There's no denying jeans are brilliant, but don't you get bored of them sometimes? I know I quickly tired of wearing them day-in, day-out and had a bit of a backlash, wearing nothing but dresses for months. Today Shiny Katie came to me with a plea - to pick some suitable alternatives to jeans that wouldn't mean putting her legs on show. Well, I'm here to serve...

Button linen trousers £28 Topshop: slouchy grey slacks with a slightly high waist and a tie belt to nod to the paperbag waist trend. Wear with a black top tucked in, or a Kate Moss waistcoat.
Black linen wide leg trousers £40 Wallis: An eternal classic, black linen trousers are great (if a bit of a pain to iron) and the wide leg shape instantly lengthens the leg and gives you a chic, 40s style silhouette. Keep the top half slim and fairly fitted to avoid looking like you've been swamped by your clothes.
Pinstripe stab stitch trousers £45 Oasis : A smarter, more fitted pinstripe style. Dress them down with a jumper or up with a blouse or a silk top. These would be great with wedges and a tube top for evenings, too.

Black skinny trousers £20 Dorothy Perkins: the closest you'll get to jeans without actually wearing jeans, slim-fit black trousers are timeless and go with everything. Wear these with smock tops and tunics instead of leggings or jeans for a new twist on this season's key trend.
Agitha natural herringbone trousers £45 Monsoon: Classic straight legged trousers with a turn-up go with anything. I see these teamed with a crisp white shirt and some statement jewellery for a smart, work-friendly look.
Editor pant $79.50 Express: Over in the USA, Express' bestselling editor pant is the classic to go for if you're bored of jeans. The style comes in all kinds of shapes and cuts to suit whatever shape you happen to have and is a really good buy.