I won’t lie: I’m in a bit of a mood today. The weather is stuck in some humid, sticky, holding pattern of ick; the dog took a big fat liberty on my nice vintage Moroccan rug, and I am feeling like a bit of a chubster—and therefore in no mood to transition into the skinny jeans that I pretty much live in during the cooler months now that I don’t have to show up at an office anymore. Quite suddenly I feel desperately in need of an alternative. Part of this is a question of what looks best—it stands to reason that I’d like another option on pudgypants days like these. But also, I’d like something more graceful and easy; trouser-y, but not in a workaday way. I want them to be as casual and throw-them-on-and-go as my summer chinos. I’ll just start in with the pair you’re all most likely to mock me for liking: this Rag & Bone harem style number, because I think they are crazy flattering. And also quite chic.
Also from Rag & Bone: these look kind of like modified leggings, and aren’t as much slouchy as they are relaxed—but they do look about as comfortable as the day is long.
There are few things I loathe more than I loathe a pleat, but I think I could swing the itsy ones here. And I like the higher waistline, as a higher waistline is something I’m currently aspiring to in a pant as well.
This pair from Helmut Lang has just clean enough lines to make the drop crotch work. I really believe that.