I Found the Perfect Spring Pants—Here's How I'm Wearing Them


I’m going to try something crazy here. If anyone knows me, they know I love my jeans. Name a top, and I can tell you which jeans I would style it with. But one of my resolutions this year was to expand my wardrobe horizon, and I’m starting with finding alternatives for my favorite jeans. Like I said, crazy! Thankfully, my go-to (and I’m sure your go-to) source for denim, Levi’s, has launched pants that have helped convince me that there is a world outside of jean outfits. The newest style, the Balloon pants, is slightly cropped, pleated at the waist, and the perfect combination of polished and effortless. The exaggerated curve at the hip takes these pants from feeling like a basic to a true fashion style that adds an extra element of cool to your look. I put together five different looks that I’m planning on trying this season, and shockingly, I’ve forgotten about jeans (for now). See them here.

Look 1: White Out


Name something chicer than crisp white pants… I’m still waiting. For spring, I’m swapping out white jeans for something more elevated and cleaned up (just like this pair). I especially love that these are kind of cropped, which makes them the perfect pants to wear with statement flats.

Look 2: Desk to Drinks


Though it’s getting warmer out, it’s still negative-something degrees in the office because we apparently love air-conditioning. For work, I’m styling black Balloon pants with a knit polo and ankle-strap shoes in a nude shade that can easily take me to drinks after work with my co-workers.

Look 3: Mom Duty, But Make It Fashion


Did I mention I’m a mom to an 11-month-old? My daughter is at the point in her life where she won’t stop moving, so I need a weekend outfit that not only is super chic (I can never compromise style) but is also something I can move around in. I’m not typically a sneaker girl but will always say yes to a pair of high-top sneakers, which obviously looks perfect with the khaki version of the Levi’s Balloon pants. 

Look 4: Casual Friday


Okay, I’m going to take a leap of faith here: Thong sandals for work can totally happen. Hear me out! If worn with these pants, which are timeless and very office appropriate, adding in a touch of trendy elements like said thong sandals, a padded headband, and a croissant shoulder bag kind of actually works. If it fails, you can report me to HR.

Look 5: The Ultimate Classic


If you take one look at my saved folder on IG, it’s filled—and I mean FILLED—with fashion girls in their very best black, off-white, and touch-of-gold outfits. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a classic look, and nothing is more classic to me than a pair of black pants with a statement-sleeve blouse and a chunky gold necklace. In this very special case, you can match your bag to your shoes, and I promise I won’t judge.

Nayiri Mampourian
Senior Fashion Editor, Branded Content

Nayiri is Who What Wear's senior fashion editor for branded content and based in her hometown, Los Angeles. It all began in 2014 when she landed an internship at the company and never looked back. While she does love writing her fair share of fashion stories, her heart really belongs in the brainstorm room, where she has fun strategizing different ways to create content with our fashion partners so that you engage with the brands you know and love. Her style tends to be more classic (she loves a good black-and-white look with gold accessories), and white pumps are kind of her thing. If she had to pick one person's wardrobe to raid, it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's, and she also has a major obsession with interior design. She's a mom to a 1-year-old baby girl named Sophie, and she fully plans on training her to spot fashion trends by the time she's 10. That's all!