When it comes to dressing for the work week in the summer months, I’m into creating an uniform and purchasing in multiples. Last summer, I was all about flowy silk pants. I bought two pairs. They felt like wearing pajamas but looked work-appropriate, and I wore them constantly. Before that, it was a side-zipped cotton stretch pant. I purchased them in black, purple and gray and channeled Audrey Hepburn. This summer I’ve had my eye on crisp, cropped cotton trousers after spotting them on a few stylish girls on the subway.
With a pair of twill, slim-cut pants, I could wear flats on the commute and heels in the office. A blouse tucked in for a meeting day or a sweatshirt when they inevitably start cranking the air conditioning. I found my first pair on sale last weekend—in olive green from Vince. Now that I’ve fallen for this silhouette, I need to fill my wardrobe with some other options. I shopped for 20 other pairs of cotton pants perfect for the summer office, plus included the pair I bought and love in the slideshow above.