Must-Have Work Pants

I find that my biggest dilemma when it comes to
professional wear is finding items that fit my style. For example, I hate flare
pants. You’ll always find me in skinny jeans (still working my way up to
boyfriend jeans). Even though I’m short, I have long legs, and skinny pants
just seem to be the most flattering on me.

Therefore, when it comes to work pants, the same
rule applies. When I find a pair that I love, it’s like the skies open up and
the angels sing. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s pretty darn

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I hit the jackpot at J.Crew in February. I finally
got a pair of Pixie pants, which look like pants but feel
like leggings (think stretchy and soft). I also tried the new Martie pant, which the employee told me was
replacing the Minnie pant. Think skinny and slightly cropped at the ankle. I
bought a second pair on my trip to Georgetown.

I’m in love with both styles, and I love that they
can be dressed up or down. Find more J.Crew styles below.

Shop wear-to-work pants:
Lesson: don’t settle when it comes to professional
wear. Find styles that you really love, and stock up in multiple pairs and
colors when necessary.

Oh, and this Topshop bag would be the perfect addition
to any interview, networking event, or a day at the office.

  • Natalie Timperio
    March 18, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    These pants look lovely on you! Definitely a style I would wear – I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Meredith
    March 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Love these pants! I have two pairs of my own and I love wearing them to work!

  • my cup of beauty
    March 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    love the pants!


  • Carmen Varner
    March 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Why is finding a decent pair of pants so difficult?! I love the way pants that feel like leggings.

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      March 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      It is hard finding a good pair of pants! That's why I'm willing to spend a little more if it's truly a pair I love. Thanks, Carmen!

  • Maricor D.
    March 19, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Great pants!

    Lots of love,

  • Carly
    March 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    These sound like awesome pants! I need to give them a try. I've actually never gotten professional pants from J Crew, but the mix of looking professional and feeling like leggings has me completely sold
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      March 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      They are really great! I promise! Thanks for reading, Carly!

  • Lindsay Ava
    March 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I need to own a pair of work pants, we are expectedto dress smart for finals, si would definitely get good use 🙂

      March 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      That's so interesting that you have to dress smart for finals. I definitely see more people in sweats and pajamas. These pants are great, so I hope you have some luck!