I love shopping, but I loathe shopping for a particular item. That changes shopping from shell collecting on the beach to breaking my back digging in for doubloons. It's certainly worth it if you find treasure, but if you don't you have a bumpy beach and spasms around your spine. Number one on my list of things I hate shopping for is jeans. Number two: standard black pants.
becca is a fan of the Editor from Express. Ringing in at just under $50, this clean cut pant is available in five office friendly colors. While I strike out hunting for pants in stores, I've had great luck ordering from the Victoria's Secret catalogue. They have a fabulous selection of suiting options in a variety of cuts. Many of their clothes are steeply discounted right now, making these lovely wide leg pants $29.99 instead of $78. If you're on the tightest of budgets (and have the skinniest of legs) Forever 21 actually carries a basic black pant for around $22.
Whenever I'm at the mall, I always swing by the sale section of Banana Republic. Their pants fit wonderfully (although not as well as when they offered in-house tailoring), and I can usually catch a good sale for out of season fabric weights. J. Crew and Ann Taylor both sell pants for around $130, but are worth stalking for sales. After all, classic work wear is their bread and butter.If you have a rubbery budget, perhaps you'd be interested in some black slacks with fun details? I'm not so crazy about the pocket flaps on these trousers at Nordstrom from Nanette Lepore, but I do go a little weak in the knees for a good cuff. The pleated, baggy yet tapered pants by Vince at Shopbop are certainly the trendiest selection here, and they're almost sold out. My favorite of these dream pants is certainly the wide-leg self belted design from Anthropologie. They remind me of vintage sailor uniforms and that's always happy.
Where have you found your best black pant?