The Best Cool & Comfy Pants

I saw them in September when I was shopping at Zara in Paris. I honed in on them like a hummingbird to red.

I was there to capture the latest streetstyle trends outside Paris Fashion Week with a friend. The most memorable were full-body spandex bodysuits with pointy heels, mini skirts with huge army boots, and gingham dresses with gigantic puffy sleeves. I fell for all of it, but where does one wear a full-body spandex bodysuit IRL in a Canadian winter?

In Paris loving the paper bag waist trend

I think I fell for these paper bag waist pants because they felt edgy and relaxed. Like fancy jogging pants with a Reality Bites attitude. They felt gender neutral, with a slouchy artistic vibe that I gravitate towards.

They are now 30% off at Zara. They come in dark or medium denim, black, pale pink and grey. Here they are for your toddler. Here they are in vegan leather.

I thought I’d put together a little slide show to inspire you to try them if you haven’t yet. Dress them up with heels and a tiny bag, or go menswear with a blazer and sneakers, or just belt them with a vintage tee and your favorite spikey boot.

For more inspiration, you can see the Pinterest Board I made here.


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