When the folks at La Garçonne approached us about offering Strategist readers an exclusive 20 percent off discount code for all Hope items (on sale or full price) on their site, we said yes. Because, as it turns out, the Strategist’s very own Dana Trombley is a big fan of Hope’s “News” trousers. Here’s what she told us about them: “I’d spent years trying to find a clean, sharp pair of cropped, dark-hued, straight-cut ‘boyfriend’ pants that were not made of denim. I’d seen men (zipping by on fixed-gear bikes) sporting my fantasy pants all over the city — rolled-up, ‘just rumpled enough but not worn out’ trousers. What about us? What about us? Then I found the News trousers from Hope, the ethical, utilitarian Swedish label that’s been under the radar for over a decade.” She continued: “Hope’s ‘signature fit,’ which comes in a range of colors, is made from an exceptionally soft and substantial cotton blend that does not wrinkle. Most importantly, you can wear them with heels to a dressy night thing, with flats and a silk blouse to work, or with a white T-shirt and sneakers to brunch. They are high-waisted, but not too high-waisted, and provide a great alternative to stretch-waist pants and the ubiquitous gaucho-style, wide-legged ones everyone wears these days. And they flatter my five-foot-four, size-medium frame. Pro tip: Size down.”
Same pants, different colors
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