By now, I think you know I’m all about a good dress. In case you missed it, this recent post rounds up all of my favorite looks for office holiday parties, offering a veritable panoply of festive dresses, separates and more. However, with lots of holiday parties in and out of the office, sometimes you just don’t feel like putting on another dress. Sometimes, and especially on December days when you’re freezing your tush off, you just need that closet comfort food—a good ol’ fashioned pair of pants. Is that too much to ask?
This season there are about a million insanely cool festive bottoms that will keep your legs covered, whether you’re headed to a casual holiday get-together or an upscale cocktail party. For a recent event, I took a breather from dresses and wore these amazing red satin wide leg pants (which also come in black!) with a coordinating red cold-shoulder top. It was a very mild evening so I was able to get away with this favorite fur vest, but the look translates perfectly to any kind of coat or jacket. You could even go fully monochromatic and wear this amazing red leather jacket that I love (I styled it here if you’re interested).
This is my first pair of satin pants (although I think I need to add THESE and THESE to the collection ASAP), and I honestly can not recommend them highly enough. I had a few moments where I looked down at myself during the evening and wondered momentarily whether I was living the “I forgot to put pants on” dream. Unsurprisingly, they feel exactly like wearing pajama pants, except they’re cool and socially acceptable. I have the true pajama-equivalent of these pants and judging by the stink eye I received when running to the mail room in them the other day, the actual pajama versions are notably less socially acceptable. Roger that, Judgy Lobby Lady. Roger that.
Aside from the comfortable glory that is a satin pant like the ones I’m wearing today, I’m swooning over all of the other festive pant options that I’ve included below. Many of these aren’t limited to the holidays either, so you can plan on wearing them to dressy occasions all season long. And, not to play favorites, but these sequined joggers, these awesome velvet pants and these houndstooth beauties are calling my name.
Also, while we’re on the subject of the season’s best bottoms, I just bought these leather leggings. Uhhh, fleece lined? I’m sorry, did you say FLEECE LINED?! Say hello to the pants I’ll be wearing basically every day for the next 4 months.
And lots of similar geometric circle statement necklaces (including the one I’m wearing) here: