5 Stylist-Approved Trousers

Bored with jeans? Need an update for the winter months? Look no further than these tried and tested, stylist-approved trousers which can be just as versatile as your denim favourites.

I’ve styled these 5 pairs of trousers on many women of different shapes and sizes with great success, they’ve been met with responses of “I never would have picked these but I love them“, “They’re so much more versatile than I would’ve thought“, “They’re so comfy, I’m wearing them on repeat” and more.

All of these styles can be dressed up or down whatever your needs so why not try something new…


These faux leather joggers are the ultimate throw-on-and-go style which look as good with trainers as they do with chunky boots (as styled below) or a heel for evening, or workwear.

Model wearing faux leather jogging trouser next to still life image of faux leather jogger.

Stylist’s Tip: Roll up the hem if they’re coming up long on you when worn with flat shoes. (In my experience this is likely if you’re under 5’6″.)

Sizes: XXS to 4XL
Colours: Black, burgundy or brown


Every woman I’ve styled in these grey checked trousers has loved them. The wide leg feels fresh compared with skinnier styles, the side stripes are leg lengthening and the elastic back to the waistband ensures a good fit with added comfort points.

Left: Blonde model crouching down wearing cream roll neck top, grey wide leg trousers and silver platform trainers on beige background. Right: still life image of the same grey checked trousers.
Mint Velvet

Stylist’s Tip: If you’re often between sizes, opt for the smaller size in these and if you’re under 5’5″ I’d suggest the short length unless you’ll be wearing with heels.

Sizes: 6-18 in short, regular or long length
Colours: Grey with metallic thread


The drawstring waist and camel detailing on these tapered trousers adds a sporty feel to what would be a classic black trouser style. From a crisp white shirt and heels to a sweatshirt and trainers, these are an investment worth making.

Left: Cropped photo of model wearing black drawstring waist trouser with camel coloured side stripe, worn with black sandals.
Right: Still life image of the trousers. leather jogging trouser next to still life image of faux leather jogger.

Stylist’s Tip: If you invest in this pair, don’t save them for ‘best‘. You’ll get great cost per wear if you style them for every occasion from work to weekend and day to night.

Sizes: 4-16 in petite, regular or long length
Colours: Black or navy


More substantial than a legging but smarter than a skinny jean, this French Connection pick offers super stretch comfort with a smoothing flat front that’s ideal under fitted or longer length tops.

Left: Cropped image of side waistband of model wearing black fitted trousers with visible metal zip. Right: Still life image of black skinny fit trousers
French Connection

Stylist’s Tip: Turn up the hem inside if they’re bunching up at your ankles to give a smooth line down the leg.

Sizes: 6-16
Colours: Black or navy


The woven fabric of these cargo pant style joggers elevates them from the gym to everyday wear and will take you through the seasons.

Left: Cropped image of model wearing drawstring waist black tapered trousers with cargo pockets worn with white trainers.
Right: Still life image of the trousers
Phase Eight

Stylist’s Tip: The drawstring waistband on these accommodates pear-shaped figures well, by allowing room on the hip while pulling in to fit at the waist.

Sizes: 8-26
Colours: Black
£39.50 (sale)



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