Pleat front trousers flatter all body types with their loose folds but can sometimes feel a little old fashioned. The tapered leg on these trousers keep the look modern and in this deep purple shade, you will be wearing one of the colours of the season too.
Pleat front crepe, £132, Jigsaw
We love this subtle reworking of the classic tuxedo pant. The jacquard pattern and subtle sparkle are enough of a nod to the statement trouser trend without going overboard and the cropped length will make the most of a fabulous pair of shoes.
Jacquard print, £110, Whistles
We can all breathe a sigh of relief as the skinny trouser takes a backseat for winter, leaving the way clear for chic, wide leg styles. Keep it seasonal with a wool pair, or head to the Christmas party in a classic black style. One thing though, don’t disrupt the line with heels, a wide leg trouser should always just skim the floor.
Wide leg, £99, Hobbs
Perfect for the party season, these gold trousers are a lot easier to wear than you might think. The trick is to keep the rest of your outfit fuss free; a plain blouse, killer heels and a minimal clutch bag will let your legs do the talking.
Gold trousers, £139, Reiss
For most of us, the prospect of wearing a printed trouser is just one step too far but if you chose a neutral colour palette you’ll be surprised at how easily they can slip into your daily wardrobe. Throw on a cosy jumper or a simple t shirt and these trousers are instantly toned down.
Printed trousers, £35.99, Zara
When the notoriously feminine aesthetic at Miu Miu is swapped for an army of bold trouser suits, the fashion world pays attention and so should you. A trouser suit is a chic alternative to a party dress and far more versatile. Channel your inner Ziggy Stardust and wear the entire suit or, for a more toned down look, pair the trousers with a white silk blouse and heels.
Trousers £35, jacket £55, Asos
Perhaps the most fashion-forward trouser update is the go-faster stripe. Usually reserved for a tuxedo, this fun addition can now be found on an array of more casual styles including these tweed-effect trousers. Worn with ballet pumps for day or a statement heel for evening, be adventurous and give these statement trews a whirl.
Tweed trousers, £50, Topshop
Evening trousers don’t come more glamorous than this. Flat fronted to flatter and covered in a fabulous winter floral, all you need to add for the perfect party outfit is a plain top, delicate necklace and flat pumps.
Floral print trousers, £39.50, Evans
Meet the ideal winter alternative to jeans, a cosy pair of super soft cords. This straight leg style skims over the hips and will work well tucked into your boots for a winter’s walk in the park.
Soft cords, £99, Toast
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On dark winter mornings inject some colour, and much needed warmth, into your day with these wool trousers. Team these with a classic black jumper and flats for a daytime look thats a step ahead of the rest.
Slim fit wool trousers, £79, Cos
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