Cambio, upscale manufacturer of fashion-savvy women's pants and jeans, offers tips on how to wear the season's trousers:
Cords -- They're softer and more form-fitting than their '70s predecessors. Pair hip-hugging cropped styles with stiletto boots for maximum allure.
Dark jeans -- The blackest black dyes darken and dress up denim for night. Wear them with a cowl-neck cashmere sweater and tuxedo jacket or peasant blouse a la Calista Flockhart at the Emmys.
Plaid -- Wear 'em to work: low-rise versions holler passionate preppy when worn with cropped chunky sweaters, and full-leg cuts go well with tailored leather jackets.
Pinstripes -- Soften the menswear look with a flirty blouse with ruffles or lace details or go sheer.
Tuxedo -- Wear ultra-feminine pieces with the slim pants: mules trimmed with feathers and curve-highlighting tops.