The skinny jean has long reigned as the chic silhouette of choice, but lately we’ve seen everything from flared to culotte to pegged to harem pants! I’m not saying skinnies are going anywhere anytime soon…I’m just saying you should consider something a little roomier, especially in the summer, and Derek Lam’s gauchos are the latest trousers to get excited about. No one cuts a pant like him. Wide-legged styles require precise tailoring (unless you want to drown in fabric, which I feel pretty safe to assume you don’t), and Derek always makes it look effortless. Though I’ve been all about culottes lately, he has me ready to indulge in something slightly longer and better-fitting (here’s hoping the hubby likes them a bit more!). Bonus? These are the perfect length to show off all the ankle boots you’ll stock up on this fall. Derek Lam pant available in indigo or white at Derek Lam for $650.