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1. Use them to suck the 9-to-5-ness out of a blazer and pumps.
Such slouchy bottoms soften the sharp lines of an angular jacket, making this the perfect look for some hipper-than-thou art bar. (Accessorized with a metallic handbag and bold jewelry, you'll look like the coolest girl there—even if you order a Sex on the Beach.)
2. A printed pair, with a graphic top and slip-on sneakers, will do double duty on the weekend.
The mix is striking enough to stand out at a brunch spot filled with near-identical chambray shirtdresses and striped sweaters, but not at the expense of your comfort. That means you can go straight from blueberry pancakes with your friends to grocery shopping without an outfit switch at home.
3. Try wearing tapered styles just like you'd style skinny jeans.
It's the same foolproof combo you've been relying on for years with extra stretchiness and comfort. No one but you will notice the difference. (In a good way, of course.)
4. Go all Kate-Bosworth-hanging-out-at-Sundance with it.
Now that fall's only a month away, this one's good to have in your arsenal for all those festive autumnal things coming up, like hay rides, bonfires and outdoor football games. It's also great for ski trips later on—the après part, obviously.
5. Dress them up with a structured top and embellished pumps.
If you can't stand the thought of sitting through one more dinner in a confining pencil skirt, make things easier on yourself with this look here. Set against a ladylike top and metallic accessories, the jersey pants look so elegant and refined.