Trends: Slouchy Trousers are Back

As I’ve said before, I don’t really wear pants.  If you see me wearing trousers, one of three things must be true: 1) It’s raining, 2) I overslept and didn’t shave my legs today, or 3) I’m out West where pants are the only acceptable attire for any occasion outside of a wedding.  So when I see an outfit that makes me thing my pro-skirt policy, it’s a big deal.

Photo courtesy @OscarPRGirl

A slouchy, 70s-inspired, tie-front pant in a rusty shade of orange?  These pants are a revelation.  

Basically, I avoid pants for a couple of reasons.  First, they’re not as feminine as skirts.  Second, I find them to be a bit constricting when I sit all day.  Three, I hate the wrinkles that develop on the inner thigh when I sit all day.  And lastly, they’re just not as special as a dress.

These pants are special.  They’re feminine.  And they look they’d be really comfortable.  Like pajama pant comfortable, it pajama pants looked chic and fashion forward.  Which, in case you were confused, they don’t.  Stop wearing them in public.

But I digress…

Luckily, I found a similar pant, in a similar color, in a price-point that I can afford.  It’s like the ghost of Farrah Fawcett smiled upon me.  (Oh, come on, those are totally Charlie’s Angels pants.)

Asos Tailored Palazzo Pant (Also in black, $72)

Sometimes, it’s just nice to see a trendy item that you really like.  It reminds you that you’re alive.  And these pants are trendy, fun, and, hopefully, flattering on my figure.  I guess we’ll find out in 5-7 business days when they arrive.



  1. DC Celine says:

    LOVE. not just 70s, but also very Hepburn. Kate, that is. Which wouldn't really add to your femininity argument, I suppose (though I happen to think she's one of the most amazing women out there, style-wise). So glad you tracked down that ASOS version. Might copy. Now.

    May 12, 2011/Reply
  2. KLo says:

    I adore these. Might also copy ­čÖé

    May 12, 2011/Reply
  3. amy b.s. says:

    i am loving these!

    May 12, 2011/Reply
  4. Alexandra says:

    Saw this photo and looked on ASOS right away too! Almost got the pants you did but they didn't have my size, instead i got these

    …cna't wait to see how they look!

    May 12, 2011/Reply
  5. Meghan says:

    i about died when I saw these pants. they are so dreamy!!

    May 12, 2011/Reply
  6. cia says:

    Arrrggghhh, wish I could afford the Oscar de la Renta pants!

    May 13, 2011/Reply