Pants Worth Tossing Those Sweats Aside For

Pants Worth Tossing Those Sweats Aside For

by Melissa Magsaysay

Real talk: Most of us are likely wearing some form of sweatpants at the moment. A few of us have forgone pants all together and are most comfortable with just a blanket draped across the lap or swaddled around the lower half of the body, undetected in a Zoom chat or even when craning at the front window to check up on an Instacart delivery.

Pants have hit the floor and stayed there for a significant amount of time now and without a major mental shift, they might just stay there for another 2 months. Those of us who are fortunate to be sheltering in place can continue to sink into shapeless cotton jersey sweats or consider the feeling that a chic pair of trousers gives us - pulled together, yet still comfortable and yes, suitable for stepping outside and maybe even seeing other people from a distance.

Here are several pairs of do-it-all, go anywhere (or nowhere) pants that are worth tossing those sweats aside for even if for a couple of hours at a time, because, baby steps…

LNA Shine Cargo Pant

Subtle shine and a slouchy cargo silhouette make these possibly the most versatile pants ever. They’re as comfortable as sweats, but presentable enough for running errands or even a much needed night out. Wear these with a t-shirt and summer slides or a bodysuit, blazer and heels.

Apiece Apart Classic Merida Pant

This best-selling style is seasonless and timeless, able to be worn with everything from a work-appropriate blouse to a summer tank. The pants come in a variety of fabrics and colors and it’s worth the wardrobe investment to buy multiples.

Mara Hoffman Eldora Pant

Cut from lightweight and breathable hemp, the relaxed leg opening and double pleat make this style relaxed yet elegant. Perfect for hanging around in the front yard and to wear when working from an office resumes.

Veronica Beard Scuba Legging

Like a legging, but better. The super comfy Scuba Legging is cut from a matte nylon and has a second skin fit. Made with an elastic waistband and strategic seaming that elongates the legs.

Baacal Utility Pant

Cut from a versatile army green cotton canvas in a cropped wide leg silhouette, these pants are a true wardrobe workhorse. Wear them with anything from a lightweight blazer and camisole to your favorite vintage tee half tucked.

Rachel Comey Flat Westside Pant

This version of Rachel Comey’s popular “Westside” pants are cut from a stretchy, black and yellow plaid with a seersucker finish. The flattering, mid-rise cut has a flat front and tapered leg that falls to a cropped hem.

Baacal Wide Leg Pull On Pant

These black pants have a wide leg and shirred elastic waistline. Their fluid fit lends them an easy versatility that can be dressed up or down.


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