I don’t know about you, but my “dress” pants haven’t seen the light of day in the last two and a half months. I’ve been living in pants made of cotton, jersey, ponte, and technical stretch fabrics, just like everyone else. I’m writing this blog while wearing linen shorts. Funny how linen feels fancy all of a sudden! Kyle and I recently switched out our closets. As we discussed in our Instagram Live on the topic, we were realistic about which fabrics we would truly be wearing this season when pulling out our spring/summer wardrobes. Dry-clean-only Theory linen dress pants? See you next year, I hope!
We all have the type of pant we consider to be most comfortable. I hope you find something right for you in the four categories we’ve covered below.
Soft Slim Pants
If you are on the petite side, you may want a slimmer pant as your work-from-home pant. Regardless, you may want a slimmer pant to feel a bit more put-together than we are all feeling right now. The key to a comfortable slim pant is the fabric, which must be soft and/or stretchy, very stretchy. Most of the choices below could even go back to the office, with none of your coworkers the wiser at how comfortable you are while sitting at your desk all day.
Cargos and Joggers
Cargo pants are the perfect answer to the casual summer pant and the work-from-home pant that is not a jean. Some versions are more loose, some more tight, some with more stretch. Pick the one that resonates with your style. I think the Athleta Utility Jogger looks the most comfortable, which probably explains why I have 6 pairs of their City pants, of which these are part of the collection.
Wide-leg pants can be soooo comfortable, and the silhouette feels refreshing after years of skinny skinny skinny. Last year’s version of the Uniqlo Crepe Jersey Wide Pants is one of my favorite work-from-home pant options. Actually, they are from two years ago and in a slightly less dressy cotton jersey, so does that mean I can get this year’s version too :)? I can not tell you how many times I have worn these pants and they are still in perfect condition. I have been super obsessed with the Kotn Culotte Trousers since they came out. The silhouette is fantastically flattering and the sustainable brand has a great story.
Ok, I want to try every single pair of these jeans! I’ve been wearing my super comfy Uniqlo jeans and my Athleta Sculptek jeans during quarantine. The Uniqlo jeans are comfy because they are soft and loose. The Athleta jeans are tight and cute, but crazy comfortable, believe it or not.
Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 20 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Learn how you can train with Lani and Kyle to become a personal stylist at The Stylist Studio.
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