The black wool pant — what is there to say really but that it is a staple in my wardrobe, especially in the colder, winter months. I love a crisp, cigarette pant that cuts just at the ankle beautifully and flatters my bottom perfectly (please see Victoria Beckham above wearing the most amazing pair of black pants I have ever seen). Actually, Victoria Beckham has multiple black trousers in her wardrobe that are literally perfect, and when I was researching for this post, images of her repeatedly came up featuring the best black pants that everyone should have in her closet. You’ve got the flared pant, a high waisted wide leg pair pant (see Tracee Ellis Ross below), the straight leg pant, the pleated front panel pant, the cigarette pant, the relaxed trouser ~ finding a great pair that flatters your figure is not always easy but essential because it will last a long time and carry many future outfits; the black wool pant will serve as the anchor in your ensemble since it’s just so easy to pair with a myriad style of tops and jackets.
Paired with a classic pump, the perfect white blouse and blazer combo, (which I wrote about here, here and here) adding this les essential to your wardrobe help make getting ready a snap when putting together a great, effortless outfit. It’s simply, quick and easy! You can be casual with Stan Smith sneakers à la Victoria Beckham or more formal with a blazer and platforms à la Tracey Ellis Ross.
As with all my classic pieces, I suggest investing in your black trousers and adding a few different style of pants in your closet. A well made, beautiful fabric pant goes a long way and the quality shows versus an inexpensive pair that will fray easily and have the black color fade quickly.
I loved shopping and pulling items for this blog post because there were so many styles to choose from with interesting embellishments and design. I know the grid below is just filled with black pants but I encourage you to click on the links and view the item in full, on the model and in motion on video. There are some really great styles. My personal favorites are the Alexander McQueen wool straight leg classic, (also comes in white) the Simone Rocha paperbag waist twill trouser and the Alaïa high rise waist wide leg pant ( swoon!!!)
Shop my Black Wool Pant Essential Edit
I hope you enjoyed this post about the les essentiels black wool pant everyone should have in their wardrobe. Let me know below in the comments section, where your favorite pair is from and how you like to style it? Until the next one . . .
Happy shopping ladies!