Women Welcome Back The Pant For Fall 08

09/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ladies, get your wardrobes ready the moment is quickly approaching wherein those light cotton dresses will be hung in the farthest rack space of your closet, and all of your Fall gems will be brought to the front. What will be the key piece you add to your collection this year, you ponder, as you flip through silk dresses and tweed skirts?

Pants! Considering all of the boyfriend garb saturating women's wear this fall it is the season to invest in a great pant, one that's going to suit- no pun intended- your three piece suits. I suggest going for a fashion forward pair- drop crotch, over sized pleats, and odd proportions welcome. The juxtaposition of a great slouchy pant with a bit of volume creates the perfect hi-lo combination with a shrunken blazer or sharply tailored shirt. Between 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, United Bamboo, and Acne a stellar selection is at your fingertips.

This is a great light wool pant by Acne with a slight drop crotch and tapered leg. This is the perfect staple black pant for Fall. I wore their cotton spring version all summer!

This is the notorious carrot pant by 3.1 Phillip Lim; his best pant by far this season and a staff favorite. It features a tapered leg, high waist, and large pleats to flatter the waistline. This silhouette was offered last spring, is already selling out this fall, and will be brought back for Spring 09. Note it is offered in a variety of colors.

United Bamboo has brought us a great voluminous tweed this season. This pant will set off a simple silk blouse, shrunken sweater, and pair of sturdy pumps.

Here is a nice pant by Alexander Wang with tons of volume, a wide leg through and through. It has a metallic sheen, and will be so much fun to dress up for cocktail parties, and fancier affairs. You can also go the other direction, pairing it with a simple American Apparel tee and flat lace-ups.

This pant by 3.1 Phillip Lim is so old Hollywood chic. Take inspiration from the late Yves Saint Laurent and reinvent Le Smoking. I dare you!