Don’t fret as you stow your lovely summer frocks, tartelettes. Fall’s got some amazing items in store for you – namely, fresh new bottoms that will have you thinking, who needs dresses? These are so much more interesting.

Printed Trousers

Channel Betty Draper in slim-cut, printer trousers in out-of-the-ordinary fabrics like thick wool or silk.

What we love, from left to right: Pants by McQ Alexander McQueen, Paul & Joe Sister, and J.Crew

Wide-leg Pants

After years of skinny jeans, the wide-leg is making a comeback – just in time for holiday snacking. Pair with a sleek blouse or tank to properly balance this extreme proportion; a few layered chunky necklaces will make this look even more luxe.

What we love, from left to right: Pants by Stella McCartney, Anna Sui, and Alice + Olivia.


Statement Pencil Skirts

This staid office staple just got a sexy makeover: we’re talking sparkles, prints, bright colors, and evening-wear materials. An unexpected top – like a fisherman’s sweater or a t-shirt – makes these pieces daytime-appropriate.

What we love, from left to right:: Skirts by J.Crew, Prabal Gurung, and L’Agence.

Mid-length Skirts

Hemlines have risen, if ever so slightly. Fall’s version of the summer maxi is just high enough to show off this season’s gorgeous boots and lace-up heels.

What we love, from left to right:: Skirts by J.W. Anderson, Emma Cook, and Donna Karan