So there’s been a lot of style this week. Sorry about that. I’ve had little more than just enough time to get dressed this week (and color) much less have time to get crafty. Hope to be back to my diversified self next week!
Earlier this week, I discussed my love for the J.Crew Cafe Capris, Campbells, and now I want to share the Gap slim cropped pants. After abandoning my engrained thoughts of “no horizontal stripes on the lower half” last month, it was only natural that another piece follow. Enter these pants:
First off, I really prefer cropped pants. I like the way they look on me, so these pants immediately had that going for them. Then I found them super cheap at the Gap. The next natural step was to try them. Their fit was great. The slant front pockets are situated high so they don’t gape or create more visual space on the waist. According to the description, it says they fit below the waist. On me they fit at the natural waist. There is just enough stretch in the fabric that it doesn’t get lumpy during the day, but are very comfortable still. I’m looking forward to getting another pair soon.
My goal in remixing these pants was to use the same sweater+pants+heels
combination to show that these pants fit well in a simple work outfit formula. It took less than 5 minutes to put together these outfits, which is key to me in the mornings. (I really like my sleep.) I’ve also worn these pants so far with a tee and some colorful wedges
. There may also be plans to mix them with a dotted oxford… we’ll see about that later.
Left outfit- necklace: J.Crew (similar
) sweater: J.Crew
<–highly recommend this sweater Belt: Old Navy (similar
) Shoes: Steve Madden (similar
Right outfit- same necklace sweater: J.Crew
belt: J.Crew Factory (similar
) shoes: Franco Sarto (similar
Besides the fact that I need to put tape marks on my floor so I get consistent pictures, I you can see the versatility of these pants. For all intensive purposes, the outfits are “identical,” but give the formula look a different feel by switching up colors for the components.
I am VERY happy with these pants and highly recommend them. As much as I love getting all dressed up and remixing my favorite pieces, I am so excited that today is my jeans day at work. That privilege will be fully taken advantage of. Have you found your favorite work pant? Tried any of these?
*this post is not sponsored, I just really like these pants*
Yay! Off to order a pair.:) Or at least look them up. Did you get a chance to try the BR Hampton pants yet? I'm still loving them, but mostly on days when I feel slimmer. I'm having a puffy week this week and have been loving my Cafe Capris thusly.
Oh and PS, you look fabulous!!! Love the stripe sweater look.:)
Girl, I really like those. I say to hell with the rules. Wear stripes whatever direction you want on whichever half of your body you want. If it works, it works. 😉
I'm slowly getting to be that way. After gaining back SO much of the weight I lost and then some, I started getting really cautious about what I was picking out, but I'm finding some happiness and saying to heck with it. 🙂
LOVE these pants! Especially loving them paired with this neon sweater. You look great!
Those are so cute! I'm glad you decided to try them even though they are outside of what you normally wear. I am usually opposed to horizontal stripes on my lower half too – but you're right – these look great and are very flattering.
I haven't tried the Hamptons yet because they took away my closest BR. 🙁
Thanks Kaitlin! I prefer them with the yellow sweater too.
Thanks Ashley! I was really surprised at how much I liked them. I don't always document outfits, but I'm trying to so that I do put together a few more things outside of my comfort zone.
Cute, Meghan! I love these pants on you 🙂 I have tried Gap's slim cropped pants as well, and I really like them 🙂