Current Craze: The Drawstring Pant

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I tend to have an obsessive attraction to certain clothing items. If a particular item is comfortable, affordable AND available in multiple colors,  it’s a bonafide hit for my closet.

This summer, we have a new winner: the drawstring pant.

Bow Camisole: Jean Paul Gaultier (Consignment) | Linen Drawstring Trousers: Maje | Sandals: Free People
Bow Camisole: Jean Paul Gaultier (Consignment) | Linen Drawstring Trousers: Maje | Sandals: Free People

It al started with this straw-colored pair from Maje, which were on sale earlier this summer. After wearing them for both work and weekend, I am convinced they go with absolutely everything. (I gave these a whirl with a crisp Brooks Brothers button-down and white Giulietta sandals, and it felt very fresh.)

Over the weekend, I opted for this bow tank — the symmetry seemed sweet.

Top: Diane von Furstenberg (Consignment) | Drawstring Pants: Isabel Marant Etoile | Sandals: Paul Andrew
Top: Diane von Furstenberg (Consignment) | Drawstring Pants: Isabel Marant Etoile | Sandals: Paul Andrew

After the success of the pale Maje trousers, I also got a version in basic black. These pants have a relaxed feel, but the tapered leg lends a current, polished vibe. (The last thing I want is to wear pajama pants in public.)

Here’s how my new favorite style icon, Amanda Brooks, wore my new favorite trend:

My latest style icon, Amanda Brooks, in drawstring pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim.
My latest style icon, Amanda Brooks, in drawstring pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

(If it seems like I’ve been posting a lot about Amanda Brooks lately, that’s because I idolize my icons as closely as my favorite clothing items.)

Here’s a flashback to first time these tapered Isabel Marant drawstring wonders showed up on the blog — but in blue:

Drawstring Pants: Isabel Marant Etoile | Tank: AYR | Raincoat: Trademark
Drawstring Pants: Isabel Marant Etoile | Tank: AYR | Raincoat: Trademark | Sandals: Marni

Do you have any favorite clothing items that you wear to death? I’d love to hear about them!

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