Thursday, October 31, 2013

Look for Less: Gigi, Pixie, and More

If you're looking for a pair of great fitting slimming ponte knit pants that can be worn in any occasion, there are many options in many price ranges.

My first stop for black pants was J. Crew. Let's face it. I could spend all day in the store and love to see everything there. I found the Pixie pants in a structured black color. I have a pair of Pixie denim jeggings (yes, seriously!) from a year or so ago and LOVE them. The pants are a great fit and are super flattering, but at $98, I didn't take the full price plunge on the black pants.

Luckily, J. Crew Factory has a version that is very similar to fit and style called Gigi. To be honest, I didn't notice any major difference in the quality of the two pants at all. The Gigi is on sale right now at around $49, making a much prettier price point.

Finally, I found a fabulous option at Target in the Junior's section. The Xhilaration pants are a steal at only $20. I did pick up a pair and am eager to see how they hold up in the wash compared to the J. Crew version. There is a difference in the quality and feel of these pants compared to the J. Crew versions, but honestly, they're just black pants. I think it's worth it to get the look for less with the black pants and splurge on another piece of the ensemble.

If you want to get a little bit fancy and go beyond the basic black pant, there are a few luxe options. My favorite choice is the J. Crew Factory Dotted Gigi Pant with black flocked polka dots. I picked these up today at 30% off and free shipping. I thought that it was a great deal and the pants are unlike anything else I've seen in stores.

There's a version for Crewcuts, too!  

Shopping Guide 
Pixie, Gigi, Target

When do you splurge and when do you choose the look for less?

1 comment:

  1. i don't know about the Factory and Target options but I have to say the J.Crew pants are worth the investment. I've had them for a few years and my cost per wear is probably pennies. They hold up great!



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