It’s summertime, and let’s be honest, comfort is key. Sure we love a breezy dress, but some days call for the kind of errand running, people meeting, and chore doing that only pants can accommodate.
We’ve gone ahead and pulled our faves—they offer all the comfort of a sweatpant but with enough polish so you won’t feel schlumpy.
Our advice? Look for breathable materials (cotton, linen) and loose construction. And if you feel like going the extra style mile, instead of pairing them with a sneaker, wear them with a pretty sandal (in a color even!), a ballet flat, or an espadrille.
Classic khaki pants that you’ll live in all summer long.
White House Black Market
A skinny-straight style with LOTS of stretch allows these to mold to any shape. We love them with a tee or a button-down alike.
This is the kind of pant that looks like relaxed trousers but feels like pajamas. Consider it summer perfection.
Incredibly flattering shape in yummy colors and done in buttery-soft linen.
A classic, trouser-ish summer pant in navy (a summer fave) with kicky white topstitching.
Velvet by Graham Spencer
The Maya pant is a Velvet brand staple and no wonder it’s often sold out. It’s relaxed, yet the tailoring keeps it from looking too casual.
This is what we call a “slim wide leg” at Six to Sunday. The wide-ish leg that’s slightly cropped (it’ll look good on women with height and will also work for shorties) and is shaped just right. They’re roomy but tailored, and the waistband is the perfect width. We all have a pair and they’re worth every penny.
If a track pant were to marry a linen slack, this would be their baby. The extra wide waistband gives this an extra “cool” factor while also being incredibly midline friendly.
We love the airy, lightweight fabric, and the elasticized (pull-on) waistband makes them the perfect grab-and-go pants.
The wide waistband is comfortable and flattering, and the exaggerated wide leg is accommodating and amps up the style.
Marine Layer’s #1 bestselling pant that is both casual and dressy at the same time. Made with recycled materials in an easy, relaxed fit.
The style is akin to a men’s pajama pant, and we like-y: roomy, casual, oh so comfortable. Buyer's note, the sizing is standard but it runs long (shorties: just roll them at the hem).
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