I don’t know why my clever hashtag hasn’t taken off outside of… well, me. Pants. Sigh… SIGH. Though I have found many a great pair of thrifted pants, after three kids, no exercise and a love for wine and chocolate, me and waistbands are never going to be BFFs. I find pants the hardest thing to shop for. Finding the right fit and length are always challenging; yeah yeah yeah, tailoring will help but I know myself and know that I’m unlikely to follow through with tailoring unless it’s something really special. I will take a dress over pants any day and though skirts have waistbands, they somehow seem less bothersome. I could rant more about pants but I’m going to stop now because I found a pair of pants to shut me up: pajama pants!
Pajama pants or harem pants or silky pants – whatever you want to call them – seem to be everywhere these days. I scan the racks at VV looking for a pair any pair and haven’t had any luck, except for my client Susan! Then, last weekend while shopping at Stasia, lo’ and behold, pajama pants in my size!
Shannon (and, er, Jim) can attest that this little amount of skin in the fitting room selfie is a relative blessing…
I can’t claim that the rear view in these pants is spectacular, but they were long enough, had pockets and a versatile print with gray, my comfort colour
. At $14, they were pricey for my thrifty standards but still a great deal, still second-hand.
Naturally, I wore them as soon as humanly possible and styled them a couple mixed and a couple matched ways…
All the colours you’re seeing are neutrals, so the mix comes from the patterns!
Anne Ross metallic slides $9.10 VV Boutique, accessories from my closet
Polka dot tee $3.60 VV Boutique
Seychelles sandals gifted but thrifted, accessories from my closet
I had a casual day of errands and torture (cleaning van)
yesterday so chose all casual looks; but I have ideas of how to style these pajama pants up for work… might even do that tomorrow! They were so incredibly comfortable that I actually forgot I was wearing pants.
I went to the mall, ran into stylish friends
at MAC, and noted that the pattern and fabric of my pants are similar to what I saw in the shops including Aritzia…
Pajama pants > strapless romper
I would (and will) wear all these mix or match looks and more! I have no doubt that I’ll easily surpass 14 wears to bring these pants to a cost per wear
that I can live with, not to mention I have at least 14 tops that would coordinate for an excellent “styles per cost
” prognosis! And did I mention that I’m not afraid of these pants??!!
Which is YOUR favourite look?