While some cold weather disciples believe that the end of winter is the end of "real" dressing, clinging on to the chance to wear heavy wool overcoats and layered down jackets, others welcome the arrival of warmer spring days and the opportunity for a less functional take on style.

Although outerwear is the first port of call when the seasons switch, you can’t forget about pants. This is when trousers, whether denim, corduroy, or cargo, feel most comfortable.

Why? Well, pants no longer need long-john back-up when we get to spring. Nor is the weather anywhere near hot enough to bring those shorts out just yet. So, with trousers firmly on the agenda, we hit up SSENSE to find the best pants for spring from labels like Needles, Jacquemus, South2 West8, and more.

Keep scrolling to shop our favorite pants for spring.

SITUATIONIST Pleated Trousers

Pleated Trousers

Pleated Trousers

$375

SITUATIONIST

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Aside from not needing to sport thermals underneath your favorite trousers anymore, another major change is that now's the time to bring the colors back. These SITUATIONIST pants in bold purple are a major way to welcome spring.

Études Corner Jeans

Corner Jeans

Corner Jeans

$310

Études

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Denim is king when it comes to pants for spring, and going one better, light-colored denim. Gone are the days of all-black, heavyweight outfits. You can start lightening your color palette again and these Études jeans are a prime way to do so.

Jacquemus Le Pantalon Pêche Cargo Pants

Le Pantalon Pêche Cargo Pants

Le Pantalon Pêche Cargo Pants

$530

Jacquemus

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Jacquemus not only has his sights set on making pants for spring, he's got summer sorted too with these cargo pants. Once spring is done, zip off the bottom half to transform this pair into shorts.

Needles SMITH'S Painter Trousers

SMITH'S Painter Trousers

SMITH'S Painter Trousers

$270

Needles

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Needles might be better known for its track pants — which are also a great choice for spring — but this season the Nepenthes label has dropped these pitch-perfect painter trousers in baby blue.

Arc'teryx Metric Trousers

Metric Trousers

Metric Trousers

$250

Arc'teryx

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It's important to not get too carried away with the dreams of sunshine, though. There are definitely a few more unexpected cold snaps and showers on our way. For those, having a pair like the Metric Trousers from Arc'teryx is a good idea.

HARAGO Mela Sujni Trousers

Mela Sujni Trousers

Mela Sujni Trousers

$425

HARAGO

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HARAGO employs its signature embroidered detailing to give the Mela Sujni Trousers an eye-catching boost. Made from lightweight linen, these should be reserved for the warmer spring days.

Acne Studios Lounge Pants

Lounge Pants

Lounge Pants

$290

Acne Studios

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Acne Studios takes a familiar understated direction with the Lounge Pants. These classic track pants are tailored with a slight kick to the bottom to ensure your silhouette is on point this season.

South2 West8 Belted Trousers

Belted Trousers

Belted Trousers

$255

South2 West8

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Crafting pieces inspired by fly-fishing, South2 West8 combines utilitarian composition with an up-to-date style identity. These belted trousers in neutral beige are a versatile styling asset for spring.

Arc'teryx Veilance Convex LT Trousers

Convex LT Trousers

Convex LT Trousers

$300

Arc'teryx Veilance

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If the Metric Pants from Arc'teryx were too bold for you in fluorescent yellow, opt for something like the Convex LT Trousers from the Veilance offshoot. No less technical, this pair looks to a stone blue hue for its personality.

Botter Classic Trousers

Classic Trousers

Classic Trousers

$610

Botter

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If somebody tells you that real dressing has come to an end in spring and summer, just show them these pants from Botter.

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