I got particularly excited discovering the news that soft pants were an official fashion trend for autumn-winter 2014.
What’s not to love about a soft pant, AKA fancy trackies?
They always fit. And importantly they feel just as comfy on the couch as when out and about.
The key to finding said pants that are fit for public consumption is that there has to be some kind of shape to them.
The the best public-worthy soft pants have a good balance of relaxed and streamlined style.
They show our shape but skim over the shapely bits we’d like to skim over.
For summer, I’ve had a few of this style of pant on high rotation: the Country Road chambray utility pant (which so many of you jumped on and as seen here), the Mela Purdie black pant (as seen here) and the Sportcraft dotty pant (as seen here). Each are elasticated at the waist and each are cut so they flow over my hips, just so.
The newest soft pant to tick all my wardrobe boxes is the jersey crop Lauren pant from Melbourne-based label, Motto.
Here they are on the model.
Motto pants (I’m wearing size 16), tank (I’m wearing size 16 but could wear a 14) and top (I’m wearing size 14)* | Country Road sandals | Samantha Wills necklace
I love that these are cropped. It’s a flattering style that works well with flats or wedges. The jersey is super comfy to wear but the style is streamlined down the legs so is a winner in my fashion books.
The tank top could be worn on its own but layering a mesh top over the top adds interest – Motto is known for its easy layering options and even offers tops in a number of lengths to best suit you body shape and layering preference.
I’m a bit in love with the mint/black combination. It’s fresh and a great trans-seasonal combination.
Motto is a family-owned and operated fashion success story. You’ll find its stand-alone stores in key parts of Victoria and Canberra plus the label is available in select boutiques throughout Australia and New Zealand. It also offers online shopping, with customer service second to none.
Are you a fan of a soft pant?
* These garments were sent to me for editorial consideration