Ditch those jeans and step it up. We all need to dress for success these days. The easiest way to do that is by opting for more tailored looks. And no, that doesn't have to mean a poly-blend business suit. Several premium denim brands now have trouser styles, including Paige and Seven, but two of our favorites for great-fitting, cool-looking dress pants are Bishop of Seventh and Babakul. Babakul features pants in menswear plaids and solids, with denim-like details such as slashed pockets and rivets, topstitching and eyelet or floral fabric peeking out of the pockets. Our favorite style is the Lily in gray plaid (on sale for $86 at revolveclothing.com
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Bishop of Seventh offers trousers in several fits from classic to high-waisted, mid-waisted to boot-cut, in solid or pinstripe gabardine, even lemon and fuchsia linen. All are engineered with the same kind of twisting seams that make premium denim so butt-slimming. Check out the Varick pinstripe style ($270) at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica. For tighter budgets, there's always Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com
), which sells dress pants in three fits (Martin, Jackson and Ryan), sizes 00 to 16. The Martin sailor wide-leg style ($89) will carry you straight through to spring.