Thrice as Nice

This Fall's Most Versatile Trend: Athletic-Inspired Pants

A sporty staple styled three ways.

By Beth Muecke September 6, 2019

One pair of pants, three different looks.

Image: Kassidy Bash

Every season, I make a list of several basic pieces I want to acquire. Athletic-inspired pants are a trend I knew wanted in my wardrobe for this fall and winter. After I bring home any new skirt, top, or pants, I immediately start thinking of more than one way to style the piece. Here, I styled these versatile, cute, and comfy pants three different ways—a sporty look, for daytime, and for going out.

(Similar pants: Zara, $39.90; Tory Sport, $178; Rag & Bone, $395.)

Image: Kassidy Bash

For an athletic look, I added a cute workout bralette, a hat, and simple Converse tennies—great for taking a walk or meeting friends on a Saturday afternoon.

Image: Kassidy Bash

To create a daytime-appropriate style, I added a lovely printed blouse and red pumps. I can easily wear this look out to eat or to any afternoon meeting.

Image: Kassidy Bash

Finally, it's time to go out on the town! For this "party" look, I added lots of sparkle: a silver jacket, boots, belt, and chokers with plenty of bling. For a flirty touch, I included a peek-a-boo red lace top.

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