I need a replacement for jeans once the temps rise. Denim shorts have the same vibe, but sometimes I’m not in the mood for the back of my thighs to be stuck to various chairs. Maxi dresses and skirts fit the bill, but what if I need to suddenly…IDK…spread my legs or something? Spontaneous cartwheel? Sit cross-legged on the floor? (The sitting is doable, it’s the getting up or down in a skirt that’s troublesome.)
I really, really like pants. They are my sartorial comfort food. And I’ve spent the last two summers eyeing up my friend T’s chambray joggers. She bought them at J.Crew, and has been wearing them with tanks and strappy sandals, looking all calm, cool, and collected while I, clad in my usual denim underwear, unstick my thighs from my seat.
Turns out, J.Crew has not only brought them back again this year, but they’ve actually expanded the line to include additional colors, all in linen. (And they come in petite, regular and tall sizes.)
Turns out T was right. These are the pants of summer. They’re insanely comfortable, yet flattering enough to wear with swingy tanks, making this outfit perfect for hot days.
Linen Pants, Swingy Tanks, Cute Gladiator Sandals…DONE
Top: Madewell Embroidered Island Tank Top (xs)
Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff Arella Strappy Sandals (I had a pair of these a few years ago – in black – and Minkoff has brought them back much improved. The footbed is nice and squishy this time around, and the leather very soft – no breaking in required.)
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James Rae Sunglasses (30% off right now!)
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