conservative office style Mar 9, 2016

The Perfect Black Cropped Pants

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PANTS: c/o Everlane  |  SHIRT: J. Crew  |  TRENCH: Reiss (also love the OLIVE and GREY versions)   |  BAG: M2Malletier  |  PUMPS: SJP Collection  |  SUNGLASSES: Wonderland  |  BELT: old, similar HERE  |  EARRINGS: Juliet & Company  |  NECKLACE: Gorjana  |  LIP: Buxom (San Francisco)

You know when you try on a fresh pair of tapered cropped pants and they’re totally smooth and perfect with that amazing crisp crease down the center of each leg that instantly makes you five inches taller and five pounds thinner?  And then you obviously buy them because you just got way taller and way thinner and Anna Wintour is probably going to call any second to ask you to be on the cover of Vogue and you’re going to need pants to wear when you meet her for lunch to talk about the “direction” of your cover shoot?

Then, you know when you wear them for the first time and after doing wild, exotic things like breathing, walking and sitting, the magnificent crease disappears and there’s nothing left but wrinkles and despair?

Been there, wrinkled that.

Well, our plight is officially over.  I have uncovered the holy grail of tapered cropped trousers, made by my sartorial spirit animals over at Everlane.  They’re 100% wool but have some sort of black magic weave that makes them intensely wrinkle resistant and suspiciously soft and smooth.  Plus, they have a tacked front crease down the full length of each leg, which means that long lean line ain’t goin’ nowhere.

Breathe away, my friends.  Heck, you can even go crazy and walk or sit in these.  Madness!

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22 Responses to The Perfect Black Cropped Pants

  1. Calli Cook says:

    I adore you sense of humor! I have wondered about these pants and glad to hear they are great.

  2. Christina says:

    I love these pants! I need to replace my current go to pair and these may just be the ones I replace them with!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  3. Kathy says:

    You know I’ve been vocal about culottes and cropped pants but replace the cropped ones with a long version and I’m totally on board with this look. Love the shirt and the pop of color in the coat. Great for spring.

  4. Les says:

    your sense of humor is amazing and (in part) keeps me coming back to your amazing blog! Love the pants and will definitely check them out. Thanks.

  5. Natali says:

    Superb business look, so classy and styled to perfection!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    This post was pretty hilarious – well-written! Those pants look fantastic, and I was surprised at the great price!

  7. Thuy says:

    lmao your writing always makes me laugh. I can’t stand wrinkle easy clothing. Thanks for the pants.

  8. Oh, I so need those pants! They look amazing, and your descriptive writing style makes me want them even more.

  9. Jessica C says:

    oh I AM SO BUYING this pair of pants!! They’d be perfect for my work!!

    Jessica || www,

  10. Cristina says:

    I’m in love with the shirt! Your outfit is really chic 🙂

  11. Christelle says:

    This coat is the bomb!! And I love these cropped pants too..


  12. Maggie says:

    This look is so on point!! Love it!

  13. Alice says:

    So perfect indeed! Love the blush pink jacket as well in this monochrome outfit!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  14. Anca says:

    I love the coat! such a pretty spring colour!

  15. Kelly says:

    The color of your coat is beautiful!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  16. Flo says:

    Great find Mary! Excellent post! Hoping they have similar lighter weight options for the Middle East.

  17. I so agree with you Mary. I love wearing formal straight pants, but the wrinkles drive me crazy.
    This seems like such a blessing. Will try it if it can be shipped to India.

    P.S. I am a huge fan of your style. Love from India.

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