Sweatpant-Like Dress Pants, Styled For Weekend, Work, and Wink-Wink

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Meet my new favorite pants.  These babies are crazy comfortable and can go everywhere:  coffee, work, date night.  They are, technically, ponte pants, but they’re stretchier than the ponte pants I’ve worn before, yet are thicker and super soft.  The thickness (and rear pockets HOLLA) make these pants appropriate for work (even if you don’t have your bum covered), but feel like lounge pants.

I’m alllll about lounge-like pants.

Lastly, these pants are high rise so they smooth out your mid-section and don’t need to be tugged up.  Yes.  Yesyesyes.

Keep reading to see how I styled these pants for a precious weekend morning alone (yes to that, too), work (pretending that I’m still teaching), and date night (sexiest sweatpants ever).

I’ll Have Pancakes With a Side of Silence

In terms of comfort, it’s hard to beat a comfy t-shirt paired with these soft pants.  I love the green + oxblood combo for Fall, and grounded the look with neutral accessories.  In this case I did both black and taupe.
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Wearing:

Pants:  “You Raise a Good Ponte Pants” (c/o, Also available in black – I’d recommend sizing down . . . I’m pretty much always a size medium (size 28/6 pants) but got a small and they were perfect.)

Top: Tunic (old, but this top is the perfect length and this short-sleeved tunic has a flattering drape and comes in a ton of colors)

Shoes:Intrigue Heels (c/o, these shoes are surprisingly comfortable and versatile . . . go up a half-size.  I usually wear a 7.5 in sandals and an 8 in boots and these would have been too small in 7.5)

BagBackpack (Backpacks are so easy and this is a gorgeous green color)

Leather jacket (similar, LOVING the navy color of this one!)

AccessoriesGolly Geometric Earrings (c/o, the perfect size for everything from casual to dressy and not too heavy), Leaf Necklace (similar, this one is really pretty too),  Rose Gold Watch (similar), Rose Gold Sunnies (similar and on sale!)

 

Work Work Work Work Work

For work, add a pretty blouse and throw on a trench or blazer.  I love this top because the ruffle sleeves help to balance out narrow shoulders and wider hips . . . plus it’s nursing-friendly!modcloth-ponte-pants-6

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Wearing:

Pants: “You Raise a Good Ponte Pants” (c/o, Also available in black)

TopZeal Studies Top in Navy (c/o, also available in white and yellow)

ShoesIntrigue Heels (c/o, these shoes are surprisingly comfortable and versatile . . . go up a half-size.  I usually wear a 7.5 in sandals and an 8 in boots and these would have been too small in 7.5)

JacketPink Trench (similar)

BagTote bag (similar)

AccessoriesGolly Geometric Earrings (c/o, the perfect size for everything from casual to dressy and not too heavy), Gold watch (similar)

 Take Me Out

Black strappy heels instantly dress up the pants for a night out.  Add a sexy little top, statement clutch and earrings.  Layer a lace jacket over top for an unexpected touch.

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Wearing:

Pants: “You Raise a Good Ponte Pants” (c/o, Also available in black)

TopCamisole (similar, also loving the neckline of this top which comes in a fuchhsia color that would be perfect with these pants . . . this high-neck sleeveless blouse . . . and this tie top is the perfect day-to-night blouse)

BagStatement clutch (sequins, pearls, rhinestones . . . something that makes the outfit)

ShoesSandals (similar)

EarringsGolly Geometric Earrings (c/o, the perfect size for everything from casual to dressy and not too heavy)

JacketJacket (similar, I’m obsessed with the gorgeous lace detail on this one and the accentuated waist)

 

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XOXO,

Scotti

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A huge thank-you to Modcloth for sponsoring this post!  We’re all thrilled with Modcloth’s new line – affordable, sweatpant-like dress pants will always be worth writing about. And readers, thank you for your continued support of The Mom Edit.  It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated!

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. I couldn’t even read the whole article because that pic of you, by yourself, in a cafe, eating alone has captivated my imagination! I *know* you weren’t alon (photographer atleast) but it looks amazing…

  2. How is the coverage? I usually don’t like sweat pants or dress pants because I like a more structured look/feel. I don’t like to think about any dimples or panty lines showing…

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