Elizabeth Suzann Clyde pants (gift for review from Elizabeth Suzann) | size 6 regular
Everlane cashmere sweater | small
Freda Salvador Lock D’orsay sandals | a year old, brown suede version at Tradesy
James Perse mini canvas tote | free shipping through 3/19 with code GRECHENMAR17
Another Elizabeth Suzann item in my closet I should wear more often: the clyde work pants. You may remember, I received these early last year from the company to review, and sent them back, because I wasn’t sure I liked them on my body type, but then last fall, after regretting sending them back ALL SUMMER, I asked if I could please try them again, and the wonderful Elizabeth Suzann obliged.
I usually default to jeans, but it’s really just as easy to wear these, and they’re just as comfortable. And I’m used to the shape now; it’s not “conventionally flattering” on my wide hips & larger legs, but I love the look with something cropped and smaller up top to balance it out. It’s such an interesting look, meeting my “effortless chic” standards and then some. The more “edgy” shoes help to harden the look a bit more (plus the black) so I’m not veering so hard into boho or artsy territory – looks I appreciate on others, but not on me.
I mentioned yesterday that I’d love to have a Harper for every season, and I love THIS particular clyde style, but not all of them. As you know, I bought the clyde jumpsuit during the sample sale, and while I really loved it, I sold it on slowre this week. It was a hard decision, because I would have worn it some, in spite of the fact that it was too big on me once it stretched out, AND my short arms couldn’t even reach the bottom of the pockets (a big problem, since the pockets are what I love the most about the clyde). That was honestly the breaking point – I literally had to lift up the pants leg, and bend over to reach anything I had in the pockets.
Anyway, this all really just reinforces one of my guiding forces when it comes to clothes (I have many), which is you never know until you try. Sometimes, you’ll try something and not like it at first, but will over time, or vice versa: you’ll love it for a little while, and then tire of it. Or is that just me?? I frequently find myself moving on. Not from everything – I never quite move on from most James Perse dresses, skirts or tops, but I’m often surprised that some things I thought would turn out to be wardrobe workhorses, just aren’t.
These clyde pants are, however. And if you’ve been on the fence about ordering them, I recommend them highly. Although I think they might be testing out a new cotton material for them for the next collection? I like the cotton twill, and find it very comfortable. It doesn’t stretch as much as the cotton canvas, but is still very soft. I also don’t find it as much of a hair/lint magnet as the cotton canvas. At least not in the green…