why I love it: It's no secret that I love some good irony in my fashion choices, and it's easy to write these off as "too casual" or "not worth the money," but once I saw them in person, I knew that was not the case. The J.Crew-ification of these athletic-inspired pants amps up the quality of the look of these, making them fancy sweats, the best of fashion irony. I saw them in the "vintage mahogany" color, which is the perfect feminine neutral-ish that offsets the sporty influence of the pants. I love these with pumps, as seen in J.Crew's photo, with a blazer and a statement necklace. Like this, they're convincing enough as trousers to take you to work. With some cool sneakers and a feminine top and long necklace, they would be great for evening. Throw them on with smoking slippers and a fancy sweatshirt or cool baseball jacket with a scarf and you've got an easy fall brunch outfit. I mean, winter is coming, so who wouldn't want to live in these in as many situations as possible? They're passable sweats, which makes them officially a must-have.
where to get it: J.Crew, $138