Whether you work in an office or chasing your kids around all day, pants of some sort or another are probably a big part of your wardrobe. They're comfortable, easy to move around in, and powerful women such as Hillary Clinton, Katharine Hepburn and Leslie Knope have made the pantsuit a staple for women who are Getting Things Done in style.
So what pants are must-haves? This Glamour article claims there are 10 types of pants every woman must own. I would disagree with most of them....I mean, patterned pants in a floral or jacquard? That just screams 1980s to me, and not some of the better fashion choices from that era either. "Persona-altering" pants? I'm finally old enough to like my persona just fine, thanks, and if I do feel like doing something a little more daring, a skirt or dress is a much more exciting way to shake up my "mom-mode" clothes.
Some of the other suggestions, though, are spot-on. "Office-appropriate" trousers are handy even if you never step foot in an office. A great pair of dressier pants that fit you perfectly, in a neutral like black, navy, or gray come in handy in all kinds of situations...think a nice dinner out, or a PTA meeting where you will be asked to speak.
Jeans that fit you perfectly are also really, really nice to have, although the photo that goes with the story shows form-fitting skinny jeans. If you look good and feel comfortable in them, great; otherwise, a well-fitting bootcut or straight leg is just fine.
One final quibble? They suggest "nice leggings" as pants you need to have. I am all for leggings, but it cannnot be said enough: Leggings are NOT pants.They are more like thick tights. If you're considering wearing leggings, look at the top you are planning and ask yourself, "Would I feel strange wearing this out in public with no pants on (like with a sweater or sweatshirt)?" If the answer is yes, no leggings.
Are you a pants person? What's your favorite go-to pair?