As the weather starts to cool down and we tearfully pack away our summer dresses, mini skirts and denim cutoffs, it's time to start thinking about fall wardrobes. For most of us that means jackets, scarves, cozy knits and of course pants. Here at HuffPost Style, there are a few of us who aren't very excited about pants -- and who can blame us -- they can be restrictive and often times they are so uncomfortable (especially after that third piece of pizza at lunch).
When the temperature starts to drop and bare legs are no longer an option, it's easy to be tempted to slip on a pair of leggings in lieu of real pants -- but spandex isn't the only option. Thanks to the athletic trend that hit the spring runways, there are now more pants options than ever before. The sporty style pulls from the aesthetics of athletic pieces and makes them tailored enough for everyday wear.
Wide leg pants, drawstring waists and silk fabrics can provide the comfort you crave while giving you the sophistication you need. These types of pants are also easy to style -- wide leg pants look great with a tucked in button-up, a loose tank or a cardigan. It's simple to dress up a drawstring waist with a silk blouse or a sequined top, and silk pants look nice with a denim shirt or a slouchy tee. Feeling too casual? A structured blazer will solve that problem in a hot second.