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Tired of jeans? Here are 6 cute (and affordable) alternatives

Aug. 11, 2014 at 7:18 AM ET

Sure, jeans are great. Our drawers are stuffed with them — skinny, boyfriend, cropped, boot-cut, dark rinse, washed out, distressed — a woman's gotta be prepared, right? But sometimes you just need a break from all that denim. Domestic sales of denim have been on the decline, with a 6 percent dip last year alone. Ready for an alternative? Here are six pants for different occasions, and at these prices? You might need to make some room in those drawers.

Say om

yoga pants
ae

If there’s one go-to besides your favorite pair of jeans, it’s your favorite pair of yoga pants. This boot-cut pair features a super-comfy fold-over band. Never. Taking. Them. Off. (Aerie yoga pants, $30, ae.com)

Animal instincts

non-jeans pants
H&M

Feeling the call of the wild? Reach for a pair of gray leopard print leggings to pair with a loose-fitting T-shirt and blazer. (H&M jersey leggings, $19.95, hm.com)

Chiffon choice

wide leg pants
Bluefly

Nothing says comfort like floaty wide-leg trousers. We love these with a black or white top and sandals. (Rebecca Taylor chiffon pants, $95, bluefly.com)

No sweat

non-jeans pants
Forever 21

A sweatpant that looks fashion-forward? Sign us up for that style class! These drop-crotch joggers are part equestrian, part urban and fully cool. (Love 21 origami-front joggers, $15.80, forever21.com)

Culotte it now

culottes
Topshop

Culottes, you know, those cropped, wide-legged, too long to be shorts, too short to be pants, hybrids from the ‘70s? Well, they’re back. Big time. And a white pair looks super fresh this season. (Topshop culotte shorts, $80, topshop.com)

Pretty in paisley 

pants
Asos

Love a great print? Try a paisley pattern woven number with a comfy drawstring waist and contrasting pockets. Pair with flip-flops during a day trip to the farmers' market, or with sky-high pumps for a night out. (Mango paisley print woven pants, $29.02, asos.com)


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