Today I’m talking about pants! I’m 5’2 or 160cm… and it is soooo hard for me to buy nice, cotton pants!
The pants that I try on in the shops are always too long in the leg or too bulky at the hips and bum. And it’s hard to find a plain, classic pair – with no frills.
I’ve tried on pants from Zara, H&M, Cotton On and other high street brands, where they cost around $49-$99. While they fit ok, I just don’t like the quality of the fabric – too see through, scratchy or cheap looking.
I’m usually a size AU6 / UK6. So I picked out a size XS in these pants.
They are loose at the waist and hips. So I should have chosen a size XXS.
However, they are very comfortable when I sit down, they don’t pinch me and they are not too tight at various places, so I’m happy with this size. They are very relaxed and easy!
And when I wear a belt and tuck my shirt in, they are fine.
The cotton fabric is lovely and light. The fabric is perfect for warm weather.
The pants have a nice structure, drape and it keeps it’s tailored look.
The leg length is kind of perfect, as you can see. Especially for when I wear heels.
I would definitely turn up the cuff when I wear them with flats or sneakers.
They are AU$95, which I think is a great price for clothes from a transparent, ethical brand.
I’m not 100% sure if the cotton is organic though.
Overall, I really like them. I’ve never had cotton chino pants like these before and these are just great!
Grana have a few sales on at the moment.
They are celebrating Women’s Equality Day, with 21% off women’s clothes with the code: paygap21
They are clearing out their winter stock with 30% off selected cosy essentials with code: babyitscoldoutside
(It’s a great time to pick up on some cashmere jumpers!)
And if the sales are over after this weekend, you can always use my ongoing code for 10% off and free shipping, with the code: karenxgrana.