Have you fellow East Coasters dug yourselves out enough to head back to work today?
During the spring and summer, my work wardrobe contains no shortage of dresses and skirts. But during the winter, I fight with Metro’s delays enough during my commute that I am not going to fight with Mother Nature, too. Pants it is!
I’ll tell it to you straight, I’ve tried most of the crop pants out there on the market since I think they work well with my body type and they always come in petite, which means I don’t have to pay my tailor to hem them. I’ve tried the J Crew Minnie, the Banana Republic Sloan Pant, and recently discovered my all-time favorite: Ann Taylor’s Tailored Ponte Leggings.
Seriously, y’all, the product description for these should read, “these pants are magic.”
Last week, my team at work went out for lunch to celebrate my boss’s birthday. (Mind you, I work on a team of eight women, most of which are also under 30.)
Halfway through lunch, we realize half of us are wearing these pants and convince the other members of our team to buy them. At a 100% approval rating, that’s a stronger recommendation that your average toothpaste! They’re structured, yet stretchy, and polished, yet comfy. And they are slimming even after an on-the-compnay birthday lunch, complete with tapas-style desserts. I mean, there’s not much more you can ask from a work pant.
Like I did here, I like pairing them with a heel, especially on days that I have a big meeting and want an extra boost of confidence. Finish off the look with a tailored shirt—I love adding pops of color to my winter wardrobe since everything else is so drab—and structured wool coat, and getting dressed in the morning will almost be as easy as when you throw on those summertime dresses. Almost.
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Ann Taylor Tailored Ponte Leggings
J Crew Factory Shirt—similar here
J Crew Factory City Coat—identical here
J Crew Factory Suede D’Orsay Pumps
Ray Ban Original Aviators
Sole Society Leopard Print Foldover Clutch
Tory Burch Fitbit Leather Wrap Bracelet
Photos by Monica