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Must-Haves for Working From Home: Comfy Pants

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.

Happy Shopping!

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.

Marine Layer Allison Pant in Re-Spun (made from recycled tees), $98

Athleta Stellar Trouser, $138

MM.LaFleur Hockley Pant, $165

Nic + Zoe Bold Feeling Pants, $158

Garnet Hill Comfort Trousers, $119

NYDJ Marilyn Straight Pants, $119

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.

Athleta Utility Jogger, $89

Uniqlo Loose Fit Cargo Jogger Pants, $39.90

Sanctuary Camo Cargo Jogger Pants, $129

Sanctuary Terrain Pant, $99

Paige Mayslie Jogger Pants, $209

Wide-Leg Pants

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.

Athleta Cosmic Pant, $118

Uniqlo Crepe Jersey Wide Pants, $29.90

Kotn Culotte Trousers, $75

MM.LaFleur Milo Jean, $165


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.

AGOLDE 90s Mid Rise Loose Fit Jeans, $198

Everlane Super-Soft Wide Leg Jean, $78

NYDJ Sheri Drawstring High Waist Fray Hem Ankle Slim Jeans, $149

NYDJ Marilyn Raw Hem Ankle Jeans, $129

AG Jeans The Etta, $198

Trave Deja Tapered Utility Pant, $258

Caslon Drawcord Twill Pants, $69 $34.50

Uniqlo High-Rise Wide Cropped Jeans, $39.90

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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