After years of a WFH lifestyle, the thought of dressing up for the office can be daunting. If you’re looking for a staple to start with, you can’t go wrong with a nice pair of black pants. Banana Republic’s Hayden Taper Pant hits the sweet spot where polished meets comfortable. Strategist writer Ambar Pardilla, who’s tried several pairs over the years, says these “have a bit of a trompe l’oeil effect: The flat front and faux fly make them look traditional, but the pants have an elastic waistband in the back that’s easily hidden with a blazer.” Pre-pandemic, they survived daily commutes from New Jersey to the city, and Pardilla was such a fan that she now owns five pairs. If you’re looking to stock up, the time is now. They’re half off, bringing the price down from $90 to just $45. You can grab them in classic black and other neutrals such as white, navy, and dark gray.
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