In what has now become folklore in my family, let me tell you the infamous “pants” story…
I was living with my sister in Kingston where she was doing her Masters and I was on clinical rotation at the hospital. She had just started dating (her now fiancé) Chris earlier that year. She had a small apartment with 1 double bed for us to share, where as Chris had a full house with a guest room… which living situation do you think we chose? That is how we both ended up essentially living at Chris’ for 6 weeks.
One very early morning when we were all getting ready for our workdays, I put on my dress pants and…Was. NOT. Having. It. They were uncomfortable. They were pinching. They were tight. They were wrinkled. What once I had previously tolerated, I had lost all patience for after watching my sister brush her teeth in her comfy Lulu pants. Chris, sensing my terrible mood, innocently asked if I was ok. I said without missing a beat “Nope!! I f*$%ing hate my pants, so I f*%$#ing hate everything!!” Dramatic? Maybe. Truthful? 100%.
Since that moment, I only wear pants that set me up for a happy, comfy, and good day. Why compromise on comfort when there are so many professional, breathable, not wrinkly, nice looking options! Here I have rounded up my favourites to avoid any future morning meltdowns…
2) Lululemon Essential High Rise Trouser – My most recent addition, I have them in Olive and love them! Perfect for tucking in a shirt.
3) Lululemon On the Move Pant (black and knit grey) … I don’t know if they make these any more but damn they are good!
4) Reitmans Straight Iconic Pant – comfy and look nice but don’t last as long as the Lulu ones, but reasonable given difference in price point.
As you can see, Lulu dress pants are my JAM!! They wash like a dream, don’t wrinkle, look nice, and are so comfortable! I’ve had two pairs for probably 3 years, wear them every week, and they still look like new! I always wait for the Black Friday sales to stock up or hit up the outlet to save some moula.
These also make fantastic travel pants as I found out on my honeymoon! They don’t wrinkle and are so versatile – you can dress them up for a nice dinner but still be comfortable enough to go for a walk and eat your weight in pasta.
What are your go-to work pants? I’d love to hear!