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4 Fall pant trends we're jumping into both legs at a time

This year's trousers are so fun, your jeans may spend fall balled up in your closet

This year's trousers are so fun, your jeans may spend fall balled up in your closet

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Now that the weather is finally beginning to cool down, fashion enthusiasts everywhere can celebrate. It's time to throw on pants again and that's not bad at all, especially this year. This season's selection of trousers is so much fun, you may find your jeans balled up in the corner of your closet. Silhouettes from the '70s, '80s and '90s all belong in your wardrobe this autumn. So whether you're into velvet leggings, upscale tear-aways or the ultimate power-suit pants, there's a pair here for you.

Power Suit Pants

With a super high, paper bag waist and pinstripes, these cropped pants are so much a "power pant" they're almost a cartoon rendition of the style. And yet, they're still stylish.

Mango Buckle High-Waist Trousers, $89.99, mango.com

Looking for something a little less animated? These sophisticated wide-leg trousers have a sleek belt and come in black and classic taupe.

Babaton Jermaine Pant, $165, aritzia.com

Somewhere in between the previous two pairs, these classic black-and-white pinstriped pants are chic without standing out too much.

Le Chateau Stripe Woven Wide Leg Pant, $99.95, lechateau.com

Velvet

Lush velvet feels totally fresh for fall. These ankle-length pyjama-inspired trousers can replace your jeans when worn with a tee or can look luxe with a blouse.

Mango Velvet Pleated Trousers, $119.99, mango.com

Velvet doesn't need to be loose-fit. These high-waisted leggings are a softer take on the leather legging trend and look great with turtlenecks and tunics.

Banana Republic Devon-Fit Stretch Velvet Legging, $110, bananarepublic.com

Looking for a simple way to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe? Try it on in classic jeans, adding a little luxury to your all day everyday outfits.

French Connection Velvet Luxe Five Pocket Skinny Jeans, $168, frenchconnection.com

Track pants

Athleisure wear  goes upscale this year with a mix of trackpant meets tuxedo. The banded hem and red striping make these so much more than your usual sweats.

Zara Striped Flannel Trousers, $45.90

Remember those '90s tearaways? They appeared on fall runways, but there are versions in lots of high-street stores. These crepe pants from Aritzia don't tear all the way away but they create sexy side slits with a sporty edge.

Babaton Banovich Pants, $165, aritzia.com

Pair these tux stripe pants with sneakers or heels. They're versatile and go easily from day to night with just a change of shoe.

Ann Taylor Tux Stripe Track Pants, $114.40, anntaylor.com

High waist, wide leg, crops

The year's most surprisingly flattering pants? The high-waisted, wide leg crops. You'd think that a boxy fit, mid-calf length and rib-grazing waist would equal disaster, but these pants can actually elongate the leg with heeled boots or open flats. Go monochrome for a modern look.

Zara High Waist Trousers, $45.90, zara.com

Perhaps not everyone should wear these houndstooth pants with patent leather booties, but when worn with heels or loafers and a simple black turtleneck, these plaid pants could become your office faves.

Mango Mini Houndstooth Trousers, $89.99

A new take on khakis, these wide, pleated pants would look great with a bodysuit and cozy cardigan. Contrast the wide leg by showing off the form fitting waist.

The Group by Babaton Beecroft Pant, $98

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