The fluid fit of the silky track pant is one way to wear the slouchy trouser trend. It’s an ideal way to feel cool, covered, comfortable and dressy in trousers when temperatures begin to rise. Furthermore, you can adjust the length of these pants if the style has welted cuffs or elastic at the hems. Create a dressier look with the pants worn full length. Create a more casual look with them worn pulled up to calf length.
The examples below illustrate the concept quite well. The second pair are made of jersey knit, and not silk, which means that you can apply the concept to knitted versions too.
Your footwear options are strappy sandals, cage heels, ankle strapped wedges, pumps, pointy toe pumps with ankle straps, peep-toe pumps, peep-toe booties and booties. I do prefer silky track pants worn with a heel, be it low, mid or high. Although a d’orsay flat and gladiator sandal looks pretty fab paired with them too.
I wanted to add a pair of patterned silky track pants to my wardrobe this Summer, but couldn’t find a pattern that I fancied in a length that was long enough at the time. I also didn’t want another solid black bottom. As Fall collections hit stores, I finally see the right length in colours and patterns that DO tickle my fancy. But I’ve missed my window to wear these in Seattle because our Summers are very short, and I run very cold. To purchase them now and only wear them a couple of times is not worth it. So I won’t be getting these till next year. Hopefully I will find a great pair when the time comes.
Are you wearing the silky track pant silhouette? If so, do you wear them full length, pulled up to calf length, or both? Or are these pants just not for you.