5 Essential Trousers To Add To Your Wardrobe Now Autumn Is Here

This season, great style starts from the ankles up with trending women's trousers in all colours, designs and shapes. From ultra-wearable wide legs to cargo, cord and print galore, here are the styles you should be snapping up in Monki’s 20% off trouser sale. 

In the warmer months, your legs - understandably - get a lot of air time in swishable skirts and floaty dresses. Trousers, on the other hand, remain mostly untouched as they hibernate in anticipation of September. 

Well guess what - September is here, and autumn with it, which means trousers are here to take back their rightful place in your sartorial repertoire. But for many, trousers lack the same instant appeal that dresses possess. In summer, you can't move an inch for new-in frocks in statement colours, dramatic prints and myriad fabrics that impress from the first wear. Trousers, however, tend to get tarred with the practical brush; viewed more as a supporting act for a statement blouse and eye-catching knit. But not if we have anything to do with it.

Believe it or not, it's just as easy to create a statement ensemble with a fab pair of trousers - of which this season has many - as it is with a dress or skirt. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are plenty of new season trouser styles that will serve as main event in an outfit, they’re so good. 

Wide-leg cuts are by and far our most-wanted for autumn, and are surely the easiest to wear of them all, especially since they come in every style under the sun from high-waisted (universally flattering) to cropped, printed and textural. Update yours with a smack of tartan or check, or a trending shade of lilac, camel or pink to give your winter wardrobe an instant visual boost.

For those looking to show off the effects of a summer spent in the gym (but can’t deal with the chill-factor of a mini skirt) there’s some pretty cool skinnier styles to try too. Whilst skinny denim has definitely been put on the back burner in favour of straight leg styles, the ultra slimline shape is still keeping it’s cool thanks to unexpected fabric choices such as corduroy and silk. 

There’s of course also the obligatory throwback and this season it's cargo trousers. Your mind may immediately dart to TLC and 90’s girlbands, but you should actually treat your utility trouser like you would tailoring - opting for neutral shades for maximum wearability, and styling on the smarter side (think with a crisp white shirt) for a modern spin.

When it comes to satisfying all our trouser needs for the season ahead, there’s one brand in particular that has got our legs official seal of approval - and that’s Monki. Scroll down to shop our edit of their best trending trousers, available to buy now with 20% off until the 28th September

Checked Out

Don't call it a comeback - checks and tartan as a trouser trend never truly goes away. It just hibernates until ready to unleash it's pull potential (i.e. autumn). Keep it plain on top with a high neck tee or an oversized knit to let that print personality shine.

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Jump On Cord

Taking colour to the next level, it's corduroy. The textbook Geography teacher garm goes glam courtesy of cutesy shades of pink, orange and teal, but works just as well on subdued shades of black, cream and camel if you need to keep it smart. 

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Mortal Combat

Utility took the runways by storm for autumn 2019, and we're all kinds of thrilled about it - this worker inspired style is the most wearable thing to come off the catwalk yet. Look to deep pocket details to add some function to your form, or throw it back to classic 90's streetwear with a cargo pant. 

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Caught On Tapered

Let's channel that inner boss with super smart strides that show the world you mean business. We're obsessed with this cropped style - complete with prim and proper pleat details - for a cool office vibe. 

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Get Waisted

Go sporty with ruched elastic styles and jogger drawstrings (paired with a go-faster side stripe for good measure) or smarten yourself up with seriously defined belt and wrap waists. Whatever band you choose, the hips don't lie - an accentuated waist looks good on everyone. 

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