Five Alternatives to Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are most definitely a staple wardrobe piece. They are easy to style and are always on trend meaning you can never go wrong with a pair of skinnies. Although these jeans are worn frequently, not everyone is a fan of the tight fit. For those out there who feel this way and want to mix up your wardrobe a little, here are five affordable alternatives to skinny jeans starting at £35 and under!

Zara Lace Trimmed Trousers, £29.99

The delicate lace detailing on these trousers make them unique and its tailored fit is flattering to the leg. These trousers beautifully skim over the thigh and cinch the leg towards the bottom where a stark contrast of white lace can be found.  This single detail brings elegance to a classic design that is timeless.  Styling this pair of trousers with delicate fabrics such as chiffon, lace or silk will compliment the beautiful details

Matalan Printed Cropped Trousers, £16

Here are a pair of trousers for those looking to save money but aren’t willing to compromise prints. The bold floral design holds its own, along with the cropped length, this makes a perfect summer trouser.  As the trousers are neutral coloured go crazy with vibrant pieces to create a new and exciting look, or stay true to the monochrome palette.

Zara Trousers with Printed Sides, £29.99

If you’re not afraid of a pop of colour these printed trousers are for you.  Perfect for summer, the floral detail spinning down the sides of these fire red trousers are a chance to inject some vibrancy into your wardrobe. It’s definitely a stand out in the crowd look and a bargain.  Dare to be different in this statement piece that will leave you the talk of the town.  Keeping it basic with a plain top is recommended, or stick to a similar colour palette.

Topshop Tall Pinspot Cigarette Trouser, £35

For all the tall girls, it can be hard to find a pair of full length trousers and still look good, this pair fits the criteria nicely.  They are slightly more expensive which seems like a punishment for requiring a little extra fabric, but their monochromatic palette is simple yet bold. Keep this look casual with a plain top to let the trousers do the talking; or edge it up with some bold colours to contrast with the black and white print.

ASOS New Look Wide Leg Stripe Trouser, £29.99

These wide leg trousers completely contrast the skinny jean and are the epitome of style and comfort combined. loose fitted pinstripe trousers are perfect for those who want to achieve an elongated silhouette. The tie belt shows off the waist and allows the figure to be emphasised. Keep it relaxed with a casual top or dress it up with a blouse and heels for a more evening look.


  1. Sonia Allen says:

    As a tall person myself, who appreciates bold colours, this article has a few fantastic ideas. I’ll definitely be checking them out.

  2. Leonie says:

    Great article!! Very helpful and insightful. Thanks for the advice 🙂

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