I enjoyed seeing the two pairs of casual pants Angie showcased today.

I really love the similar linen ankle pants I got last year from Athleta -even though I had trouble at first being okay with the tie at the waist. I think the deep navy color is perfect to hiding wrinkles and creases. Also, I ended up buying 2 other pants from Loft that had a tie waist. These are super soft twill cotton and lighter to wear than jeans - not to mention they don't wrinkle badly. I wear all three of these happily now as a great alternative to jeans or other pants.

Other notes: I don't like an elastic band or any band at the ankle for myself so I opted for pants that didn't have that feature. The pockets seem to lay flat for me on all three of these.