Stylish alternatives to jeans
It's time to cast off the joggers and emerge from your style hibernation. We've found some comfortable but chic alternatives - from Surrey boutiques - for those days when denim isn't doing it for you.
A classic wide-leg check trouser in a neutral colour palette will be in your wardrobe for years to come – and our money’s on these tailored pants from Courtyard boutique in Guildford. With pleated details and a flattering carrot shape, they’ll look fab worn with a bright spring knit and a chunky white trainer.
Wide leg not for you? How about these straight-leg trouser from Parisian label Frnch – available in-store and online at Two Ducks in St John’s Woking. Extra points for the marked waist and knotted belt that refines the silhouette nicely.
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen
Channel your inner Scandi style in these soft silk blend music trousers. The wide hem is leg lengthening and they’d go fabulously with chunky leather trainers and a denim shirt or plain navy tee. Get them at The Gate Boutique in Guildford.
£77.70 down from £229
Where loungewear stops and sports luxe starts is a fine line, but in our book, you’re on the right side of it with these soft and flattering trousers available at Guildford boutique The Gate. Dress them a bright knit or a slogan tee… just not that baggy one that you wear in bed and haven’t taken off since Christmas (or is that just us?)
Ditch the denim for these (faux) suede showstoppers. These ones from Catwalk in Godalming are slim-fit and finish at the ankle for a fresh spring look.
£50.99 down from £169.95
You had me at elasticated waist… and with that print, who cares what you wear on top. Plus, the fabric is stretch viscose crepe which makes it easy to wear, while always looking amazing. These are available in-store and online at Courtyard in Guildford.
Wide leg trousers are BIG news this season – and these cropped leg ones in midnight blue are right on trend. Get them from Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking. Wear now with knee-high boots and
Saint + Sofia
It’s all about the stripes this season and these slouchily cool monochrome Pimlico Pants will do the trick nicely. Extra points for flattering vertical rather than horizontal lines (*phew*).