On my original spring shopping list, I had a pair of dressy track type pants. It's when I stopped looking, that I found my pair. They are from Ricki's and are super comfortable. I really like the length and how that leg line gets extended when wearing my black ankle strap suede and calf hair pumps. Those trousers are in pics #1 - #6. These are very quick stylings (I'm between getting home from work and making dinner) and not entirely sure they work exactly but hopefully you get the idea. They are 100% polyester but not like "old school" polyester - they feel more like silk and actually breathe quite nicely. In fact, it needs to warm up before I wear these outdoors.
Pics #7-14 are the J Brand Earhart aviator trousers I stalked on eBay. They are technically a cropped pant but not on short me. But you know what? I don't care! This twill blend fabric is so lightweight and soft, it's like wearing pyjamas. The fit is slouchy but not overly so IMHO. The legs are definitely wide and have a harem-like feel to them, but that's kind of what I like about them. Again, these are some very quick stylings. I've tried a roll on the bottom for other options but would have to add a pin on the inside as the zipper wants to pull the roll down and make it too bulky. So try and visualize the trousers with a flatter roll.
Just when I posted recently about not liking volume on my bottom half, look what I bought? But I figured out I really like the dressy pair because they taper at the ankle and are sleeker. And I like the casual J Brand Earhart's because they have a cool kind of vibe to them that somehow compensates for the extra volume.
Would love any/all suggestions for styling these new additions to my wardrobe. The dressier pair I can wear to work with a variety of my toppers. Oh yeah…and I'm having a BLAST with fashion these days :)
ETA: I just realized I have my hands in my pockets for all the Earhart outfit pics - I have no idea why!
Also forgot to mention that I'll be stitching down the slant pockets on the first pair so the side lays flat.