It’s so obvious it hardly bears saying: pants are foundational to any wardrobe. Even if you're the type who sticks to jeans
as much as possible (and knows the best way to wash them)
, there are women’s pants for all occasions, with deals on Groupon to help you break out of a denim rut.
When You Want to Look Sharp
Maybe you have a big job interview coming up, or a fancy lunch with clients. Work-appropriate women’s clothing
has come a long way over the past decade or so, and a well-fitted pair of women’s dress pants is indispensable. Look for one that’s snug through the hips and thighs, then straight from the knee down: it’s a timeless cut that will never go out of style. Bonus points if they have a crease, which instantly ups the business vibe. As for after-hours drinks or a date, consider something (slightly) more out-there. Leather pants may seem daring, but they look chic when you nail the silhouette: pair them with a slouchy tee
to balance the skintight fit.
Or Get Casual
Ahhh, you’re finally home after a long day. Everyone knows the first step to chilling out is pulling on a favorite pair of comfortable pants. And while some are made just for the couch, others pull double-duty as errand-appropriate duds, should you need to make a last-minute run somewhere. Flowing palazzo pants come in a wild assortment of prints and colors, and even some women’s sweatpants are tailored enough to wear out. To strike the perfect balance between respectability and comfort, reach for a pair of Annie Hall–style linen pants: they’re easy to move around in and highly breathable, yet look just right when you’re grabbing brunch