Hot lemon water in the morning? Essential. Cute Zoom background for con calls? Essential. Silk work-from-home pants? Also essential.
As we’re back to working from home again, there’s no denying that we’ve fallen into certain work-from-home rituals. Currently, we love cold brew or kombucha resting beside our roaring laptop. We like a smooth jazz playlist in the background. And we love a plush pillow for back support.
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There are countless articles on the ‘best’ work-from-home attire, but lately we’ve found that a pair of silk pants tops that list. Slinky, smooth, sensual, and cooling, it is comfort and elegance combined. Wide-legged, they leave room for our snacking habits. Shimmery, they make for a nice ‘gram background throughout the day. Semi-formal, we can still head out to receive a Lineman.
Silk pants: we’re calling them the ideal work-from-home pants.
From laid-back and unassuming to over-the-top glamorous, shop some of our favourite silk and satin pants down below. To give you a sense of the energy they could inspire, we’ve paired each pant with a recommended work-from-home email sign off. It’ll come in handy.
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- Halpern Satin Wide-leg Pants
- Louisa Parris + Net Sustain The Vienna Printed Silk-twill Wide-leg Pants
- Cult Gaia Kersti Plissé-satin Wide-leg Pants
- David Koma Cropped Feather-trimmed Crystal-embellished Satin Wide-leg Pants
- Atelier Pichita Desert Wide Leg Trousers
- AZ Factory Pijama The Kiss Printed Silk-twill Wide-leg Pants
- The Vampire’s Wife Jannah Floral-print Silk-satin Wide-leg Pants
- Seashell Swimwear Classic Oceana Pants
Beginning our list with the most elegant hue of them all, this pair of emerald Halpern pants are ideal for those who prefer classic colours to patterns. Featuring a striking jewel tone, we love the little details here: an elegant tie at the waist, and a sophisticated piping along the sides. The colour is serious enough to not make the soft material look like pyjamas, and the wait is high enough to tuck t-shirts for more casual days.
Why they’re essential: Everybody needs a pair of emerald pants
What to pair with: A cup of hot tea
How to sign off your email: “Yours regally”
Louisa Parris spells ‘wide-leg’ with a capital ‘W.’ Made in London from artfully printed silk-twill, do not let the playfully geometric pattern fool you. This is a very dramatic pair of pants. The legs are extremely wide, almost lifting you into flight as you walk. They can be worn with flats or heels, but they must always be worn with attitude.
Why they’re essential: Some days you’re just in a mood
What to pair with: A dark sleeveless blouse
How to sign off your email: “I’m fluttering out of here”
Here’s a cute one for the cute ones. Cult Gaia’s Kersti pants are made from plissé-satin, featuring a pleated look, and thereby offering an elongating effect for the legs. The cantaloupe hue is a great reminder to eat more fruit, and the matching top definitely a great way to reminisce about beach nights and disco lights.
Why they’re essential: Pre-pandemic, pleats were so hot in office wear, so let’s bring that back
What to pair with: A statement clutch
How to sign off your email: “Peace and love”
For days when you wake up feeling fabulous, as well as days when you wake up feeling faulty, these David Koma pants will make your day infinitely better. Made from lustrous satin, they’re embellished with crystals that are designed to look like high society polka dots, and feather-trimmed cuffs. We can imagine dancing in our home office wearing these pants, in a way that could never quite cut it in the office.
Why they’re essential: They’ve got crystals and feathers, enough said
What to pair with: Bright stilettos
How to sign off your email: “Toodles!”
Paying homage to Thai silk and Thai design, Atelier Pichita reminds us of Picasso’s The Persistence of Memory painting with these fisherman pants. Featuring a waist-flattering high rise cut and a self-tie belt, they’re perfect for adjusting throughout your day (bloat, no bloat), and with their clock motif are dreamy reminders of the passing of time.
Why they’re essential: They remind us to clock out and take breaks
What to pair with: White sneakers, as pictured
How to sign off your email: “I’ll get back to you when the time is right”
There’s a lot of love about AZ Factory’s ‘Pijama’ collection, bringing together the worlds of print and loungewear. These ‘The Kiss’ pants are made from silk-twill and boast a pop art-inspired design, and have a fun retro feel to them. We can imagine keeping a separate tab open to watch movies in this number.
Why they’re essential: Colours can refresh your mind
What to pair with: A white tee if you’re casual, a colourful tee if you’re daring
How to sign off your email: “May the vibes be with you”
For delicate days, opt for these delicate silk-satin pants by The Vampire’s Wife. Featuring the brand’s floral Liberty print, we love the relaxed cut and the feminine high waist. We feel like we would wear this to a tea ceremony. We feel like we might just reenact one at home.
Why they’re essential: They bring a sense of calm to the home office
What to pair with: A bun you tied with a silk scrunchie
How to sign off your email: “Looking forward to spring”
Spotted on various Thai fashion influencers, Seashell Swimwear — you guessed it — more commonly makes Thai beachwear. Yet given the pandemic and all its consequences, it isn’t entirely groundbreaking to wear beach pants at home. We love this classic cut and design, which feels appropriate to almost any situation. The waist detail is an elegant touch, formerly paired with a strappy top and now perhaps a blouse. Life’s a beach, right?
Why they’re essential: You can’t fault Thai wrap pants
What to pair with: Colourful junky jewellery
How to sign off your email: “I’d rather be in Samui right now, but anyway”