Since starting a job in the corporate world, my everyday style has changed a little. My previous job didn’t have a dress code so I could roll in leggings and tee or a dress, it really didn’t matter. I prefer having a dress code because it forces me to get up and be put together. I enjoy getting dressed up for work because I feel like it just puts me in a better mood, plus I feel more confident at work and feel like I can be taken seriously.
I had a few workwear pieces in my closet, but really every job I’ve had has been a trendy and casual environment, so I never had a need to stock up on these pieces. Right before I started interviewing, I went shopping and picked a pair of Old Navy Pixie Pants. I had worn these in college during an internship and remembered how much I loved them. I got a basic navy pair and splurged for a gingham pair for summer as well, then later picked up a tropical pair because they were just too fun to resist.
Old Navy Pixie Pants Review
For short girls, I’m 5’2”, these Old Navy Pixie Pants are the perfect length. They hit right below the ankle on me, so they look great with loafers, heels, sandals, pretty much every type of shoe. For tall girls, they’ll probably hit at the perfect length for you as well, likely hitting above or at the ankle (they also make tall specific sizes as well). I just buy the regular sizing for reference.
My favorite thing about Old Navy Pixie Pants is they are super comfortable. The fabric is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, the cotton makes them breathable and easy to move in and the spandex makes them stretchy and easy to wear all day long. Because of the fabric makeup, they don’t wrinkle, so you will look just as good at 5 PM as you do at 8 AM.
Like I mentioned earlier, Pixie Pants come in so many different colors and prints you can literally have a pair for every occasion. With my basic navy pair I like to style them with a traditional button down for work for a professional look and with my printed ones, I’ll either opt for a white button down for work or a graphic tee or tank/blouse for play.
You can transition the Pixie Pants easily from work to play because of the length and fabric, you wear them to church, date night, etc. and not feel like you are wearing your stuffy work slacks.
Both my sister and my mom are teachers and swear by the pixie pants: because of the stretch, they can move freely with the kids and throughout the classroom, while still looking professional.
I also appreciate how low maintenance they are. You don’t have to worry about taking them to the dry cleaners or ironing them. I just throw mine in the wash with a normal load of laundry and dry them like normal as well. You could hang them, but honestly, I just fold them in my dresser with the rest of my jeans and grab them in the morning without ironing them and you could never tell!
Overall, whether you are a teacher, an intern or working professional I would highly recommend investing in some Old Navy Pixie Pants. For only $35 you really can’t go wrong and most of the time you can get them on sale for around $25-30.