If it’s getting a bit too hot for your favorite sweats or leggings but you’re not sold on wearing shorts all day every day, a pair of loose, cropped pants can be the perfect medium between comfortable and polished. These, from Lululemon, are exactly the type we’re thinking of: High-waisted with a wide-leg silhouette that hits mid-calf, they’re both easy and breezy. The pants have elastic banding in the back, making them suitable for lounging and WFH — but their wrinkle-free fabric (and cute tie-waist) keep them from looking too casual, so you could also wear them to an actual office (whenever you may return to one). What’s more, they have pockets with a hidden compartment for keeping cards or cash, in case you want to run out without a wallet. On sale for 40 percent off right now, their price drops to $59, which seems more than reasonable for a pair of pants that can take you from the couch to a socially distanced coffee date with friends to a more professional setting (someday). In addition to the black shown, they’re also available (for the same price) in navy, gray sage, and yellow. A note: They’re final sale, so double-check your size. Reviews say the pants run small, so if you’re unsure, we recommend sizing up to be safe.
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