Shopping for the Perfect Pair of Pants







I've always preferred dresses and skirts over pants and shirts because of the ease and feminine appeal of them. If I wore pants, it was mostly jeans or jeggings, which are limited in my daily wear because my workplace only allows denim on casual Fridays. I've recently been experimenting more and more with trousers and pants and really enjoy their versatility. I love that you can wear them to work with a classy button up top or dress them for a night out with your favourite off-the-shoulder top. 

If you've been thinking of purchasing a pair of pants but unsure of what to look for, keep in mind the following 3 easy points the next type you go shopping: 

1. Fit: Ensure the pants fit your body in all the right places. Nobody wants to look at a saggy crotch or sloppy hemline, where you're practically tripping on your pants when you walk. Aritzia has been my go-to for trousers as they have cropped lengths and I don't have to worry about needing alterations #shortgirlproblems. 

2. Color: Start with something neutral like beige or black to have multiple styling options. 

3. Comfort Level: Can you move in them? Do they ride up into places no pants should go? Make sure you can get around comfortably because you'll probably want to wear them when you're looking for an outfit with minimal maintenance and maximum ease. 

What do you look for when shopping for the perfect pair of pants? 

S H O P  T H E  P O S T: 




Outfit 1
1. Top: c/o Simplee Apparel
2. Pants: Aritzia
3. Sandals: Zara

Outfit 2
1. Top: H&M similar here and here

55 comments

  1. Very good advices my dear :-) Usually I do a lot of trying on pants before I buy.I never buy pants online because I'm afraid they will not fit me;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Alice! I know the feeling, you want to make sure it's the perfect fit!

      Delete
  2. Hola Rina muy buenos días!
    Me encantan los dos estilismos, el top negro es precioso y el pantalón me encantó, con la camisa también sienta muy bien, vas guapísima. Un fuerte beso.
    http://meryofstyle.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  3. This sandals is very beautiful! I want them! *_*
    Look super chic, congrats!
    Kiss
    Luna
    http://www.fashionsnobber.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love those pants, they're amazing! Perfect with the shirt. You look fab xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow you look beautiful!! your hair is amazing, great post!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: WHILE IN MADRID...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous post! I've always been the opposite, feel much more comfortable in trousers than in skirts / dresses but can definitely appreciate the appeal of the latter! xx

    moorizZLA

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can see that, I've actually been finding myself more in pants lately too. Must be going through a phase =P

      Delete
  7. I love your pants. They go so well with your striped shirt.
    sophieatieno.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the two outfits here girl - I'm sure those pants can be styled in even more great ways as well :)
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carmen! Oh I think they can be too!

      Delete
  9. I love your black top babe and the way you styled your pants :) Hope you having a good week :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

    ReplyDelete
  10. You're so beautiful! I love your hair!
    Fab blog! I'm following * Follow back?
    Kisses <3
    http://omundodajesse.blogspot.pt

    ReplyDelete
  11. Some great tips babe! I always find it hard to buy pants so will keep these in mind!
    Ps. Love the colour of these ones!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Emily! Glad to have helped xoxo

      Delete
  12. These pants are so fabulous on you! I really need a versatile, stylish pair like this in my wardrobe. I'll keep these tips in mind when shopping for them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kasie! These ones are super versatile an stylish <3

      Delete
  13. Really good tips! I do try on any pants I buy, because you just never know. Also, I agree that comfort level is a must! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. Loving your style and I'll be following you on G+ and Instagram from now on. Hope you follow me there as well. Cheers!

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a great look! I love those pants!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    New Post: Stay Classic

    ReplyDelete
  15. You nailed this outfit! You made pants look so feminine! I love Aritzia!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Theses pants looks so comfy I love it. They way you wear it, looks so chic.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

    ReplyDelete
  17. You nailed the fit, color, comfort of those pants. I look for all of that as well, plus where I plan on wearing the pants. Ex. work or causal
    www.comfycozyup.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thanks babe! Yes you need to feel comfortable at work otherwise it will drive you crazy!

      Delete
  18. Such a cute and chic look! Love your pants <3

    xo,


    http://aikocunanan.com/silver-girl/

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm in love with those shoes <3

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great advices, as usual! O love your striped shirt!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

    My Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the soft colors of the pants. Good advice, girl. TFS!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm often a bit scared of venturing out of my skinny jeans comfort zone but you look so gorgeous I feel much more confident in looking for some pants now.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww glad to have inspired some confidence in you to try something new! Let me know how it works out!

      Delete
  23. Loving the minimalist style of these pants! Elegant look! x
    Trend-Mae

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maeva, they definitely do have a minimalist vibe <3

      Delete
  24. I love everything about this look. So elegant and chic :) You look absolutely gorgeous girl
    xo

    www.layacharon.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love how versatile these pants are. They look amazing with the slouchy shirt you're wearing in the second set of pictures.
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    ReplyDelete

© and she Dressed...

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services - Click here for information.

Professional Blog Designs by pipdig