Alexandra Grant from To Vogue or Bust, guest blogs with us and showcases our Swift Pants ($118), sold exclusively at the lab!
The Swift Pant: From Casual to Coffee to Cocktails
By Alexandra Grant
Let me be straight with you from the get-go: though I’m a style blogger, I’m not exactly an “adventurous” dresser. I’ve always adhered to a “know your body and what works with it” principle; though it has helped me become a freakishly fast dresser in the mornings, it can also drive you into a bit of a sartorial stalemate at times too.
Then I met the Swift Pant…a touchable, tapered, drapey, beyond comfortable, slouchy yet fitted wonder piece that completely livened up my wardrobe. They may only be pictured here in three ways, but in the three short weeks since our first union, they have been worn more times than I care to mention. What’s more, I’m not only wearing them casually for catch-ups over tea with friends or for lounging around my cabin—I’m throwing them on with heels, coordinating studded clutches with them and even working them into a potential New Year’s Eve look (I have six contenders at the moment…yet another manifestation of my obsessive compulsive nature when it comes to styling).
Without further ado, the following is proof that these pants work for literally any occasion. And guess what? I’m wearing them right now as I’m typing this! Yeah…it’s getting weird.
We live in Vancouver. This means that a. you’re bound to get roped into a seaside walk at least once a month and b. in all likelihood, it will be raining. Cue in a comfy lulu hoodie, wool gloves, Cons and you’re set. What’s more, you’re not only covered on all bases in terms or practicality, but thanks to your draped Swifts, you probably also look far more chic than the average SeaWall stroller…a nice bonus!
These pants are made for cropped leather jackets thanks to their thick, high waistline. Chunky wool winter accessories, velvet ballet flats and a huge suitcase-style bag keep the whole look casual without sacrificing any style. From coffee to meetings to shopping, you’ll be comfortable and stylish from early morning to the afternoon rush hour.
For the most part, cocktail dresses are really a dime a dozen. I know from personal experience that no matter how many hours you put into hunting for an amazing, completely unique dress, by the time you’ve spent under five minutes at a holiday party, it becomes abundantly clear that you look like just about every other girl in the room. Not the case with these pants: with a form-fitting bustier, some statement heels, a sleek clutch and layered jewelry, the chances of you blending in with the rest of the party scenery are slim to none.