So, So Bored With Your Jeans? Here's How To Rev Up Your Mid-Winter Look

So, So Bored With Your Jeans? Here's How To Rev Up Your Mid-Winter Look

Stuck in a denim rut? These two-leg alternatives will liven up your look.

Does the idea of not wearing your trusty jeans give you heart palpaltations? Are you bored AF with wearing your same old denim? Are you addicted to jeans and need some style self help? It’s time to cast denim aside in favour of these instant updates...

Add Some Flair Rather Than Flares

Run-of-the-mill flares have had their day, instead trade flared jeans in for a side helping of ruffles, a trickling of tears and ABBA-worthy hems. Great on their own or layered with a slip dress, meet your new party pants.

FROM LEFT: Tiered trousers, £450, OSMAN at; Cropped ruffle trousers, £40, River Island; Flared hems, £810, Ellery at

Sideline Skinnies And Widen Your Horizons

Wide-leg trousers are forgiving for many, so thank your lucky stars if you haven’t hit the gym since January 2nd. When approaching this tricky, item play with proportions: go more streamlined on top or really go IN with an oversized jacket for that Annie Hall look.

FROM LEFT: Grey belted trousers, £45, Topshop; Striped trousers, £251, Humanoid at; Blush trousers, £35, Miss Selfridge

Pirate A Peg Leg And Move Away From Mom Jeans

Wave goodbye to high-waisted mom jeans and replace them with a refined alternative, the tailored peg leg trouser. Perfect for bringing less boredom to the boardroom and a perfect partner to the wide waistbelt that is currently enjoying a renaissance- much to Gok Wan’s glee.

FROM LEFT: Blue trousers, £45, Topshop; Red trousers, £65, Finery London; Black trousers, £385, Regina Pyo at

Ditch Trousers All Together

Who needs jeans or trousers when you can forgo them altogether by slipping into an over-the-knee boot. Go down low, or rise your look up high, with your heel height, plus it’s the perfect option for playing the slag without getting the tag. Being subtle and sexy is key. It’s a scientific fact you will get more attention in a thigh-high, just ask Julia Roberts circa Pretty Woman.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Embellished heel, £1555, Miu Miu at; Block heel, £110, Dune; Pearl heel, £1295, Nicholas Kirkwood at; Gold heel, £69, KG Kurt Geiger

Exercise Some Comfort Instead Of Chaffing

We all have that pair of jeans that we constantly wear because they make us look so skinny and great but cause serious side effects. So rejoice you long suffering denim darling, it’s officially socially accecptable to wear joggers beyond the parameters of the gym. Use the humble jogger to give a new dimension to last season’s oversized shirt-dresses and forgo trainers for heels - after all you are NOT exercising.

FROM LEFT: White joggers, £174, Off-White at; Navy with contrast stripe joggers, £24.99, H&M

Carry Some Extra Cargo

Who doesn’t love a multi-purpose purchase? Serving up All Saints circa Never Ever and The Wild Thorberrys vibes all at once, the cargo pant is firmly part of the noughties revival. Avoid the Lara Croft connotations by teaming with a tailored blazer - we challenge you to wear these to the office.

FROM LEFT: Skinny trousers, £250, The Great at; High waisted trousers, £49.99, Mango; Drawstring silk trousers, £671, Raquel Allegra at

Dominate Leather

Whip the Matrix into shape and take your look in a rather racy dominatrix direction. The leather trouser has finally replaced the bodycon dress as the sexiest thing you can wear RN. Fan yourself boys, Madame Whiplash will see you now…

FROM LEFT: Black vinyl trousers, £55, Topshop; Popper trousers, £35.99, Mango; Red leather trousers, £555, Isabel Marant

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