I don't know about you, but drawstrings and elastics have completely replaced zippers and buttons in my closet right now. I can't be bothered to wear anything remotely stiff or fussy, but there's a whole world of cute pull-on pants that don't include sweats or leggings. Wide-leg linen pants, long silky trousers, cotton cargos, high-waisted culottes, velvet flares—the options are practically endless. And there's nary a zipper or button in sight.
Below, I've rounded up my favorite pull-on pants from our readers' favorite retailers, including Nordstrom, H&M, Free People, & Other Stories, and Shopbop. Of course, there are plenty of super casual options to wear at home, but others look incredibly polished and put-together. In fact, some of these look exactly like office-ready trousers minus the stiffness of buttons and zippers. Scroll down to shop my favorite pull-on pants right now.
I absolutely love how these pants are styled with an oversize white button-down and white flip-flops. I'm taking notes.
Silk is certainly an investment, but it definitely helps when you buy it on sale. These pants are the epitome of laid-back luxury.
These lightweight plaid pants are so perfect for summer. I'd pair them with a cute white blouse.
Yes, these pants are as comfortable as they look. They're a refreshing change from constricting leggings.
These lightweight cargo pants are perfect for warm summer days.
The tie-dye trend is all over TikTok right now, and these on-sale pants are a cool interpretation of the vibe.
You can always rely on H&M to provide the affordable version of every trend under the sun.
These are perfect for lounging at home, but they can also be dressed up block heels and a blazer.
Kate Middleton is a fan of culottes, so you should be too.
These pants look as polished as your favorite trousers, sans the zippers and buttons.
Nothing screams summer like linen pants. The fabric is so breathable and light for warm days.
Matching shirt optional but highly encouraged.
Cargo pants don't have to be rigid—these are practically as comfortable as sweatpants.
This marigold color is so fun and cheery.
Who am I to resist something with the term "wonderstretch" in its name?
I love the cool brocade look of these sophisticated pants by Club Monaco.
These trousers are a great investment for meetings and interviews down the line.
These pants boast organic linen, so they're not horrible for the environment (always a plus).
Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.
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