Eileen Fisher Harem Pants
Everlane sweatshirt (pardon the wrinkles, I literally pulled it out of the package and put it on. I’m SO pleased with this, it’s dangerously soft, and the “mauve” color is very nice. I wish it was a little shorter, so it didn’t bunch so much around my waist, but it’ll do. It’s a medium)
Camper sandals (I really put these to the test the last three days and I can tell you they’re the best sandals EVER. It feels like you’re walking on clouds)
Banana Republic tote (this is the tote in my “what’s in my carry-on bag” video)
So…these are the Eileen Fisher harem pants. I got them in a size medium; although the smalls fit me, I wanted them to be longer. These are phenomenal, amazing, perfect – any positive adjective you can think of, these harem pants ARE. As I mentioned in a comment yesterday, my stride is pretty small because my legs are short, but I honestly don’t think these would be “walking restrictive” at all even if you have longer legs – I have a long, “lean” James Perse skirt that’s harder to walk in than these. They are lightweight, but not flimsy, and not sheer, although I would recommend wearing “nude” or black undergarments under these pants, NOT WHITE. I was slightly worried about these collecting lint or looking dirty, but they don’t, even after hours of flying time, they looked perfect getting off the plane. The only problem with these, if you can call it a problem, is that you can’t cross your legs one on top of the other in them. I tend to sit like that a lot, and it’s really not possible with the bottom restricted like with a pair of these harem pants. It’s more lady-like to cross your legs at the ankles though, no? so perhaps this is better anyway?
I wouldn’t necessarily wear them for a flight anymore, because of the “restriction” and that you’ll inevitably have to be patted down somewhere because of the nature of harem pants, but I will wear them any other chance I get, and I think because of the material, they’ll be great for traveling (won’t wrinkle) with. I can’t recommend these enough. Sure, they’re an investment, but they’re made in the US, super-chic and easy to wear, can be dressed-up or down, and they make a statement. Here’s another picture:
I did also want you to see how big that Banana Republic tote is, and how it holds so much stuff as a carry-on bag. It was really perfect, I was very pleased with how it held up on this trip. If you’re not picky about a few of its shortcomings (no flat bottom, no zipper closure), then it’ll make a great travel bag for you too. (BR has green and “camel” in stock, and 30% off through 4/7)
Ok. Have I convinced you to try harem pants? Either H&M or Eileen Fisher? What do you think??