There are jeans and pants at the NAS that we see every year that are absolute winners. Instead of highlighting them again, I’m focusing my top picks on the unexpected heroes that were hidden away. Once again earth tones, black, and dusty colours reigned supreme. But if you look hard enough and click through the colour options, a wider assortment is offered. There is a wider assortment of sizes too.

There is a large assortment of jeans at the NAS, and most of the silhouettes are modern classic. Faded denim is big, which makes me think it sells well. Consequently, it’s hard to find dark washes at the moment. Mid and lower rises are coming through too. I was surprised at how few pants and skirts there were this year. But there were fewer leggings and Athleisure styles too. Full length pants are gaining momentum.

1. Jeans and Pants

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  • FRAME Le High Step Hem Straight Leg Crop Jeans: These worked well on a straighter and curvier figure and narrow calf. If you like sleek jeans, try these.
  • Pistil Charlie High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans: This is a trendier silhouette WITHOUT stretch. A relaxed straight with a good amount of structure and a '90s integrity. Worked on a straighter and curvier body type.
  • MOTHER Raw Hem Flare Jeans: These were GORGEOUS on my 81 year old curvy client who will hack them to a shorter length so that they can be worn with flats and sneakers. They mould to the body in a delicious way. Size up.
  • PAIGE Manhattan High Waist Bootcut Jeans: VERY LONG JEANS for Team Tall. The larger sizes have a 36 inch inseam. Good classic with a mid rise. Sleek and narrow bootcut.
  • Wit & Wisdom 'Ab'Solution High Waist Raw Hem Jeans: Super cute silhouette that worked well on curvier body types. Works on petites. You have to be okay with the sand blasted wash on the thighs, so you've been warned. Not too tight.
  • Wit & Wisdom High Waist Front Slit Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans: On trend front slit jeans that work on curvier body types and apple shaped figures. You might need to size down if you are straight on the hips. Comes in petite. The front seams are streamlining. Soft, stretchy, and comfy.
  • 7 For All Mankind Dojo Wide Leg Jeans: Fabulous streamlined wide legs with a mid rise that are great with boots or sneakers. Can work on a curvier figure. VERY LONG INSEAM for Team Tall.
  • NYDJ Stripe Relaxed Flare Jeans: I haven't seen these in person yet, but they have potential because they are dark, pinstriped, and the brands works on an assortment of body types. NYDJs run big so size down.
  • FRAME Le Crop Mini Boot Stagger Raw Hem Crop Bootcut Jeans: These were AMAZING on my 81 year old curvier client, and 43 year old straighter client. The wash is light but even and looks quite polished. Very comfy and size up.
  • Vince Easy Fit Crop Pull-On Pants: Great drape, yummy fabric, and forgiving back elastic that makes the silhouette work on a range of body types. Room on the thighs and waist. Deep shade of olive.
  • Eileen Fisher High Waist Split Hem Rib Ankle Pants: These run two sizes big and are FABULOUS. They are PLEATED and looked so good on regular and petite clients. Gorgeous fabric and good fit. Issey Miyake pants at a fraction of the price.
  • ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Joggers: A petite apple shaped client launched me into orbit when she tried these on. Stinking cute, different, very comfy, and versatile.
  • Boss Tocalita Button Detail Wide Leg Recycled Polyester Blend Trousers: Impeccable dressy sailor pants with a back zip and great fit if you don't mind a higher rise. Quite roomy in the thighs, and gorgeous fabric. Beautiful quality. Chic and dressy. Very long hems that are easy to shorten. I got these and love them.
  • Theory Women's Ignera Straight Leg Wool Blend Pants: Gorgeous pants for Team Grey Plaid. Best on a straighter body type. Rise is not as high as it looks. Crisp and polished.
  • Topshop Textured Ponte Pants: Floppy and fun track pants that are not the usual black.
  • Veronica Beard Lebone Flare Pants: Impeccable as a separate and as part of a suit. Substantial fabric and great fit that moulds to the contour of the body. Works on a range of body types. VERY long hems that can easily be hemmed. I got these as part of a matching suit.
  • NYDJ Stretch Knit Trousers: Soft, stretchy, substantial, and great for WFH. Dressier than Athleisure, less constricting than jeans, and easier to launder than dress pants. Comes in black. FULL LENGTH, and moulds to most body types. Size down a size.
  • OPEN EDIT Flare Pants: These look a LOT better in person, and are darling. Click the links to see the fab hem slits at the side seams. They look great in motion and are super cute as dressier black pants. Worked on an assortment of body types. Comes in tan. $42 well spent.

2. Skirts

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  • RAILS Maya Satin Midi Skirt: STUNNING skirt that worked well on petites and regular. Forgiving and gorgeous in motion. Moulds to the shape of the body. It has a matching halterneck top that doesn't look like it matches in the stock photo. If you're interested, ask, and I'll provide the link.
  • Vince Slip Skirt: Liquid Satin Fabness that comes in three colours. The satin has a subtle pebbled texture, which adds to the depth of the style. The bias cut is NOT skimpy and moulds to the shape of the body in a gliding way. Not fitted at all, but very streamlined. I was hoping the skirt would be longer on me – but it’s not. Same length as the model. I need to play around with the skirt to see if I love it enough to keep it. It’s a SUMMER skirt for me. Not lined and very lightweight. STUNNING fabric and colour. Luxe and gorgeous against the skin.
  • Eileen Fisher High Waist Midi Pencil Skirt: Narrow but not body con, and super comfy. Great cool shade of brown. Has knitted tops to match. Size down.
  • Vero Moda Saga Recycled Polyester Blend Midi Skirt: A fab skirt for a curvier body type that comes in more patterns. Breezy with a bit of stretch.
  • Halogen Pleated Faux Leather Maxi Skirt: The best pleated skirt at the NAS. Gorgeous fabric, and excellent drape. Runs big and comes in black.
  • Vince Camuto Ponte Midi Skirt: A forest green knitted tube skirt is a rare find, and here it is. Moulds to the shape of the body. Might run big. Longer in person.