Fashion Friday: The Basic Black Pant

There is nothing better than buying something that you know you can wear a multitude of ways- both for your wallet and for your peace of mind when getting dressed (or packing for a trip!) One of those items, that is a STAPLE for summer office dressing is the skinny cropped black pant. Now I have not worked in a real office in YEARS, but if I did I’m pretty sure I’d be rocking skinny black pants all the time (shown here is the J.Crew Minnie but I have the Pixie and LOVE them). Here is a pair shown dressed for the office, for a night out and for the weekend. Lots of bang for your buck!



1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. (also looks KILLER with jeans!) // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17.

This all said, isn’t this exactly how you want to look/feel/be this weekend? Yeah, me too.



  1. As someone who has and does work in an office, the skinny cropped black pant is a work horse in my wardrobe.

  2. Thanks for doing this FF. Love it. May start sticking with black trouser and then accessorising. I’m finding this heat exhausting! Have a great weekend.

  3. Thanks for these great suggestions, Erin! Is item # 9 navy or black? I think it is navy, but it is hard to tell. I will be buying the black pants for sure. Have a nice weekend!

  4. And for all those momma’s to be, J.Crew just came out with a maternity version of both the Minnie and Pixie ;). Happy shopping!

  5. I love the J Crew skinny black pant options – the only issue is that I find I am constantly dry cleaning them!

  6. Erin, Oh yes, I would love to get away and just relax, read, have a glass of wine (and look as gorgeous as she does!)

    I used to have a fitted cream vest and a black one that I made so many outfits with!! I remember taking it to Greece and sitting at a sidewalk cafe wearing it! Alas they were both size 2’s!

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  7. I bought my black Minnies the first year they were made and I LOVE THEM. They have held up really well and are perfect in so many situations. However, I have tried to buy new pairs in other colors and in black but they have changed the bottom of the pants in the calf area and now they gap and fit funny at the bottom. I don’t have tiny calves and they still fit loosely. I’ve told the people at J Crew that they ruined a perfectly good thing but I’ll post here it because I am SURE THAT JENNA LYONS checks out EOS! Maybe she’ll get the message!

  8. I SO agree heather! They did change the calf and it’s too baggy which is why I LOVE the pixie- I get them cropped at the tailor for 20 bucks!

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  10. Love all of it! I adore the white vest – it’s effortlessly chic and versatile, and you could pair it with virtually anything. Also, I purchased some amazing black skinny Theory pants about 5 years ago (very similar to these precious J. Crew ones) and they have held up remarkably well. Definitely check our their skinnies in the fall – so worth it!

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