I’m a little out of my comfort zone here. These are my very first pair of white pants! Let’s hope I don’t spill coffee all over them. As you might know, I’ve been stalking the slouchy chinos from Everlane for a while now and absolutely fell in love with them (to my surprise) when I tried them on in the Manhattan showroom. Finally a pair of pants that look much better on a “real” body than on models.
I wanted the black ones but they were sold out in my size for the longest time (now available!). I was worried about the dirt factor with the white color, but I ended up finding these pre-owned at 50% off and decided to take a risk and went for it. I’m glad I did. A lot of reviews mentioned that they were too sheer but I think people were over reacting about that. Nude panties are required but that’s not a big deal.
I really love the shape. At times they look really big, like hammer pants especially when you’re moving around, but they drape nicely into a less extreme silhouette when you’re standing still. The fabric is light and buttery soft. I tried the go-weave version, but the material felt too synthetic and the drape had a lifeless, lame appearance. The soft chino fabric is what makes this cut work. Avoid the go-weave! And size down. I usually wear a 6, and got these in a 4 and they are a bit loose still. I could probably fit into a size 2, but a 4 is safer because they will probably shrink in the dryer.
Cold weather has ambushed us in NYC this week, so I’ll have to save these pants for the spring/summer months next year. When I’m back in LA though, I’m sure I’ll be able to wear them year round. Can’t wait. I’ll be in Palm Springs California for a week in November and plan on wearing these babies around as much as possible.
Like everyone else, I’m prepping my closet for fall and winter. I’m getting sweaters dry cleaned, investing in a sweater de-piller, conditioning the leather on my boots and bags, revamping my supply of leggings and socks, and tossing out stale summer clothes that I didn’t actually wear this year.
I bought a pair of those boyfriend jeans in black from everlane, in hopes of adding another fuller coverage pant that I could wear to work during the colder months, but the jeans had more of a skinny jean silhouette than I was going for. I also didn’t like how the legs flared out slightly at the bottom. It’s barely noticeable but I couldn’t get over it. I am not a fan of flared jeans, no exceptions, never. Back they go.