Thursday, 14 February 2013 22:31
by Amanda Bedgood
In my family we have a long tradition of loving easy pants. I don't know if we made up the name or if everyone else calls them that, too. But, we love our easy pants. They aren't always pajama pants or event yoga or workout/athletic pants. But, they are defined by pants that are not restrictive. They are the kind of pants that allow you to enjoy that second piece of Grandma's buttermilk cake (or king cake if you've been in Lafayette in the last few weeks). So, while we know you're all behaving now that Lent has arrived, we also know that Fat Tuesday bloat is still lingering and you want nothing more than a pair of easy pants to rock.
We found three such bottoms for the chicest of gals. The good news about easy pants is that they can work no matter your vibe. And many are quite versatile.
We'll start over at Brother's. For the prepsters, a linen pair of navy (such an on trend color) pair of Michael Stars pants are easy cool on the weekend without looking like a bum. Pair with a linen button down and long gold necklace. Roll up the sleeves and your'e casual cool.
For the funky gals, we have a stand out pant over at Hemline that can work with hippie chic flowy tops. Or a simple tank and piles of necklaces both short and long of both silver and gold. (Don't be afraid of mixing the silver and gold. We know it sounds crazy. You can do it.)
Vanessa V. offers a happy medium on the easy pants. These Nikki Poulos printed pants can go more or less funky depending on your vibe. The paired them with a simple black cowl neck top. Perfect for a weekend. They could also be great with a slouchy thin sweater during this transitional cold and then a vibrant tank come spring. Pair with an equally springy statement necklace in contrasting colors and you'll be totally on trend. And comfortable. After all, the key here is that these pants are easy on the body and on the eyes.
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