By Debra Simon


From Cary to Carrboro, Triangle women are warming up in the coolest slacks. The signature looks this season cover a wide range: borrowed-from-the-boys trousers lead the day while sexy evening pants make the night. Fabrics include wool, crepe, satin, lace and leather. Prints range from jeweled to geometric. Depending on the pair, this year's pants can make you look – and feel – crisply modern or thoroughly romantic.