You can never go wrong with a pair of black pants in your wardrobe. A tailored pair is a corporate wardrobe must have, whilst a flowing wide leg pant can create the base for an elegant evening ensemble. If you are wanting to extend the black pant into your casual weekend wardrobe a pair of culottes or drop crotch pants will look cool and stylish teamed back with a denim jacket and sneakers.
There are many variations on the black pant that you can choose from, including straight leg, wide leg, skinny, cropped, pleated front, flat front, belt loops or elastic waist, high waisted, pockets or no pockets. It's all about choosing a pair that flatters your body shape and complements your lifestyle.
Black pants are a no-brainer in a travel or capsule wardrobe as you can dress them up or down depending on the occasion. They also hide spills and stains better than lighter coloured clothing - which can be a plus if you are travelling with a minimalist wardrobe. If you travel often look for a pair in a quality fabric that you can wash and wear and that if at all possible doesnt require ironing.
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There are lots of different options out there - no matter your shape or size. Here are a few of my favourites.
Trenery offers classic styles in beautiful fabrications. These trousers are perfectly tailored in linen twill with a wide leg shape, sharp front creases and welt pockets for a streamlined look. Endlessly versatile, wear them with everything from sandals to sneakers.
Trenery Linen Twill Pant $149.00
As I have mentioned in previous posts Cue is one of my favourite brands for office/corporate wear. Cue offer a variety of black pant options that will work for different body shapes. If you are more adventurous in your fashion choices this floral racer stripe pair featured in Cue's latest campaign will set you apart from the pack.
Cue Floral Racer Stripe Skinny Pant $240.00
Forever New are a great destination for affordable on trend clothing. Catering for workwear, casual and special occasions they are a one stop shop. These mid rise, tailored slim pants are a great desk to dinner wardrobe essential.
Forever New Faye Full Length Slim Pants $89.95
Saba offers mid price tailored workwear and special occasion pieces. Culottes are on trend at the moment and will be a good choice as we move into the warmer Spring weather paired back with the shoe of the moment (the slide). This culotte could be worn more casually or carried through into the office when paired with a fitted jacket
Saba Jemma Culotte $179.00
Seed started life as a childrenswear boutique in 2000, later branching into womenswear and a range for teens. Seed offers well designed and high quality products and is known for its paired back aesthetic. They offer a wide selection of wardrobe staples complemented by extra fun party pieces for special occasions. These harem or drop crotch style pants are not for everyone. Generally you either love them or you hate them, but for the converts they are a super comfortable weekend go-to.
Seed Ankle Harem Pant $69.95
Portmans offer affordable workwear options including a large selection of pants in different styles. The most classic of the black pant options is the straight leg pant. Universally flattering for most body types, as it draws the eye down the body, the straight leg pant is a corporate wardrobe essential.
Portmans Madison Modern Essentials Pant $89.95