Thursday, July 28, 2011
Well, perhaps a more appropriate post title would be I think I'm lovin' linen. I don't actually have any wide-legged, beachy pants in my closet.
I'm tired of being hot and sweaty and mostly I'm sick of shaving my legs every darn day. Wide-legged linen pants seem to be an appropriate response to all that.
There's lots to love out there. To wit:
• Converse One Star "Estella" linen-blend pants ($29.99). This seems to be the most logical choice because it's the cheapest. They're sold out online (is that a hint at their spectacularity?), but I spotted them in a local Target, not in my size (of course), but they seemed soft enough and not too sheer. I plan to hunt them down.
• Current/Elliott Wide Leg Lounge Trouser ($185). Doesn't it just seem wrong that something with the word "lounge" in the title comes with a three-figure price tag? No doubt the Cadillac of linen pants, these aren't even linen. They're Tencel, which is awesome because it drapes so nicely and is sooooo soft. The flat-front is a bonus because you can wear a shirt untucked without that unsightly drawstring bulge.
• Allen Allen Linen Pants ($59). The front, button pockets add a cute detail and the straight, not overly wide leg, is good for a more conservative pant.