I took these photos after a full day of work, shooting new arrivals for SLOWRE, walking Dagny, eating pizza, etc. etc. I don’t have a bit of makeup on, and I don’t think I brushed my hair = reality.
And this is the third day in a row I’ve worn these pants. That’s what I do: I choose a pair of pants to wear for the week and put them on when I get up to take Dagny out, then wear them until Pure Barre, and if I don’t have anywhere to go during the day, I put them back on after my shower and wear them until bedtime. Since I got these pants they’ve been my go-to pants, but before that it was this pair (also by Simulacra).
Not that I wouldn’t wear these “out” – I would – but not if I’ve worn them several days at home first, I just have a “thing” against that. I’ve washed them already twice (never dried) and they’re holding up nicely. I do find that they stretch a little with wear, but not too much; they keep their shape generally and don’t ever look a mess. The pockets aren’t huge, but they’re sufficient for my phone, keys, treats and a bag when I take Dagny out.
As you can tell, they’re not super-slouchy on me in this size, but they’re slouchy enough, and if you have slimmer legs then they’ll be nice and slouchy on you if you take your true size. But the best thing? They’re RIDICULOUSLY soft and have a nice medium weight to them, so they’re not flimsy, and warm but not hot. Goldilocks pants? Perhaps.
Also, they’re made by an independent designer, responsibly (with 67% viscose from bamboo, 28% organic cotton and 5% spandex) in NYC. I’ve received other items from Simulacra to review, and they are all still on heavy rotation in my wardrobe. I wear the top to Pure Barre at least once a week, and I rotate the leggings now with these pants for home wear.
With the pants I’m wearing here, she also sent me this long sleeve twist top to try, but I sent it back. I tried both the medium and the large and I loved the fit generally, and the look, but I wished there was a little more room at the hips for me. Even the large was still a bit too snug. The top was lovely though, and I especially loved the neckline. If you’re smaller, or prefer a fitted long sleeve top, then I’d encourage you to try it.
Overall, I’m very happy with Simulacra for home/exercise wear, and am so pleased that I’ve been able to introduce the brand to you. And I know there are some other interesting pieces coming soon, so stay tuned!!