WhatIWore: I first started experimenting with soft, drappy pants last year. I made my first pair, which I loved in theory, but they didn’t end up being as comfortable as I’d hoped (the elastic hem was too tight, for example). When I saw these similar pants on a recent trip to Old Navy (our post sponsor!), I decided to give ‘em a chance and I love the way they look and feel! Here’s what I think you need to keep in mind when doing a jogger style pant to avoid looking like you’re out in your jammies…
When: May 8, 2015
Where: Morning walk and coffee shop
On Styling Soft Pants:
1. Go fitted on top, especially if you’re bigger chested. You don’t necessarily need a highly structured top, but something that is fitted will balance out the proportion of looser fitting pants. If you’re smaller on top, you can get away with a little more of a relaxed style.
2. Add a little lift. A tappered hem plays well with a bit of a wedge to lengthen your look.
3. Do your hair and makeup. You’ll look styled for daytime (or evening if you add some funky jewelry) instead of sleepy time.
But don’t just take it from me, the reviews on this style from other shoppers are great too. I think I’d like to go back and get a blue toned pair as well, but I’ll probably size down. For reference I’m wearing a medium here and wore them lower on my hips rather than at the natural waist. The front has a flat waistband, but the back has elastic, which would make this style pregnancy or post partum friendly too!
A big thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to try something different! Working with brands on What I Wore allow me to stay at home with my son and support my family.