I can’t seem to figure out this spring weather in Toronto. Is it hot? Is it cold? I’ve been scouring my closet for appropriate pieces to wear and decided that today (or at least, the day I wore this) was a good day for plain ol’ basics.

These pants in particular are a workhorse in my wardrobe. In fact, so much so, I purchased another in fear that I might ruin the first pair for wearing them so often.

Grey sweater + skinny black pantsGray sweater + skinny black pantsClub Monaco Rachel Pant / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Dogeared Necklace (similar here or love this) / H&M Rings / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch (similar) / J. Crew Merino Wool V-neck sweater / Michael Kors Runway Watch

For those that are interested, these pants are on sale with an extra 30% off the Club Monaco website with code MEMORIALDAY.

What are the workhorses in your closet?

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  1. Lauren May 26, 2015

    The pants fit amazing on you but as a petite woman, do you have to get these regular length pants altered to fit like this?

    • Cher May 26, 2015

      Yes. To get these to just the right ankle length, I hemmed them up about 1.5 inches. My inseam is unusually long for a petite, so someone with a shorter natural inseam than my own would have to hem these >1.5 inches to get a similar result. HTH!

  2. Lauren May 26, 2015

    Thanks so much for the tip Cher! I usually avoid non-petite pants but now that I know they can be tailored to look this great, I’ll definitely give it a try.

    • Cher May 26, 2015

      Oh definitely try non-petite pants! It doesn’t always work, but occasionally you will find a gem where just a simple hem job will do the trick! Some brands even though not technically “petite” are more petite-friendly than others. It’s just a matter of figuring out which ones they are and which ones are flattering to your body-type without having to do more difficult alterations. Personally, I do very well with Aritzia and Theory. Club Monaco is hit or miss, but a few of my most favorite pairs of trousers come from there. GL!


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