What do I love? I love a comfy closet staple that’s also chic and versatile. I mean, that’s the wardrobe holy grail, right?
Summer Outfit Inspo: Athleta Cosmic Pants
The Athleta Cosmic Pants are just that. AND they’re lightweight enough to wear all summer long! Wow. Too good to be true? That’s what I thought. But, no. These are as good and true as it gets.
The wide-leg cut makes them super breezy and they’re made from a tech fabric but feel so silky. They’re breathable, packable, and abrasion-resistant, meaning they won’t snag. So you can wear these babies hiking AND to the office AND out to dinner! I mean. It makes the price-point completely worth it. This was one of those items I got in the mail and thought “OK, I’ll just try them on and most likely send them back.” Not so much. I couldn’t take them off, hahaha. I’m hooked. *Size note update: They now come in numbered sizes and find Athleta to run true to your typical pant size!
If you haven’t realized it yet from my recent posts, a knotted tee is my favorite for summer. It looks breezy and casual, but really defines the waist and is so flattering with high-waisted pants, shorts or skirts. I can’t stop tying my tees. I won’t stop. I love it. As someone with a shorter torso, it’s just such a game-changer. Plus, who wants to be trying to tuck in summer? Not me. Really loving this look so much.
I feel like I’ve already gone on and on about these pants, but a pair that can pass as office wear that I actually want to wear all day long at home? OK. These are great for running errands or lounging on the porch, drinking an iced matcha latte, and reading this adorable magazine I love, Sweet Paul. Remember printed magazines? YES. I love them. I always forget to look at digital subscriptions, but these I keep and treasure, and find a little break in my day to sit down and enjoy them.
Shop Wide-Leg Pants At Athleta
Because their fabric and fits are just so so good, I went ahead and only included Athleta pants in this roundup. Also, their customer service is incredible as are their return policies. Promise this post isn’t sponsored, I’ve just had the best luck with them, and they make my favorite pants! I’m intrigued by the new Brooklyn wide-leg version below! We all know by now how much I love the Brooklyn joggers by my recent post here where I styled them up a bunch of ways. All the options below do come in black, too, but in color, it’s just easier to see the details. Is it bad that I want them all?
If you’re looking to shop a Black-owned business, these stunning black wide-leg pants from Kiya Tomlin look really amazing. I got a couple of her pieces lately and the jersey fabric is SO soft and lovely.
Do you have any other favorite breezy versatile summer pants? I feel like it’s such a huge score when you find some winners. Sometimes I want to put on cute cutoffs, but most of the time I’m living for breezy pants this time of year. They’re just easier. And I think we could all use easier right now.
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Photos by the fab Posy Quarterman Photography