5 Essential Pant Types to Have in Your Closet
If you think we are being bias about pants – think again. Yes, we love pants of course, built an entire business around it and we can’t get enough of them - so many styles, fabrics, colors and fits to choose from in today’s trends. You wonder if you will ever have enough with new-found editions of them every season. It can be exhausting keeping up with the latest styles and trends, but we know what’s timeless and what will stay here for a while. Let’s just say we know a lot about pants and dissect various styles and trends daily. But let’s go back to the basics of the 5 essential style pants every woman should always have in her closet.
Style 1 - Jeans
Denim jeans have been a go to essential for over 100 years. With many, shades, washes, cuts and fits, they will always be a favorite and considerably one of most important pants to have in your closet. You can wear them with almost anything and that’s why we believe it makes them that fundamental pair of pants you should always have. With many styles to choose from, here are a list of the styles you shouldn’t be without.
-Mid Washed Ankle Fitted
Classic and essential is what you would call the mid wash color ankle fit jeans. Honestly, these would pair well with any shoe type with the simplicity of the ankle cut, makes this a must have. The mid wash color is the perfect shade that goes well with any colors and tones.
-Straight Leg Fit
The straight leg fit style is the style you will want to wear with sneakers, the slight leg opening makes it a good layer over the sneakers.
-Stretch Denim Fit
Stretch denim or denim with spandex is always a good idea, it is such a great benefit to have jeans with stretch. Jeans with a spandex blend has a softer feeling than 100% cotton denim. Depending on the amount of stretch the jeans has, spandex can range from 2% and beyond, it will give you flexibility and added comfort.
Boyfriend jeans are an oversized fit that can go from cool to fashionable with a special ease. Usually, a loose fit the boyfriend jean is more so a masculine cut jean that women are loving. They are not too feminine but with the right footwear and top it’s endless what type of styles you can create with these jeans,
-Vintage Wash High Waisted 100% Cotton
Typically comes in a mid to heavy weight fabric, vintage high waisted jeans are something special, it gives you 90s Guess or Calvin Klein supermodel campaign chill vibes
White jeans are a very clean and crisp style to have in rotation during the spring and summer
Style 2 - Black Pants
Dontella Versace was asked in 73 Questions with Vogue “what is one item every woman should have in her wardrobe – her answer: a pair of tight black pants” and we couldn’t agree more. Black pants are the only item that will make your style refined and simply electrifying all at the same time. The color is rich and timeless. Some even say that the color gives you a slender appearance. Let’s explore the types of black pants you will always need in your wardrobe.
Very sleek and smooth – leather pants provide an edgy element to any look. It’s buttery soft texture fabric makes you feel and look fashion forward
Woven black pants are an astounding type of black pants to have, they are a favorite style trouser for the elegant and polished woman. Get these trousers in ankle fit, straight leg or wide leg fit.
-Knit Cigarette Pant
I would call this the elevated legging, it’s definitely has the same characteristics of leggings, but it looks more wearable and looks not so much like athletic wear
Style 3 - Dress Pants
When you want to activate your inner girl boss mode, dress pants are amazing to continually have in your closet whether for work or special outings. Some ladies have chosen to incorporate this style outside of the office and for travel.
-Straight Leg Trouser
A classic shape and fit that pairs well with collared shirts. It’s a traditional style that’s ageless and goes so good with a classic pump shoe
-Wide Leg Trouser
This style accentuates your legs giving you a taller yet leaner presence
Cropped pants are a cool pant to have in your wardrobe, they don’t feel completely formal and surprisingly looks good with flats or heels
-Black Wool Trouser
Flawless structured fit – wool is a durable fabric that suits well and is top quality. The style is very rich and elegant
Great for texture and subtle dimension when you want to switch things up with your style
Style 4 – Leggings
Leggings are used for more than exercise today; a great pair of leggings can enhance your wardrobe instantly. For your everyday look, rather if you are headed out to the gym or a night out. Recently, leggings were the easiest pair of pants to grab and wear to be comfortable, while we all were restricted to the house this past year. Fashion brands that would never include a pair of leggings or lounge pants in their collections are jumping on the trend of comfy easy leggings. Below are a few basic styles that you need in your closet
-High Waisted Legging
High waisted legging is so essential for every woman. Offered in a variety of styles, high waisted leggings are a great fit that hits just above the waist perfectly. Covering your mid-section whether you are concealing those extra pounds from quarantine or simply a mom on the go. Honorable mention: Biker shorts
-Kick Flare/Split LeggingsThis trend made an impact a few seasons ago and we think they are here to stay – it’s a cross between bootcut leg stretch pant and legging - they are not as wide and not tight fitting around the ankle.
-Wide Leg Fit Legging
If you’re bored with the ankle fitted legging, opt for a knit wide leg fit pants – they look great for summer months and adds a new style component to leggings.
Style 5 - Loose Fit
You don’t want to always wear curve hugging clothes and I get it, whether you prefer modest fashion or simply want a more relaxed fit. Make sure to have your loose-fitting pants in heavy rotation – since they are so comforting, and they look good too when styled the right way! Sweat Suits, track suits, athleisure, streetwear are not just weekend attire any longer. Many brands have updated your everyday sweats, cargos, track pants and joggers. You can find a loose fit pant from high end to fast fashion.
These pants are just so easy and comfortable – no longer looked at just something you wear around the house, but they have now elevated. Coming in many rich fabrics like French terry cloth and high graded fleece cotton. No doubt these were the most popular pant of 2020 and 2021 will be no different.
Cargo pant or aka Utility Pants are a relaxed fit pant with large pockets down the sides of the pant leg. Usually comes in a cotton canvas or nylon fabric, these pants are not most recognized but are considered an essential in our book. You can do many amazing looks with the cargo pant whether dressy or casual styles.
As you can see, pants are a must have for the modern woman, with so many different styles to select from for your shape and personal preference, you will always need these 5 core styles (jeans, black pants, dress pants, leggings, and loose fit pants) in your wardrobe. They are a great balance and pairs well with things you already have in your closet. These essential styles also pair off well with those new trends you were eyeing on your favorite style influencers these days. Most importantly these essential styles are great to rotate throughout the year and are considered a necessary investment for your wardrobe.