Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

Lindsey Lanquist
Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable
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One secret of spring/summer shopping? Spring pants are as vital as any other seasonal necessity. I know it might seem strange to stock up on something that feels so wintry, tailored and polished during the most vibrant months of the year; spring is about warmth, flowy silhouettes and breezy attitudes—not carefully cut trousers that restrict us every time we try to move. But pants are more versatile than we give them credit for. And they’re also way more warm weather-friendly than we’re apt to acknowledge.

My life changed for the better in 2015, when I decided to fill my summer internship wardrobe with flowy pants. I’d previously opted for dresses and skirts, but anyone who’s done the same knows you can only buy so many of those before your wardrobe feels filled with one-off pieces you can’t pair with anything else. Shorts are an obvious no-no in an office setting (even a more casual, fashion-focused magazine one), and jeans are ill-fit for New York City’s humid summers. Pants were my only option, and they turned out to be the MVP of my closet—both during those three months, and for years to come.

Spring pants and summer pants, alike, are flexible in every possible way; they play well with basically any top you own, they’re easily dressed up or down and they’re often cozy enough to sleep in. They’ll take you anywhere, and they’ll infuse your wardrobe with vitality. So tell me again why spring dresses are the move and spring pants aren’t?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

1. Wake Up Pants, $88 at Free People

Throw these one with any top in your wardrobe for instant statement-making style.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

2. Laura Ashley Ryder Cherub High-Rise Jean, $79 at Urban Outfitters

I’m usually opposed to printed jeans, but these are too cute—and too out-of-the-box—to pass up.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

3. Dream Time Sleep Pant, $88 at Free People

Come spring, sleep pants are everyday pants—am I right?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

4. BDG Hadley High-Rise Wide-Leg Jean, $79 at Urban Outfitters

I’ve been a wide-leg jean fiend for a while now, and these are about to take my obsession to the next level.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

5. Walk on Fire Pant, $50 at Free People

Nothing says spring like a drop-crotch harem pant.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

6. BDG Tie-Dye High-Rise Carpenter Jean, $79 at Urban Outfitters

A surprisingly edgy take on spring’s tie-dye trend.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

7. AGOLDE Riley Cropped Straight-Leg Jean, $178 at Urban Outfitters

The only jean that could feel more spring-appropriate than a relaxed one? One rendered in pastel pink.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

8. Peace Out Flare, $88 at Free People

Yoga pants that are definitely cute enough to wear on the daily.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

9. Super Wide-Leg Cargo Pants, $60 at ASOS

These hardly say “cargo” to me, but hey—if they’re as comfy as cargos and as chic as tailored trousers, I’m in.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

10. Bali Striped Low-Rise Flare Pant, $49 at Urban Outfitters

Colorful pants are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

11. High-Waisted Corduroy Pants, $79 at & Other Stories

A spring-friendly approach to corduroy—in case you can’t bear to part with the textile just yet.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

12. Paperbag Belted Trousers, $25 at Nasty Gal

All the adorable appeal of a pink tulip, rendered in trouser form.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

13. Make My Day Set, $148 at Free People

Matching top, included.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

14. Jordan High-Rise Jogger Pant, $59 at Urban Outfitters

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: It’s high-time we acknowledge how many cute cargos are on the market these days.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

15. Bell Pant, $76 at Free People

Another pair of yoga pants that are veritably chic enough to live in.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

16. Paisley Crop Pants, $128 at Free People

Because dresses aren’t the only way to do spring florals.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

17. Wynonna Sleep Pants, $58 at Anthropologie

OK, these are definitely pajamas—but aren’t they cute enough to at least try to wear outside?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

18. Raquel Allegra Culotte, $355 at Revolve

I never met a silky culotte I didn’t like.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

19. The East Order Luca Side-Slit Balloon Pant, $149 at Urban Outfitters

I mean. They’re pink. And gingham. And covered in bows. Need I really say more?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

20. Pam Wide-Leg Pants, $178 at Anthropologie

Floral pants are having a serious moment.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

21. L’Academie Midtown Pants, $148 at Revolve

A classic pant that’s worth adding to your work rotation.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

22. Urban Renewal Blown-Out Tie-Dye Joggers, $49 at Urban Outfitters

More tie-dye, because edgy isn’t the only way to do it.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

23. Ovoid Peg Pants, $51 at ASOS

A spring-friendly alternative to your go-to pair of jeans.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

24. Spring Wide-Leg Pants, $165 at Anthropologie

Simultaneously structured and sporty—and pretty damn cool, too.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

25. Citizens of Humanity Flounce Cropped Flare Jeans, $228 at Anthropologie

Isn’t it about time you gave the statement jean a shot?

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26. Keepsake Follower Crepe High-Rise Pant, $145 at Urban Outfitters

Tangerine continues to be one of the most underrated spring shades around.

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27. Wrap Style Contrasting Print Pants, $69.90 at Zara

For days when you just can’t choose between your favorite wrap skirt and your favorite culotte.

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28. Seashore Striped Pants, $98 at Anthropologie

All the comfort of leggings, without the casual connotation.

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29. Slash Palazzo Trousers, $75 at Topshop

Another skirt-pant combo—because the silhouette is seriously happening this spring.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

30. Dara Pleated High-Rise Trouser, $44 at Urban Outfitters

These are at the top of my spring wishlist. I’ve never seen a tailored trouser that a) looked this comfortable and b) looked like it’d pair exceptionally with sandals.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

31. Casey Kick Flare Pant, $39 at Urban Outfitters

Because no spring wardrobe is complete without a little (OK, a lot of) gingham.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

32. Lost+ Wander Cactus Bloom Wide-Leg Pants, $95 at Lulus

I mean, “spring green” literally has “spring” in the name.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

33. Buttoned High-Waisted Pants, $49.90 at Zara

Tailored trousers so fun you won’t resist them. Because really, how could you?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

34. Tuck-Hem Wide-Leg Trousers, $80 at Topshop

These white pants are sure to pair just as well with your lightest-weight spring tops as they would with your winter sweaters (because it’s still cold out there, folks).

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

35. Every Day I’m Rufflin’ Cropped Pants, $43 at Lulus

Um, is anyone else as positive as I am that these would be perfect for date night?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

36. BDG Pink Soft Utility Pant, $79 at Urban Outfitters

Say what you will about cargo pants, but this hot pink take on the trend is welcome in my wardrobe any time.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

37. Jai Wide-Leg Pants, $300 at Free People

Basically as breezy as a skirt—except you won’t be worried about wind-induced wardrobe malfunctions.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

38. Tie-Dye Utility Pant, $148 at Free People

Tie-dye is coming in hot this spring, and I’m stocking up on every possible iteration.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

39. By the Shore Culotte Pants, $52 at Lulus

There are few things I love as much as a vibrant culotte pant—especially one that comes with a matching top.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

40. Clean Crop Flare Pants, $78 at Free People

A fresh new way to get your spring florals on.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

41. Cotton Twill Culottes, $89 at & Other Stories

Because cotton feels more spring-friendly—and office-appropriate—than denim.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

42. The Janis Printed Bells, $145 at Free People

Be the trendy hippie style star you wish to see in the world.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

43. Straight-Leg Skate Pant, $56 at ASOS

Yes, these mint pants come with suspenders—because spring overalls are on the menu, too.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

44. Maui Moments Satin Wide-Leg Pants, $25 at Lulus

Another date night-friendly pick.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

45. Velvet Cuffed Pants, $89 at & Other Stories

Look, velvet might become a liability once warm weather sets in. But it’s still chilly—and I’m eyeing these, hard.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

46. Beachy Keen Swim Cover-Up Pants, $35 at Lulus

These are branded as a swim cover-up, but I’ll probably wear them everywhere once the weather warms up.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

47. Rolla’s East Coast Cord Flare Pants, $99 at Free People

Can you tell I have a thing for textured flares?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

48. Tomas Coral Striped Culotte Pants, $95 at Lulus

These culottes are so vibrant, they’re sure to keep you smiling—even if the temperature drops below 30 again.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

49. One Aloha Printed Wide-Leg Pants, $128 at Free People

Flowy pants are just as breezy as maxi dresses and skirts—so just, give ’em a shot, OK?

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

50. Sleek Stride Satin Wide-Leg Pants, $46 at Lulus

Because wide-leg pants don’t have to feel bohemian.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

51. Arlo Pleated Pant, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Mine, mine, mine.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

52. Charm and Finesse Satin Paper Bag-Waist Pants, $50 at Lulus

A no-fail silhouette sure to pair magnificently with your favorite silky tanks.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

53. Golden Hour Pants, $109 at Free People

A more subtle take on spring florals.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

54. Ashley Nylon Jogger Pant, $39 at Urban Outfitters

Perfect for day-to-day wear—and festival use—alike.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

55. Wide Striped Pants, $85 at & Other Stories

Millennial pink stripes are all but guaranteed to make your spring more delightful.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

56. Duo Snap Button Corduroy Culottes, $89 at & Other Stories

Because wide-leg crop season is back, baby.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

57. Embroidered Tiered Pants, $168 at Free People

Pretty sure these pants play well with anything.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

58. High-Waisted Twill Pants, $79 at & Other Stories

Yet another high-waisted crop iteration to add to your repertoire.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

59. Pull-On Corduroy Flare, $78 at Free People

More flare cords, because I have a problem, OK?!

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60. Stripe Plisse Trousers, $55 at Topshop

I own a pair of pants just like this, and I can personally attest to their versatility: They’re comfy, office-appropriate and fit for wear during any season.

STYLECASTER | Spring Pants Are Here to Make Your Life Cuter and More Comfortable

61. Webber Tie-Front Wide-Leg Pants, $72 at Lulus

Dressy enough to wear to a fancy dinner. Versatile enough to dress down for day-to-day wear.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in March 2019.

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