i’m fortunate enough to work in an environment that allows me to wear denim almost every day. and, while i’m profoundly grateful for this, the reality is that i get a little sick of sporting my favorite jeans day in and day out (not to mention how sick my co-workers must be of seeing them!). but i just couldn’t let go of the comfort factor…or the fact that buying trousers that fit me properly is the stuff of nightmares.
thank goodness i was recently introduced to designer kate mchale. she’s taken everything i love about denim and translated those traits to a trouser that’s chic, stylish and professional. as with denim, styles are available in a range of rises and cuts (i’d recommend staying conservative if these are headed for the office). and instead of different washes, you can choose from a variety of colors and/or patterns. but they still fit like your favorite jeans – it’s a very contoured, comfortable fit, and the fabric is not unlike a spandex-infused denim. and, as with denim, i’m going to urge you to steer clear of any colors that are too creative – stick to neutrals, please (or that fantastic retro plaid above!).
my favorites are the patricia, with its mod flared leg and cuff, and the sara, which looks like a very classic straight leg that will be gorgeous with heels (and note that office-friendly rise). or go with the winfield for a classic boot cut fit. whichever you choose, you’ll be strolling around your office looking like your usual fashion-plate self, only so much more comfy!
normally, mchale’s designs rival your designer denim at about $200/pair. but she’s kindly extending a whopping 30% discount to shoppingsmycardio readers through christmas. at that price, you might even consider picking up a second pair to gift! use code KMPANTS to score this deal, and you’ll be the envy of all your friends.