She Wears The Pants

by Anne Bella October 07, 2015

It used to be that only men wore the pants--literally and figuratively. It wasn't until the 1920s when Coco Chanel decided to put an end to the maddening corseted gowns (that were responsible for quite a few fainting episodes) and freed the female form by way of the wide-legged sailor pant she made, ironically inspired by actual male sailors she chanced upon. Since then, the humble pant has had countless reinventions, depending on the era, towards women's revolution that finally saw the female as a worthy counterpart. 

Coco Chanel and her life-changing women's pant design. Photo from

Nowadays, more often than not, women wear the pants: in the office, in a business, in the home. So we decided to highlight the different pairs we've made here at STU, styled differently than how you'd probably expect. Because we're all about new ideas and getting the most mileage out of your pieces. And we want you to focus on more important matters like ruling your kingdom and running the show. 

When you'd normally wear a fitted tank or tube top with drop crotch pants like the Parla , why not try a preppy stripe shirtdress like the Lagoa over it for an unexpected twist? There's also a little print on print action going on with the pinstripes against the floral. Pair this with high heels and it can actually pass for (super comfy) work attire. 

Overlap pants like the Gordes are normally reserved for resort-hopping worn over a bikini or tank top. We made it city-appropriate with a classic stripe top and complementing accessory like the Alka peacock necklace. 

Temper the ultra-boho and casual vibe of the Paez culottes with a staple chambray shirt cropped just below the waist and add an exotic choker like the Briti. Finish off with heeled sandals for an urbanized take. 

A great alternative to wearing sweats or leggings on long-haul flights are these Ikaria wide-legged pants. Keep warm with the Rajastani reversible jacket thrown over a stripe shirt to keep the palette interesting while staying with the current monochromatic trend. 

Hope you ladies picked up ways to reinvent your favorite pair! 

Your Purveyor-at-Large, 


Anne Bella
Anne Bella


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