Thanks for answering my letter! Anyways, I love that pants are “back” for fall, but I’m not sure what style to try. Are there any that you’re particularly fond of right now?
Yours, Currently Pantless
Pants are a basis for much of our collection, and I love them for many different reasons…. Whether it’s a swishy pajama pant, a severe cropped matchstick, or a loud floral trouser, pants can play to so many different figures and tastes.
It’s a relatively new category for womenswear, historically, but one that is very important indeed. The social acceptance of women in pants only really harkens to the 1950s; think of Mary Tyler Moore on the Dick Van Dyke Show, vacuuming the living room in her cigarette pants and little slippers, or Lucille Ball in a gingham pedal-pusher in the Connecticut ranch house.
Right now, I am loving the idea of a novelty pant taking the place of a fancy accessory. Why not throw on a simple blouse with a colorful printed pant? This feels new to me, rather than a loud topcoat or novelty handbag. And boys, this goes for you too. A navy blazer and tee-shirt goes a long way with a novelty pant in lieu of jeans.
Interesting waistband details are also important to me: a combination of materials like leather/shantung or wool. Safari waistbands with buckles, rope belts, and cargo pockets all seem like a good direction to go in.
Genetic Denim makes a terrific lean trouser-cut denim that is dazzling, and my girlfriends have been going nuts for. I think as long as you can find something comfortable and chic that makes you feel beautiful, that is trend-enough.