Insomniac Sale Picks: Quality Work Trousers

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, 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?*

Garrett requested a few picks for quality work trousers, so here we go:


Ann Taylor Curvy Tropical Wool Trouser  – was $129, now $77.40
with code TRENDS40

Garrett was specifically hoping for some dressier-than-cotton options, and tropical wool is a classic. These trousers are lined, but tropical wool is lightweight and meant to work year-round. Available in sizes 00 -18, including some petite and tall sizes. (Non-curvy tropical wool options from Ann Taylor here and here.)


Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Wool Gabardine Trouser – was $139.95, now $129.95

Not sure why all the sale pants are some variant of a “curvy” style, but these are less so than the Ann Taylor pair. With a mid-rise and just a hint of stretch, these lined wool trousers are also a good bet for all-season wear. Available in heather brown, heather gray, and black in sizes 2 – 20 including some petite and tall sizes.


Anne Klein Tropical-Wool-Blend Bootcut Pant – was $99, now $79.20
with code BRANDS

These are a wool/polyester/stretch blend and unlined, so I’m hoping they’re a nice soft weave. If a wide, trouser leg doesn’t suit you, this slightly contoured boot cut could be a great alternative. They look black, but these pants are navy blue. Available in sizes 0 -16.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for quality work trousers:

  1. Banana Republic  – Although quality can vary, BR is my main source for work basics like trousers. Shop in fall and winter when fabrics are heavier.
  2. Talbots – With petite, plus, petite plus, tall, and standard sizes, Talbots gets the prize for best size diversity.
  3. Brooks Brothers – With styles from wide legged to skinny and lots of quality materials, this legacy brand is a good bet.
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Durable goods like lined wool trousers typically hold up to use, so they’re good bets for thrifting. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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8 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Quality Work Trousers”

  1. Melanie Simmonds

    I can attest to the Ann Taylor trousers – I have 2 pair and they are my very favorite for work. They don’t wrinkle, crumple or sag. They fit nicely and are comfortable. And they really are all season barring those 106 degee days when just thinking about clothes makes you hot.

  2. Sara@MilwaukeeKitchen

    Thanks for this list! I am a sucker for Talbots pants…I usually wait until a sale and then stock up on their wool and even poly-blend styles. I will have to try your AT pick…they look good and on sale, are a nice bargain! Sara

  3. Coleta

    I like all three trousers, but Ann Taylor is my favorite. How about featuring designer handbags or boots (since fall will be here soon)?

  4. kim

    Uh, does Garrett want links to women’s pants or men’s pants? Not judging, Garrett can do what ever makes Garrett happy, but I am painfully curious.

  5. Annabeth

    I’d love to see sale picks for interesting patterned Ts or casual shirts/blouses, the sort of thing that can be dressed up or down.