Okay guys, my life has been a whirlwind. My husband played a very important match May 23rd that if they won they moved up a division. They won! Saturday we had a basketball tournament for my son and then finished packing our whole life and heading to the airport. We stayed at a hotel by the airport that night because we had to get up at 4:30 to get to the airport for a 6:30 flight. Four big bags, three carry on bags, two crazy boys and one tired momma. Then spent the next 20 hours traveling – stopping in Paris for 4 or 5 hours, then home to LA. We went straight to a BBQ with our church because we needed to stay awake. I unpacked and repacked a suitcase because early Monday morning I headed out to Texas for the JC Penney event (I’ll share more about that later). I was a pretty incredible couple days and I headed back on Thursday. Since Thursday I’ve been trying to recover. Resting & working & getting my kids adjusted.
But thank goodness, we’re back to normal. Whatever normal is for us. We’re not a very ‘normal’ family, that’s for sure!
So, while I was at the JC Penney headquarters they talked a lot about fall fashion trends for men and women. It was really fun and interesting and I ended up buying two of the trends while I was there! I thought it would be fun to share those trends with you all!
**I am a JC Penney ambassador and will be working with them over the next 9 months or so. While I will be creating sponsored content for them, this is not a sponsored post. I just really love my soft pants!**
So what are the ‘soft pants’ you say? Well, they are really lightweight, soft pants that tend to be tapered at the bottom with a fitted waist just above the hips. You guys, they’re like pajamas that are acceptable in public. It’s really a fabulous thing. If you never felt comfortable wearing leggings, these babies are for you.
So I wanted to show you a few ways you can wear the soft pant look.
You Fancy, huh?
Believe it or not, this trend can be worn fancy! I paired my soft pants with one of my favorite StitchFix tops and some strappy heels and bam, I’m all dressed up! The fit is loose enough to give you the choice to wear fitted or flowy tops. I do think you don’t want too much ‘flowy’ or overly baggy as to not actually look like a bag lady, but this top is fitted-flowy. It works.
I know we’re headed into summer and booties are being left behind with winter, but I wanted to include this to show how versatile they are. I also do want to clarify that they look best with low booties. Unless you can roll the pants, ankle booties just have too much going on right around that area and it’s not nearly as cute.
I know you were all waiting for it! Yes, they still look (and feel!) fabulous worn super casually. I wore this exact outfit on my flight home from Dallas and I never wanted to change. Perfect for a travel day too, lightweight and comfortable.
So what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t leave you with some affordable soft pant choices? A bad one, that’s what kind. So I rounded up a few of my favorites, printed & solids for you to shop around. And they’re all under $50! Because who wants to add an expensive trend they’re not sure about? I thought so.
- By and By Aztec Print Soft Pants: $46 (on sale for $24.99)
- MNG by Mango Denim Soft Pant: $35
- Floral Soft Pant: $29.90
- Color Block ‘track’ pants: $44 (on sale for $21.99)
- Prairie Floral Soft Pant: $24.90
- Pleated Cuffed Soft Pants: $40
- Bisou Bisou Soft Pant: $4 (on sale $29.99)
- Solid Soft Pant: $19.98
Well, I think that’s enough to get you started!
What do you think, is this trend a yay or nay for you?