Insomniac Sale Picks: Edgy But Office-appropriate Pants

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Olivia requested a few picks for edgy but office-appropriate pants, so here we go:


Wayf Front Pleat Crepe Pant – was $58, now $29.98

Nordstrom says these are “track” pants, but all that means in this case is that they’ve got an elasticized waistband. This pant is made from a drapey rayon crepe that is dressy enough for most business casual offices, and features a totally gorgeous print. Leave your shirt untucked if you’d prefer to conceal the elastic. Available in sizes XS – L. (If the print doesn’t send you, this solid black pair has a similar cut and shape.) ASOS Curve has a style called the Peg Pant that is similar, comes in several prints, and is available in sizes 14 – 24. Peg Pant also in petites.

unionbay skinny pant

Unionbay Elle Vent Hem Ankle Pant – was $48, now $19.99

For a less showy but still edgy look, a slim black pant with some hardware detailing is a great bet. This pair has zippered pockets as well as topstitching tuxedo details at the leg sides and three buttons at the hem. Available in sizes 0 – 13. These similar LOFT pants aren’t on sale, but come in regular, petite, and tall sizes 00 – 18. And if you like the zips but prefer a wider leg, these CK trousers come in charcoal and aubergine.


Artois Wide Leg Pant – was $148, now $39.95

Prints, colors, and unusual shapes all add edge to pant styles, and palazzos like these are definitely stand-outs. These have the added bonus of a dark, almost boudoir-esque print that can be balanced beautifully by a simple black sweater or blouse. Available in sizes 0 – 12. These palazzos come in several colors and prints and are available in 1X – 3X.


Petite Side Striped Straight Leg Pant – was $98, now $47.99
Extra 40% off added in shopping cart

These guys are only available in petite sizes 00, 0, 8, 10, and 12 online, but I wanted to include them because they’re a great example of a tuxedo-detail dress pant that isn’t over-the-top. There are lots of leather stripe pants available now, and they’ll work in certain office settings, but a more subtle version like this will be more versatile. (Call your local Ann Taylor to see if your size is available in-store!)

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for edgy but office-appropriate pants:

  1. Yoox – Size availability will be patchy, but so many fun options. This cobalt and black pair is phenomenal.
  2. Anthropologie – I still remember a pair of uneven-legged slacks that I tried on and HM talked me out of in the Anthro fitting rooms. (Like these.) I should’ve bought them! Check the sale racks if full-priced pants make you cringe.
  3. Modcloth – Every office is different and some styles will not pass muster, but poke around. These exaggerated widelegs with braces are fantastic, in my opinion.
  4. ASOS – Much like Modcloth, use your best judgment. But in among the weird and wild are more subdued pairs like the peg pants above and these jacquard crops.
  5. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Look to the past for interesting pant styles that differ from what’s on the mall racks now. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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One Response to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Edgy But Office-appropriate Pants”

  1. Mia

    These are some great choices! If I hadn’t put myself on a shopping ban this year, I’d give a couple pairs a try–interesting work pants that fit are a pain in the butt to locate.