Audrey Hepburn Approved: 2 Ways To Wear These Zella Pants

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I’m of the camp that thinks when you find a Good Black Pant, you keep the Good Black Pant. Audrey Hepburn agrees. 😉

I fell in love with these slim black trousers from my recent Zella try-on and immediately wanted to experiment with styling them up. And since they’re not your typical dress pant, I wanted to test them out with fancier pieces, as well as an everyday sporty look.

Farm Rio Floral Cropped Linen Blouse With Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Sezane Woven Gold Heels

Top (M) | Pants (M) | Shoes | Bag

One cool detail about these Zella High Waist ankle pants is that they’re made from a technical fabric, as expected from an athletic brand like Zella. Surprisingly, they still read as polished work pants, yet are comfy and easy to wear. Perfect for travel, too! No fussy fabrics here.

These pants feel particularly fresh, I think, because they’re slim. The silhouette leans towards a vintage vibe, like something Audrey Hepburn would have worn. Which is why they’re perfect for ballet flats (which I normally hate – these heels are as close as I get).

Outfit 1: Zella Pants + Pretty Top + Gold Sandals

Farm Rio Floral Cropped Linen Blouse With Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Sezane Woven Gold Heels

Top (M) | Pants (M)

This fab Farm Rio floral top arrived just in time to style up with the pants, and omg I wasn’t expecting to love the combo, but I do! It’s so lovely and statement making, and would be perfect for a special event. The top is shown online with the matching skirt, but the full combo is too much for this not-super-femme-all-the-time gal, so I needed to see if I could make it work.

Turns out it does. And paired with my lovely new Sezane gold woven heels…uh, so fun.

Farm Rio Floral Cropped Linen Blouse With Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Sezane Woven Gold Heels

Top (M) | Pants (M) | Shoes | Bag

Fit Notes: This top runs a little narrow through the torso but has plenty of room in the shoulders. I tried the Large, too, to see if I would prefer the fit, but I didn’t. So stick to your typical size here. It wasn’t tight in my torso just not swingy/boxy.

These pants are true to size, with a nice high rise that isn’t middle-squishing. They’re pull-on style but with an actual waistband and faux zipper placket on the front, making them feel more like a trouser than an athletic pant. I love love them and have worn them multiple times already. Wearing a M and I’m an 8/10 these days


Outfit 2: Zella Pants + Utility Jacket + Adidas

Zella Lightweight Packable Utility Jacket with Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Adidas Nora Green Stripe Sneakers

Jacket (M) | Pants (M) | Sneakers | Bag

Sporty casual is what I live in day-to-day, and those two words best describe my personal style. Many of Zella’s clothing items hit that lovely mix of sporty/athletic without being boring or basic. They have cool details that elevate their items beyond athleisure. Case in point? This lightweight Zella jacket is the most gorgeous shade of blue/grey/green and has some really special details (collar, pockets, drawstring waist, etc).

Zella Lightweight Packable Utility Jacket with Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Adidas Nora Green Stripe Sneakers

Jacket (M) | Pants (M)

I’m pairing these Zella pants with low profile sneakers (my fav wider-toe-box alternative to the Sambas), where previously we paired slim (or skinny) pants with giant, chunky sneakers.

Zella Lightweight Packable Utility Jacket with Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Adidas Nora Green Stripe Sneakers

Jacket (M) | Pants (M) | Sneakers | Bag

This tank is one of my favorites for workout or casual days. It’s soft and light and true to size, and comes in a ton of colors. I like that it’s slightly boxy and short-ish, without being cropped.

Zella Lightweight Packable Utility Jacket with Zella Slim Black Ankle Pants + Adidas Nora Green Stripe Sneakers

Jacket (M) | Tank (M) | Pants (M)

Fit Notes: The Zella pieces (jacket and tank) both fit TTS. Unlike most Adidas sneakers, don’t size down! (I typically do 1/2 size down in most adidas styles, but not these.)


These black Zella pants for travel? Forget about it. Perfection. And I forgot to mention really easy to wear with a TON of shoe styles. Grab these for sure for any spring or summer trips coming up and thank me later!

xo,

L

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