette in favor of leg liberation – and, well, generally looking much cooler. As you'll well know if you've been alive for any of the past 10-15 years, skinny jeans, like spindly cockroaches of the fashion world, simply refuse to die.
Perhaps we can blame Topshop for bringing them to the mainstream all the way back in 2005, because if there is one certainty in life, it's that when the masses love something, they refuse to let it go. *cough* the '90s *cough*. But if you want to lead a revolution, you must lead by example. Basically, wear anything other than skinnies, but for fuck's sake, make sure they're cool.
We've picked out seven awesome pants – from lounge pants to denim – to shop right now.
Courrèges Grey Snap Lounge Pants
The late, great French couturier André Courrèges completely revolutionized fashion, liberating women from the strict silhouettes of the '50s in favor of the miniskirts, peekaboo A-line dresses and famous white ankle boots of the '60s. Now, in 2018, it's high time to liberate yourself from a shrink-wrapping, vacuum-packing, muffin-top-promoting fashion hell of your own. And what better way to do it than with a pair of gorgeously chic Courrèges lounge pants? André would be proud.
Shop them here for $480.
SJYP Multi Tone Jeans
We guess you could call these peg leg jeans, by merit of the tapered, ankle-grazing silhouette. But before you get put off by rampant mental images of one-legged pirates, this pair by Korean it-label SJYP is totally cool. How could you not fall in love with the multi-tone patchwork effect, the high-rise fit and distressed detailing?
Shop them here for $320.
A-Cold-Wall* SSENSE Exclusive Black Technical Nylon Track Pants
Pimp up your track pant collection. A-Cold-Wall* brings its trademark technical feeling to these SSENSE-exclusive track pants, with pocket-style overlays at the hips, drawstring detailing and contrasting branding.
Shop them here for $415.
Reebok Classics White LF Track Pants
Proving that you needn't drop the big bucks for a pair of fine-ass track pants, this white Reebok pair, featuring a contrast logo at the outseam, is a minimal gem. Anyway, let's not kid ourselves, people, all the designer pants are based on classic sportswear anyway.
Shop them here for $70.
Fiorucci Viva Cropped Kick Flare Jeans
Another peggy pair of jeans, this time with a little kick flare, this Fiorucci number gives a distinctive, retro-leaning silhouette that feels incredibly now. Fiorucci, of course, was a huge deal back in the '70s and '80s, with a provocative style that epitomized the Studio 54 scene. Just like the brand, these timeless jeans exist simultaneously in the past, present and future.
Shop them here for $255.
NikeLab Pink Velour Essentials Lounge Pants
Yeaahhh! It's velour, guys, and baby-pink velour at that. And no, these magnificently '00s track pants aren't Juicy, they're NikeLab, but no worries, your ass is gonna look just as peachy. There's also a matching zip-up hoodie for the most daring among you.
Shop them here for $210.
MISBHV Black 'Do You Still Think Of Me' Tape Track Pants
Polish label MISBHV is utterly killing it right now with its avant-garde take on streetwear, and you'd be hard pressed to find a garm without a tongue-in-cheek detail in there somewhere. These track pants are no different, taking on the classic sportswear look with logo detailing and the line “DO YOU STILL THINK OF ME” repeated on the side tape. Don't know about you, but it reads like our teenage diaries.
Shop them here for $210.